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Marc David Kestecher (born March 22, 1968) is a play-by-play announcer radio sports and news anchor. He was raised in Guilderland, New York and began his play-by-play work for the Albany Patroons following 3 years of studies at Syracuse University. [1] Kestecher later took studio positions at WKNR in Cleveland and WPTR (AM) and WROW in Albany, New York where he provided score updates and hosted talk programming. [2] Kestecher joined ESPN Radio in 1999, first hosting ESPN Radio SportsCenter and studio coverage of major sporting events. [3]

Marc Kestecher
Marc David Kestecher

(1968-03-22) March 22, 1968 (age 51)
Alma materSyracuse University
OccupationSports announcer

He was named as the lead play-by-play announcer for the NBA on ESPN Radio in 2016, replacing Kevin Calabro who opted to return to the Pacific Northwest to call play-by-play for the Portland Trail Blazers. In this role he calls the NBA playoffs and NBA Finals with Hubie Brown. [2] Kestecher also does play-by-play for college football games and Football Sunday on ESPN Radio. [1] In addition to his radio work, he also does play-by-play for ESPN's coverage of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament and select NBA on ESPN games when the main staff has other commitments[1], and college football games for Group of 5 conference games on ESPNU[4].


  1. ^ a b c Dougherty, Pete (2016-07-15). "Kestecher waited patiently to finally land dream job". Times Union. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  2. ^ a b Fang, Ken (2016-07-13). "ESPN Radio names Marc Kestecher as its Voice of the NBA". Awful Announcing. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  3. ^ "Marc Kestecher". ESPN Press Room U.S. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  4. ^ "Your 2018 college football Week 10 announcing schedule". Awful Announcing. 2018-11-01. Retrieved 2019-06-14.