Neil Funk has been the Bulls television play-by-play man since 2008, but has been the voice of the team since 1991 when he came to Chicago doing the same job on team radio broadcasts. Prior to the Bulls, Funk served as the announcer for Philadelphia 76ers games on WPHL-TV for four seasons and was the recipient of an Emmy award for his broadcasting in 1989. Funk began his career in 1971 announcing University of Illinois basketball and football games as well as Danville Warrior games (Milwaukee Brewers farm club) on WITY Radio. His first NBA stint was in 1976-77, when he broadcast the Sixers on WIBG radio before he moved to Kansas City, where he announced Kings games. While serving as the Kings' broadcaster, he was named Missouri's best sports broadcaster three times. Funk returned to Philadelphia and broadcast Sixers games on WPHL-TV and WFIL Radio from 1982-85 and the following three seasons he handled play-by-play for the New Jersey Nets on WNBC and WNEW. Neil and his wife, Renee, reside in Chicago and have one son, William.
Since 2008, Stacey King has been the lead game analyst for the Chicago Bulls on television, joining play-by-play man Neil Funk on Comcast SportsNet broadcasts. King has coined many "Stacey-isms" behind the mic, including, "I wanna go HIGHER!"; "Did you get the memo?"; "Too big, too strong, too fast, too good!"; "Does anyone know how to post videos to Facebook?"; and "Drive home safely. BEEP! BEEP!" The former first team All-American at Oklahoma and member of three Bulls NBA championship teams (1991-93) previously worked as Comcast SportsNet's studio analyst for Bulls Pregame Live and Bulls Postgame Live with Mark Schanowski. During his inaugural year with Comcast SportsNet, King also filled in as a host for Chicago Tribune Live.
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The always enthusiastic voice of the Blackhawks, Pat Foley celebrated his 30th year in the Blackhawks broacast booth in 2013 as the team's television play-by-play announcer. He also spent two seasons as the TV play-by-play man for the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves. Foley began his broadcasting career while at Michigan State University calling baseball and hockey and later worked for the Grand Rapids Owls of the International Hockey League. Foley joined the Blackhawks in the early 80's and spent the next 25 years calling games on radio and TV. In 1991, Foley was the recipient of an Emmy for "Outstanding Achievement -- Sports Program Live Series." A decade later, he was inducted into the 2001 class of the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame joining local legends Jack Brickhouse and Harry Caray.
Eddie Olczyk is the Blackhawks color analyst and shares the booth with Pat Foley. In 2012, Olczyk was inducted to the USA Hockey Hall of Fame. In addition to game analysis, he makes appearances with Foley on Blackhawks Pregame Postgame Live. He also is active in the community doing appearances for the Blackhawks as part of their outreach initiatives. Olczyk was drafted by the Blackhawks in the first round (third overall) of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, and began his NHL career as an 18-year-old rookie in 1984-85. In his first three seasons with the Blackhawks, Olczyk recorded 180 points in 225 games. During his 16-year playing career, he scored 342 goals and recorded 794 points in 1,031 games played with the Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, Jets, Rangers, Kings and Penguins. Following his time on the ice, he embarked on a broadcasting career, working on Penguins telecasts for Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh (2000-2003), along with games for ESPN, ESPN2 and NHL Radio. Prior to his booth work, Olczyk was Penguins head coach(2003-05).
Steve Konroyd has been an analyst for Comcast SportsNet's Blackhawks Pregame and Postgame Live since 2005. Prior to joining CSN, Konroyd was the Phoenix Coyotes' first-ever radio color commentator (1995) and in 1996 was the TV color ananlyst for the San Jose Sharks. As part of the Sharks broadcast team, he won a 2000 Northern California Emmy. In 2004 he won his second Emmy while working as a game analyst for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Konroyd played in the NHL for 15 seasons, scoring 41 goals and tallying 195 assists in 895 games with the Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks (1988-92), Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders. He was also a member of Team Canada in 1985 and 1991, winning two silver medals at the World Championship. He and his wife, Juli, a Chicago native, have five children: Danielle, Emily, Declan, Braelyn and Stephen.
