Steven N. Gelbs (born February 1, 1987 in Greenwich, Connecticut) is an American sportscaster and sports reporter who covers the New York Mets for SNY.[1]

Steve Gelbs
Steve Gelbs on August 2, 2016 (cropped).jpg
Gelbs in 2016
Born
Steven N. Gelbs

(1987-02-01) February 1, 1987 (age 32)
OccupationSportscaster, Sports reporter
Spouse(s)Julie Straus Gelbs
Parent(s)Scott Gelbs, Robin Gelbs
Gelbs interviewing Eric Campbell in 2014

Early life and educationEdit

Steven N. Gelbs was born to Scott H. and Robin A. Gelbs. He has two younger brothers, Jared and Adam; they were raised in Reform Judaism. In the 1990s, when Steve was growing up, his father served as a physical therapist for the New York Rangers NHL team. Gelbs became a fan of the Rangers, attending Rangers games in part due to his father's position with the team. In his youth, Gelbs was also a fan of the New York Yankees. Gelbs' uncle operated a dry cleaning business; among his customers was Tom Seaver, who provided the young Gelbs with an autograph, made out to "Little Steven." Gelbs graduated with a BA from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.[1][2]

CareerEdit

Gelbs began his career broadcasting at MSG Varsity, later moving on to MSG, where he served as the host of MSG 150 during New York Knicks and New York Rangers telecasts. Gelbs joined SNY in 2013. His first assignment involved covering a Brooklyn Cyclones game for the network. For the 2014 season, Gelbs filled in for Kevin Burkhardt for 50 games, leading to him replacing Burkhardt beginning in the 2015 New York Mets season as Burkhardt left for Fox Sports.[3] In 2009, Gelbs won the Syracuse Press Club award for "Best Radio Sports Feature." He has also been nominated for four New York Emmy Awards, including "Sports Anchor of the Year" in 2012.[1][2][4]

Personal lifeEdit

On November 21, 2015, Gelbs married Julie Straus, whom he had proposed to in 2014. He has one child, born in 2019. [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Best, Neil. "Steve Gelbs looks to make a name for himself as new SNY Mets reporter". Newsday.
  2. ^ a b "Roster: Broadcasters". New York Mets.
  3. ^ Matthew Silverman (1 May 2016). 100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Triumph Books. pp. 154–. ISBN 978-1-63319-483-0.
  4. ^ Vorkunov, Mike. "Get to know SNY Mets field reporter Steve Gelbs: Mike Tirico, Kevin Burkhardt and a new job". NJ.com.
  5. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/6UpUKzQI7A