Kevin Sylvester (broadcaster)
Kevin Sylvester (born c.1973) is an American sports media personality, currently employed as a radio broadcaster for the PGA Tour.
|Sports commentary career|
|Team(s)||Buffalo Sabres , Buffalo Bills|
|Genre(s)||Play-by-play, pre-game, post-game|
|Sports||Ice hockey, golf|
Sylvester had an 11-year association with the Buffalo Sabres. He succeeded Josh Mora as the Sabres' studio host during the 2005–06 Buffalo Sabres season, and was the alternate play-by-play broadcaster during the 2011–12 season, handling the majority of the club's road games. His partner in the broadcast booth was veteran broadcaster Danny Gare, whose number has been retired by the Sabres. Since the 2008–09 season, he has been a substitute announcer for longtime play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret, who has called the team's games since the 1971–72 season. On June 18, 2012, Sylvester's new show, Sabres Hockey Hotline, debuted from the Sabres Store inside the First Niagara Center. Sylvester left the Sabres organization on April 8, 2016 to join the PGA.
Before joining the Sabres, Sylvester was a morning host at WGR. Sylvester also serves as color commentator on UB Bulls men's basketball, with Paul Peck as play-by-play man, on broadcasts carried by ESPN3. Sylvester also hosts two television series for WGRZ: This Weekend, a weekend events magazine; and Tee 2 Green, pertaining to golf. In a similar vein, Sylvester is also the author of the 44-page book The Married Man's Guide to Golf. Along with Peck, Sylvester will launch Buffalo Sports Page, an Internet portal and corresponding radio show on WECK, in August 2017.
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- Vogl, John (June 16, 2011). "Sylvester, Gare will call majority of Sabres road games". The Buffalo News. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
- Harrington, Mike (July 12, 2011). "Jeanneret slated for 57 games". The Buffalo News. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
- Snow, Kevin (18 June 2012). "SABRES HOCKEY HOTLINE". Retrieved 17 July 2012.
- "Sylvester returns to TV with new local Ch.2 program". Archived from the original on 2016-10-08. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
- Fink, James (July 5, 2017). "Buffalo Sports Page to debut next month". Business First. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
- Roth, Lee (14 January 2013). "Kevin Sylvester ready to go after lockout". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Gannett. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
- Tichy, Eric (March 31, 2010). "Kevin Sylvester visits Fredonia as guest speaker". The Leader. State University of New York at Fredonia. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
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