04 Oct Sportscaster Joe D’Ambrosio Joins Fox 61 and CW 20
Long time voice of UConn Athletics, Connecticut Sportscaster of the Year to contribute to Fox 61 Sports coverage and will join television broadcast team for UConn Men’s Hockey and Baseball on CW 20
HARTFORD, CT – Fox 61 and CW 20 today announced the hiring of award-winning Connecticut sportscaster Joe D’Ambrosio to join the Fox 61 Sports team.
D’Ambrosio will contribute to Fox 61’s coverage of UConn Athletics and other local and professional sports teams and will appear on Fox 61 Sports Ticket: Countdown to Kickoff, which debuts at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 4 before the NFL Thursday Night Football matchup between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts.
D’Ambrosio will also join Fox 61 Sports Director Rich Coppola on UConn Men’s Hockey and Baseball broadcasts on CW 20.
“I am thrilled and honored to join the Fox 61 team,” said D’Ambrosio. “Fox 61 and Fox Sports represent the very best in local, college and professional sports coverage, and I look forward to providing the Connecticut audience in-depth and compelling sports content.”
“Joe’s addition helps Fox 61 set a new standard for local sports coverage in the Connecticut marketplace, “said Liz Grey Godbout, Vice President and News Director at Fox 61. “He is solidly connected to the Connecticut sports scene and will bring unique perspective to our coverage of the athletes and teams our audience cares about.”
D’Ambrosio was the voice of UConn football and Men’s basketball for three decades, and also provided play-by-play for UConn Women’s basketball, Men’s hockey and baseball. He has called eight National Championship games, been part of eleven Final Fours and called six bowl games, including the 2011 Fiesta Bowl.
D’Ambrosio broadcast New Britain Rock Cats games from 2009 thru 2011, hosted and anchored for ESPN Radio from 1996 thru 2012, and served as sports reporter and anchor at WVIT-TV from 1990 to 2017. He has been named Connecticut Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association a record nine times and received the Dean of Sports Award at the 2018 Franciscan Sports Banquet in Southington.
D’Ambrosio will continue to serve as co-host and sports anchor on the WTIC Morning Show with Ray Dunaway on WTIC-AM NewsTalk 1080.
FOX 61 is one of the nation’s most highly rated FOX Network affiliates, providing Connecticut viewers with outstanding entertainment, news, sports and local event programming. FOX 61 News is the market leader in news, producing more news and winning more awards than any station in Connecticut. FOX 61 now airs more than 61 hours of local news and public affairs programming each week, more than any other market station. FOX 61 is owned and operated by Tribune Media, one of the country’s leading multimedia companies. For more information, please visit www.fox61.com.
CW20, Connecticut’s first independent television station, has entertained and informed viewers for more than 30 years. CW20 is one of the top performing CW network affiliates in the United States. CW20 also delivers the best in off network and first-run syndicated programming, hit movies and sports. The station is home to the Connecticut Lottery drawings and broadcasts major community events and local sports including Mets Baseball, Connecticut Sun Basketball, UConn Men’s Ice Hockey and UConn Baseball.
FOX 61 and CW20 are owned by Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO), home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 77 million households, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 54 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.
Contact: B.J. Finnell