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DALLAS BRADEN AND KARA TSUBOI JOIN NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA’S A’S BROADCAST TEAM

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DALLAS BRADEN AND KARA TSUBOI JOIN NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA’S A’S BROADCAST TEAM

Braden to Provide Analysis for 100 Games Across Multiple Platforms

 

Tsuboi to Serve as Sideline Reporter for Select Home Games

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 10, 2018 – The Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) and NBC Sports California (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic A’s Fan,” today announced that former A’s pitcher Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) has joined the broadcast team as a baseball analyst.

Braden will be featured in 35 telecasts as a color commentator and 54 games in the newly created role of field analyst, reporting from a unique vantage point close to the action.  He will also continue in his role as a studio analyst for select A’s Pregame Live and A’s Postgame Live shows.

Longtime in-stadium host Kara Tsuboi (@karashotcorner) will also join the broadcast team as a sideline reporter for a limited number of home games.

“Dallas’ presence at nearly every home game in this newly created role will provide a dynamic perspective that fans have not seen before. We are excited to welcome a lifelong A to the broadcast team,” said A’s President Dave Kaval.

“Dallas Braden provides a rare combination of deep baseball knowledge, passion for the game and love for the green and gold.  He has a true connection with A’s fans, and we’re looking forward to seeing him in a much more substantial role in 2018,” said David Koppett, VP of Content Strategy for NBC Sports California.

Ray Fosse, a 33-year broadcasting veteran and multiple Emmy Award-winner who played in the majors for 12 seasons, won two World Championships (1973, 1974) with the A’s, along with two Gold Gloves (1970, 1971) and played in two All-Star Games (1970, 1971), remains NBC Sports California’s primary A’s analyst.

Braden, a Stockton native, spent five seasons with the A’s (2007-2011). On May 9, 2010, he pitched the nineteenth perfect game in MLB history when he defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in Oakland on Mother’s Day. Braden pitched for Stagg High School in Stockton, then went on to play at Texas Tech University. He was drafted by the A’s in 2004 and made his debut with the club in 2007. After his playing career, Braden worked at ESPN (2014-2017) as a studio analyst and color analyst.  Prior to the 2017 MLB season, he joined NBC Sports California as a studio analyst for the network’s signature shows A’s Pregame Live and A’s Postgame Live.

Tsuboi will be joining the broadcast team during select home games during the 50th anniversary season. She has been a member of the Athletics family since 2009, serving as the in-stadium host for home games. Tsuboi will continue in her prior role when she is not part of the NBC Sports California broadcast. Prior to her time with the A’s, Kara served as a technology reporter for CNET and CBS Interactive.

About the Oakland Athletics

We have always been innovators. Since our founding in 1901, the Athletics franchise has pushed the boundaries of our club and our sport in a relentless pursuit of victory. Our nine World Series titles and 15 American League Pennants make us one of the most storied clubs in Major League Baseball. We take great pride in the achievements of our past, and we view them as a challenge to push ourselves further. As our club moves into a new chapter in Oakland, we are committed to creating winning experiences that encompass the many aspects of our game and our community. For more information, visit athletics.com.

About NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-ROCKETS 2018 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

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NBC Sports Bay Area

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-ROCKETS 2018 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

 

“SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central” and “Warriors Outsiders” to Surround Each Game

with 4 Hours of News, Analysis and Commentary

 

Region’s Deepest Sports News Team Covering Warriors-Rockets Series;

Kerith Burke, Kelenna Azubuike & Monte Poole to Report from Houston

 

“The Happy Hour,” “Warriors With You” and NBCSportsBayArea.com

to Provide Comprehensive Multi-platform Warriors-Rockets Coverage

 

Network Coverage Presented On-Air and Live Streamed

on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via NBC Sports App

 

Original Content Throughout Playoffs Via NBC Sports Bay Area’s

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 10, 2018 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com (@NBCSAuthentic), the home of the most comprehensive local coverage of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, continue their extensive season-long coverage into the 2018 Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets.  The network’s Warriors-Rockets coverage is highlighted by four hours of live game-day coverage on SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central and Warriors Outsiders.  Throughout the series, the network will continue to present complete Warriors playoff coverage with daily news, preview and analysis programs; in-depth online coverage from NBCSportsBayArea.com; and enhanced social media interaction.

