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Matt Underwood (born c. 1968) is an American sportscaster currently serving as the television play-by-play announcer for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Matt Underwood
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Bornc. 1968 (age 50–51)
Ashland, Ohio, United States
OccupationSportscaster, play-by-play-announcer
Spouse(s)Shelley
Children2

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Broadcasting careerEdit

Prior to joining the Indians broadcast team on a full-time basis in 2000, Underwood spent 10 years at WEWS-TV 5 in Cleveland (ABC). Underwood joined WEWS as an associate sports producer after graduating from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1990. In December 1994, Underwood was named as a sports producer/reporter. During this time, he also worked for WKNR Radio (then at 1220 AM) as an update anchor and weekend show host.

A year later he would become the weekend sports anchor at News Channel 5, and in November 1996 he became the station's sports director and weeknight 6 and 11 p.m. sports anchor, a job he held until 2000, when he became a full-time member of the Indians' broadcasting team (having previously done radio and TV pregame shows for the team as a side job prior to 2000).[1]

Underwood was in the radio booth from 2000-2006, and then switched to TV beginning in 2007. He also calls high school football and college basketball games on SportsTime Ohio during the offseason.

Personal lifeEdit

Underwood is an Ashland, Ohio native who graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1990. He currently lives in Avon Lake, Ohio with his wife Shelley and their children Max and Devan.[2]

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