2012 – Bob Carpenter

In 36 years as a play-by-play announcer, host, reporter, writer and anchor, Bob Carpenter has been one of the nation’s busiest sportscasters, from local radio and TV, to regional sports, to the national stage on USA Network and ESPN. He has called thousands of sporting events in more than a dozen sports at every level.

Carpenter is in his 7th year as TV voice of the Washington Nationals and his 29th season as a major league baseball announcer, including stops in the TV booths of the St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, New York Mets and Minnesota Twins. For the last 10 years he has been the TV voice of University of Oklahoma basketball.

Carpenter has won two Emmys for Cardinals baseball, and was nominated for four others in St. Louis, New York and Washington. In 18 years with ESPN, he was a mainstay of their college basketball, football and major league baseball coverage. He has announced numerous NCAA Tournaments and Bowl Games. His work with USA in the ‘80s included hosting the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and Masters Golf, as well as numerous PGA Tour events.

In Tulsa, Carpenter has broadcast Tulsa Oilers baseball, Tulsa Roughnecks soccer, KTUL-TV Channel 8, KRAV-FM 96, and currently appears weekly on 97.1-FM The Sports Animal. An accomplished public speaker, Carpenter has been active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Tulsa and St. Louis, has emceed functions for the Tulsa Area United Way and Union Schools Education Foundation, and has served as corporate spokesman for several Tulsa and St. Louis corporations. His broadcasting travels have taken him to 48 states, Canada and Japan, but he has called Tulsa home for 36 years.

For the past four years, he and his wife Debbie have hosted the Operation Hope Charity Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook Country Club, a unique event that brings to Tulsa major league baseball players, coaches and managers and other celebrities from various sports with all proceeds going to charity.

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