 

NBC Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Rockets on-air and online details:

 

NBA Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Rockets coverage features the region’s deepest sports on-air/online roster, a total of 11 contributors, including the SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central team: Greg Papa, Garry St. Jean, Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7), Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) and Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS); Warriors Outsiders Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) and Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann); The Happy Hour’s Greg Papa, Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS) and Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS); plus, Laura Britt (@Laura_Britt_) and James Ham (@James_HamNBCS).

 

SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central

Live Warriors-Rockets pregame coverage: One hour before the national broadcast, NBC Sports Bay Area will present comprehensive game preview and analysis, the latest team news and developments, and interviews with players and coaches on SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central.  

 

Live Warriors-Rockets postgame coverage: After the game, Warriors Playoff Central, a one-hour show, will feature in-depth game analysis with stats and highlights, locker room interviews and a preview of the next game. 

 

Warriors Playoff Central will air before and after each national broadcast.  The shows will originate from Oracle Arena during home games.

 

The shows are anchored by three-time California Sportscaster of the Year Greg Papa with expert analysis from former Warriors general manager and head coach Garry St. Jean and former Warriors forward Kelenna Azubuike.  Additional analysis will be provided by NBCSportsBayArea.com’s Warriors Insider Monte Poole and Warriors sideline reporter Kerith Burke.

 

For road games, Burke, Poole and Azubuike will report live from Houston.  Papa and St. Jean will anchor the shows from the Bay Area.

 

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic and @NBCSWarriors on Twitter for air dates/times and channel locations for Warriors Playoff Central during the Warriors-Rockets series.

 

Warriors OutsidersWarriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders), hosted by Drew Shiller and Grant Liffmann, will provide viewers with a fresh take on each Warriors-Rockets game with analysis, commentary and basketball analytics. Warriors Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.  The show will air before and after each game.

 

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic, @NBCSWarriors, @DrewShiller and @GrantLiffmann for Warriors Outsiders air dates/times.

 

Additionally, Shiller and Liffmann host the Warriors Outsiders Podcast featuring game preview and analysis, opinionated commentary and lively debate.  To listen click HERE.

 

The Happy HourThe Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a live hour-long conversational program – hosted by Greg Papa, Ray Ratto and Kelli Johnson – regularly airs live weekdays at 5 p.m.  The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, in-depth Warriors and NBA news and analysis, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.

 

The Happy Hour is available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:

 

Warriors coverage streamed live via NBCSportsBayArea.com, NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Bay Area offers live streaming of its Warriors coverage on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app.  For more information about the network’s streaming service, click HERE.

 

Warriors With YouWarriors With You (#WarriorsWithYou) a live multi-platform, half-hour show hosted by Warriors reporter Kerith Burke and Warriors Insider Monte Poole – will be presented throughout the playoffs on Facebook Live.  Kelenna Azubuike will join the show during road games.  Warriors With You will deliver a comprehensive breakdown of the Warriors-Rockets series, the latest team developments and insider reports.  Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Burke, Poole and Azubuike during the shows via Facebook Live.

 

NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors-Rockets coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole, Senior Insider Ray Ratto and NBA reporter James Ham, and provides insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports and special web-exclusive videos.  NBCSportsBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from Warriors Playoff Central, The Happy Hour, Warriors Outsiders, and Warriors Insider Podcast, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.

 

NBC Sports Bay Area Social Media – NBC Sports Bay Area will present original content throughout the Warriors-Rockets series across various social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSWarriors).  Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present live game-day content from Oracle Arena at every Warriors home game.