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Len Kasper started as the Cubs play-by-play announcer for Comcast SportsNet in 2005. Before manning the booth for the North Siders, he handled Florida Marlins play-by-play for three years at Fox Sports Net. Prior to joining the Marlins, Kasper was the play-by-play announcer for select Milwaukee Brewers games from 1999-2001. His broadcast career includes eight years at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, including a stint as the morning news show host. He also hosted pregame and halftime shows for the Green Bay Packers Radio Network and co-hosted a Hot Stove league show on the Brewers Radio Network. Kasper graduated summa cum laude from Marquette University in 1993 with a public relations degree.
Jim Deshaies joined Len Kasper in the Cubs broadcast booth as the television analyst in 2013 after spending 16 seasons with the Houston Astros in the same role. In 2010, he earned a Lone Star Emmy for Broadcast excellence. The big left-hander pitched for 12 seasons, spending time with the New York Yankees (1984), Astros (1985-1991), San Diego Padres (1992), Minnesota Twins (1993, 1994), San Francisco Giants (1993) and Philadelphia Phillies (1995). Deshaies finished seventh in the 1986 Rookie of the Year balloting after going 12-5 with a 3.25 ERA. Over his career, he won 10 games or more five times and compiled an 84-95 record.
Hollandsworth joined Comcast SportsNet in 2009 as the studio analyst for Cubs Pregame Live and Cubs Postgame Live teaming with host David Kaplan. During his 12-year big-league career he was named the 1996 National League Rookie of the Year and also played for the Cubs in 2004 and 2005. He was a member of the 2003 World Series champion Florida Marlins. The former outfielder compiled a .273 batting average with 98 homers and 401 RBIs.
Ken "Hawk" Harrelson has been a mainstay as a White Sox broadcaster, perched in the booth every season since 1990. He has been paired with game analyst Steve Stone since 2009. Prior to Stone, Hawk teamed with Darrin Jackson for nine seasons (2000-08) and Tom Paciorek for 10 (1990-99). Hawk's exuberant "Yes!" and "He gone!" calls and colorful nicknames have become familiar to Sox fans. He also worked in the announcing booth for the White Sox from 1982-1985. In 1986, Harrelson became the team's executive vice president of baseball operations for one season. Harrelson played in the majors for nine seasons, helping the Boston Red Sox to the American League pennant in 1967. He enjoyed his finest season with Boston in 1968, when he hit 35 home runs and drove in 109. A stellar golfer, "Hawk" also played golf professionally for a time before broadcasting.
Chicago baseball veteran Steve Stone joined Comcast SportsNet as a game analyst for the White Sox in 2009. Stone, a former Cy Young Award winner (1980), White Sox pitcher and Chicago Cubs television color analyst, teamed with play-by-play announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. Stone pitched 11 years in the majors, posting a 107-93 record with a 3.97 ERA, taking the mound for the San Francisco Giants (1971-72), White Sox (1973, 1977-78), Cubs (1974-76) and Baltimore Orioles (1979-1981). His best season was 1980, when he won the American League Cy Young Award with a 25-7 record, starting 37 games and tossing nine complete games and one shutout. He was also made his lone All-Star appearance that season and finished ninth in the AL MVP voting.
Since 2005, Bill Melton has been a studio analyst for Comcast SportsNet's White Sox Pregame Live and White Sox Postgame Live but has performed those duties for the White Sox for more than a dozen years. A community relations representative for the White Sox since 1992, Melton became the first White Sox player to win the American League home run crown during his All-Star 1971 season. Beltin' Bill played 10 years in the majors: eight seasons with the White Sox (1968-1975) and one season each with the California Angels (1976) and Cleveland Indians (1977). He posted a career .253 batting average with 160 home runs and 591 RBIs. Melton and his family reside in Chicago.