Dave Leno

Dave Leno

Play by Play Announcer at ESPN3

Location
Greater Philadelphia Area
Industry
Broadcast Media

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Dave Leno's Overview

Current
  • Play by Play Announcer at ONE World Sports
  • Radio Announcer at 1440 WNPV-AM
  • US OPEN Radio Play by Play Announcer & Reporter at USTA
  • Play by Play Announcer at NFHS Network
Past
  • Basketball Announcer at Action Indiana Sports Television
  • Fill-in Anchor and Sports Reporter at WTIU-TV (PBS)
  • 610 WIP-AM at CBS Radio
Education
Connections

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Dave Leno's Summary

Currently, I am the radio voice of the Trenton Freedom and freelance as a play by play announcer and sideline reporter with ESPN3, Big Ten Network & Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast. This summer, I called Japanese baseball games from the One World Sports Studios in Stamford, CT. I also work with US OPEN Radio as an on-air talent for the 2014 US OPEN.

When trying to pinpoint my play by play skills think versatility. I have a knack for calling both Olympic and revenue generating sports. Changing gears from basketball to field hockey to soccer, doesn’t faze me. In fact, working with multiple crews across diverse platforms only sharpens my game-calling.

This confidence stems from my experiences broadcasting numerous ESPN, BTN and Comcast games. Also, I traveled with a few Indiana University Athletics programs as their announcer and reported for a PBS TV affiliate. Last year, I handled public address duties for the Trenton Titans, ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers.

I encourage you to take a look at my TV and radio work: daveleno.com. On my website, you’ll spot my passionate and polished on-air pedigree. I am represented by The Legacy Agency.

Specialties: TV & Radio Play-by-Play Broadcasting
Sideline Reporting
Studio Anchoring
Live Shots
Field Reporting
Hosting & Producing Coaches' shows
Public Address Announcing
Editing Video on Avid and Final Cut
Social Media
Journalistic Ethics
Voiceover Talent

Dave Leno's Experience

ESPN3 Play by Play Announcer

ESPN

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; DIS; Broadcast Media industry

2012Present (2 years)

2014-15 College Football Season
Sunday Sept 6 1pm - Navy vs Temple (Philadelphia)
Saturday Sept 20 1pm - Delaware State vs Temple (Philadelphia)

2013-14 College Basketball Season
Friday Nov. 8 7:30pm - Florida A&M vs. Rutgers (Piscataway, NJ)
Wednesday Dec. 18 7pm - Texas Southern vs Temple (Philadelphia)
Sunday Dec. 22 2pm - Army vs Rutgers (Piscataway, NJ)
Wednesday Jan 1 4pm - Louisville vs Temple women's bball (Philadelphia)


The following ESPN3 broadcasts aired on WatchESPN.com and were available on the WatchESPN app on your phone, labtop or tablet.

Sunday Nov. 11 1pm - Marshall vs. Villanova (Villanova, PA)
Tuesday Nov. 20 7pm - Columbia vs. Villanova (Villanova, PA)
Saturday Nov. 24 12pm - Mount St. Mary's vs. Georgetown (Washington, DC)
Saturday Dec. 1 2pm - Penn vs. Penn State (University Park, PA)
Saturday Dec. 8 2pm - South Carolina State vs. Maryland (College Park, MD)
Friday Dec. 28 7pm - NJIT vs. Villanova (Villanova, PA)

Play by Play Announcer & Sideline Reporter

Big Ten Network and Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Broadcast Media industry

2010Present (4 years)

2014-15 season
Sun Sept 21 - BTN women's soccer Michigan vs Rutgers (Piscataway, NJ)

For the 2nd consecutive year, I announced the Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Tournament Championship game from Troy University, Nov. 23 on CSS/CST. The match also aired live on ESPN3.

2012-13 season
Sideline reporter for BTN's Michigan vs. Ohio state women's basketball on Sun. Mar. 3.
Sideline reporter for BTN's Michigan vs. Penn State women's basketball on Sun. Feb. 24.
Sideline reporter for BTN's Georgetown vs. Penn State women's basketball on Sun. Dec. 9.
Announced the Sun Belt Conference volleyball championship game Nov. 17 at Western Kentucky with the Sun Belt Network.