 

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

 

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA NOMINATED FOR 23 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA EMMY AWARDS

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NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA NOMINATED FOR 23 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA EMMY AWARDS

Home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports” Earns 23 Nominations in 14 Categories

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 2, 2018 – The San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has recognized NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California (@NBCSAuthentic) with a combined 23 Emmy Award nominations in 14 categories. The nominations were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The 47th Annual Northern California Area Emmy Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 2 at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco.

47th Northern California Emmy Award nominations:

Overall Excellence/News Excellence

 “NBC Sports Bay Area,” NBC Sports Bay Area

Thomas Stathakes, Senior Vice President/General Manager

 

Sports Game-Live/Unedited (Program)

“SF Giants Baseball: Matt Cain's Goodbye,” NBC Sports Bay Area

David Koppett, Executive Producer; Joseph T. Washington II, Richard Zinn, Coordinating Producers; Jeff Kuiper, Producer; Sean Day, Daniel Peterson, Associate Producers; James P. Lynch, Director; David Flemming, Duane Kuiper, Jon Miller, Play-By-Play Announcers; Mike Krukow, Analyst; Amy U. Gutierrez, Field Reporter

 

“Warriors Basketball,” NBC Sports Bay Area

David Koppett, Executive Producer; Joseph T. Washington II, Richard Zinn, Coordinating Producers; Phil Pollicino, Producer; Sean Day, Associate Producer; Bob Fitzgerald, Play-By-Play Announcer; Jim Barnett, Color Analyst; Thomas Adza, Director’ Michael Rosenthal, Associate Director; Erik Fisher, Graphic Producer

 

Special Event Coverage

“Golden State Warriors Championship Parade,” NBC Sports Bay Area

Devon Fox, Executive Director; David Koppett, Executive Producer; Phil Pollicino, Pavlos Rozis, Producers; Bruno Ewald, Joseph T. Washington II, Richard Zinn, Coordinating Producers; Catherine Barr, Associate Producer; Kelenna Azubuike, Kelli Johnson, James Kozimor, Grant Liffmann, Greg Papa, Fallon Smith, Talent; Monte Poole, Warriors Insider; Thomas Adza, Director; Sean Day, Associate Director; Amanda Mantchev, Graphic Designer

 

On-Camera Talent-Sports-Play by Play/Analyst

“Giants Broadcast Team,” NBC Sports Bay Area

Duane Kuiper, Play-by-Play Announcer; Mike Krukow, Analyst; Amy U. Gutierrez, Field Reporter

 

“Sharks Broadcast Team,” NBC Sports California

Randy Hahn, Play-By-Play Announcer

 

Sports-One-Time Special

“Tomboy,” NBC Sports Bay Area

David Koppett, Executive Producer; Devon Fox, Coordinating Producer

 

Sports-Daily or Weekly Program

“Warriors Ground: Champions Rewind Part 1,” NBC Sports Bay Area/Golden State Warriors

Blake Wilberding, Director of Production; Paul Hawkins, Executive Producer; Devin Dismang, Lead Coordinating Producer; Kassidy Iwashita, Producer; Chris Casey, Producer/Editor; Rocky Matthers, Associate Producer; Michael Leslie, Lead Videographer; Janet Fong, Videographer; Matt Maniego, Matt Straus, Cinematographers; Karina Anglada, Lead Editor

 

“Warriors Ground: Champions Rewind Part 2,” NBC Sports Bay Area/Golden State Warriors

Blake Wilberding, Director of Production; Paul Hawkins, Executive Producer; Devin Dismang, Lead Coordinating Producer; Kassidy Iwashita, Producer; Chris Casey, Producer/Editor; Rocky Matthers, Associate Producer; Michael Leslie, Lead Videographer; Janet Fong, Videographer; Matt Maniego, Matt Straus, Cinematographers; Karina Anglada, Lead Editor

 

