Kevin Sylvester (broadcaster)

Kevin Sylvester (born c.1973) is an American sports media personality, currently employed as a radio broadcaster for the PGA Tour.

Kevin Sylvester
Sports commentary career
Team(s)Buffalo Sabres , Buffalo Bills
Genre(s)Play-by-play, pre-game, post-game
SportsIce 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,[1] and was the alternate play-by-play broadcaster during the 2011–12 season, handling the majority of the club's road games.[2][3] 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.[2][3] On June 18, 2012, Sylvester's new show, Sabres Hockey Hotline, debuted from the Sabres Store inside the First Niagara Center.[4] 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;[5] 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.[6]

Sylvester is a 1991 graduate of Waterloo High School,[7] and a 1995 alumnus of the State University of New York at Fredonia.[8]

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  1. ^ Pergament, Alan (August 13, 2005). "Sabres go to 'Shootout' for postgame". The Buffalo News. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Vogl, John (June 16, 2011). "Sylvester, Gare will call majority of Sabres road games". The Buffalo News. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Harrington, Mike (July 12, 2011). "Jeanneret slated for 57 games". The Buffalo News. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  4. ^ Snow, Kevin (18 June 2012). "SABRES HOCKEY HOTLINE". Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Sylvester returns to TV with new local Ch.2 program". Archived from the original on 2016-10-08. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  6. ^ Fink, James (July 5, 2017). "Buffalo Sports Page to debut next month". Business First. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  7. ^ Roth, Lee (14 January 2013). "Kevin Sylvester ready to go after lockout". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Gannett. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  8. ^ 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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