BTN field hockey and soccer broadcaster for the fall 2011 season. Was a sideline reporter on a women's basketball Minn @ PSU telecast as well. Over the years, I've announced basketball, soccer, softball, field hockey and volleyball for the linear network and/or BTN.com.

Called CSS women's basketball game featuring Florida State and Clemson on Feb. 23, 2012. The game was simulcast on ESPN3.com.

Radio Play by Play Announcer

Trenton Freedom

March 2014Present (7 months)

Broadcast all regular season and playoff games on 920 AM The Voice, sister station of 94.5 PST. I also host weekly coach's shows from two area restaurants in NJ & PA on 1490 WBCB. Our radio signal can be reached from South Brunswick, NJ to Northeast Philly. The Freedom compete in the Professional Indoor Football League.

Play by Play Announcer

ONE World Sports

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Broadcast Media industry

April 2014Present (6 months) Stamford, CT

Broadcast Yomiuri Giants baseball games. Considered the New York Yankees of Japan, Yomiuri competes in the Japanese Central League.

Radio Announcer

1440 WNPV-AM

January 2014Present (9 months)

Broadcast Division III college basketball games on 1440 WNPV-AM.

US OPEN Radio Play by Play Announcer & Reporter

USTA

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Sports industry

August 2013Present (1 year 2 months) Greater New York City Area

In 2013, I announced all three doubles championships (mixed, men and women) from our Arthur Ashe Stadium broadcast booth. In the early part of the tourney, I filed live reports from the grounds, interviewing fans about their experiences in Flushing. Additionally, I provided updates from several matches on the side courts. The worldwide feed aired on the official US OPEN website, USOPEN.org, the US OPEN app and SiriusXM Ch.85 - ESPN RADIO XTRA.

In 2014, I handled sideline reports from around the grounds. All hits were live.

Play by Play Announcer

NFHS Network

2013Present (1 year)

Announce Pennsylvania high school state tournament games for the National Federation of High Schools Network in conjunction with PlayOn! Sports.

Emmaus vs West Chester Henderson Field Hockey Semifinals
Penn Manor vs Lower Dauphin Field Hockey Semifinals
Great Valley vs Conestoga Valley Boys Soccer Semifinals
Berwick vs Archbishop Wood Football Semifinals

Public Address Announcer

Trenton Titans

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Sports industry

20122013 (1 year) Trenton, NJ

Public Address Announcer for home games played at Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ. The Titans are the ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers. The organization folded after the season.

Freelance Play by Play Announcer

Indiana University Bloomington

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

20092011 (2 years)

Traveled around the country with the softball and volleyball teams calling games. Both programs advanced to the NCAA tournament in their respective sports, and I provided the play-by-play. Also, announced home men and women's soccer matches, which included postseason competition as well. Called men's exhibition basketball games on BTN.com that later tape-delayed on TV.

Broadcaster/Media Assistant/Fill-in Public Address Announcer

Camden Riversharks

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Sports industry

20092010 (1 year)

Worked during 2009 and 2010 seasons, broadcasting select games. Provided play-by-play and color analysis. Also, assisted with media relations work, updating stat packs and helping media with any requests.

Basketball Announcer

Action Indiana Sports Television

20092010 (1 year)

TV announcer for class 4A high school basketball games in Indiana. Games aired on Comcast and Brighthouse Networks throughout the state.

Fill-in Anchor and Sports Reporter

WTIU-TV (PBS)

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Broadcast Media industry

20072010 (3 years)

Anchored PBS-style newsbreaks, and covered local high school and college sports. Also, produced, voiced and edited 5-min. feature stories that aired on the Weekly Special, a magazine-type features show. Viewing area covered South Central Indiana. I won two first place Society of Professional Journalists awards for news and sports coverage.

610 WIP-AM

CBS Radio

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Entertainment industry

May 2008August 2008 (4 months)

Audio stringer for select Philadelphia Phillies games. Assisted talent with show preparation. Edited and uploaded audio into the servers.

Dave Leno's Skills & Expertise

  1. Public Address Announcing
  2. Voice Over

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