“Warriors Ground: Opening Night,” NBC Sports Bay Area/Golden State Warriors

Blake Wilberding, Director of Production; Paul Hawkins, Executive Producer; Devin Dismang, Lead Coordinating Producer; Kassidy Iwashita, Producer; Chris Casey, Producer/Editor; Rocky Matthers, Associate Producer; Michael Leslie, Lead Videographer; Janet Fong, Videographer Matt Maniego, Matt Straus, Cinematographers; Karina Anglada, Lead Editor

 

“Inside the Clubhouse: Barry,” San Francisco Giants, SFG Productions/NBC Sports Bay Area

Paul Hodges III, Executive Producer; Anica Chavez, Senior Producer; Katy Batchelder, Producer;

Alyssa Royce, Producer/Senior Video Editor; Brendan Ferguson, Kevin Hinh, Producer/Editors;

Iman Rodney, Cinematographer; Brad Martens, Media Manager

 

“Inside the Clubhouse: The System,” San Francisco Giants, SFG Productions/NBC Sports Bay Area

Paul Hodges III, Executive Producer; Anica Chavez, Senior Producer; Katy Batchelder, Producer;

Alyssa Royce, Producer/Senior Video Editor; Brendan Ferguson, Matthew McKee, Producer/Editors;

Everett Durán, Iman Rodney, Cinematographers; Brad Martens, Media Manager

 

Sports-News Feature/Segment

“Our Heroes' Heroes,” NBC Sports Bay Area

Chris Jones, Producer/Writer; Max Schreiber, Editor

 

Sports-Program Feature/Segment

“Work Like a Champ,” NBC Sports Bay Area

Mindi Bach, Producer/Reporter; Tyler Denevi, Editor

 

“Behind the Mask: Joey's Journey,” NBC Sports Bay Area/USF Athletics

Katie Morgan, Producer/Cinematographer/Editor

 

Promotion-Single Spot

“Canseco Bull,” NBC Sports California

Tom Pellack, Producer/Writer; Kristin Russell Bousquet, Photographer/ Editor/Graphic Design; David Casper, Graphic Design

 

“Who's That Kid?,” sfgiants.com/San Francisco Giants, SFG Productions, NBC Sports Bay Area

Paul Hodges III, Executive Producer; Anica Chavez, Senior Producer’ Katy Batchelder, Producer/Director/ Writer; Alyssa Royce, Producer/Writer/Senior Editor; Kevin Hinh, Associate Producer; Iman Rodney, Director of Photography; Angie Annett, Storyboard Artist Brad Martens, Media Manager

 

Commercial-Single Spot or Campaign

“San Francisco Giants 2017 Commercial Campaign,” sfgiants.com/San Francisco Giants, SFG Productions/NBC Sports Bay Area

Danny Dann, Paul Hodges III, Executive Producers; Kara Gilmore, Producer;

Matthew McKee, Director; Steve Condiotti, Director of Photography

 

Arts/Entertainment-Program/Special

“BaseBallet: Into the Game,” NBC Sports Bay Area/Athletic Art Productions

Mike Krukow, Executive Producer; Venancio Minton, Michael Phillips, Matthew Piniol, Torin Simpson, Producers; Weston Krukow, Ben Needham-Wood, Producers/Choreographers Matthew McKee, Director; Benjamin Sollee, Composer; Cameo Cross, Natasha Adorlee Johnson, Artists

 

Writer-Program

“BaseBallet: Into the Game,” NBC Sports Bay Area/Athletic Arts Productions

Matthew McKee, Weston Krukow, Ben Needham-Wood, Writer

 

Photographer-Program

“BaseBallet: Into the Game,” NBC Sports Bay Area/Red Panel

Matthew Piniol, Director of Photography; Venancio Minton, Michael Phillips, Cinematographers

 

“Iman Rodney Composite,” NBC Sports Bay Area/San Francisco Giants, SFG Productions

Iman Rodney, Cinematographer

 

Editor-Program

“BaseBallet: Into the Game,” NBC Sports Bay Area/Red Panel

Matthew McKee, Torin Simpson, Editors

 

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

 

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