Joe Buck

Sportscaster Joe Buck

Joseph Francis "Joe" Buck is an American sportscaster and the son of legendary sportscaster Jack Buck. He has won numerous Sports Emmy Awards for his play-by-play work with Fox Sports.
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Broncos' Bennie Fowler Collapses Twice After Hit To The Head
Huffington Post - 5 months
"That's just hard to watch," Fox announcer Joe Buck said.
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Awkward! Fox's Joe Buck Blows Call On U.S. Open Champ's Girlfriend
Huffington Post - 8 months
Oops.
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Joe Buck Knows Why You Hate Him
NYTimes - about 1 year
The Fox Sports play-by-play announcer on sports and politics, his hair-transplant surgery and, sometimes, not talking at all.
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Hall-Of-Fame Sportscaster Joe Buck Admits To Being A 'Lucky Bastard'
NPR - about 1 year
Buck's new memoir details his experiences in sports and life, including his addiction to hair-plug transplants. When it comes to announcing, he says, "I don't have a rooting interest for either side."
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Hall-Of-Fame Sportscaster Joe Buck Admits To Being A 'Lucky Bastard'
NPR - about 1 year
Buck's new memoir details his experiences in sports and life, including his addiction to hair-plug transplants. When it comes to announcing, he says, "I don't have a rooting interest for either side."
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Twitter Destroyed Joe Buck For Blaming Odell Beckham's Drops On The Giants' Boat Trip
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Odell Beckham Jr. did not have his best game ever on Sunday afternoon, it’s true. The Giants receiver had multiple drops against the Packers in their NFC Wild Card game, but I mean, it’s like less than ten degrees there.
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Joe Buck denies favoring the Cubs, being the Zodiac Killer on 'Conan'
Chicago Times - about 1 year
Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck said, no, he wasn't in bed with slugger Kyle Schwarber or other Cubs players. He's also not the Zodiac Killer, as purported by a fan sign outside Wrigley Field during the World Series. "I have an alibi," Buck told Conan O'Brien on Tuesday's episode of "Conan." "No,...
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Not My Job: Sportscaster Joe Buck Gets Quizzed On Kittens And Rainbows
NPR - over 1 year
When the Cubs won the World Series (remember that?) Joe Buck was the person who told the world it had happened. This week we could use a break from the news, so we'll quiz him on cute, happy things.
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Second-Generation Sportscaster Joe Buck: 'I Hear My Dad More In Me Now'
NPR - over 1 year
"I will forever be known to some people as Jack Buck's son," the announcer says. "And thank God he and I were best friends or that would drive me nuts." His new book is called Lucky Bastard.
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Why are Cubs fans hating on Joe Buck?
Chicago Times - over 1 year
The He-Witch of Wrigley, aka me, John Kass, will not put one foot into the Friendly Confines this weekend as the Cubs face the Dodgers. So let it be written. So let it be done. Readers have spoken on Facebook, especially those who remember that Bartman business of a few years ago. And I will respect...
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Joe Buck: I’m addicted to hair-plugs
Fox News - over 1 year
Joe Buck’s addiction
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 46
    Through 2016, Buck has called 18 World Series and 17 All-Star Games, the most of any play-by-play announcer on network television. (However, his former partner McCarver called more of each event as an analyst, 24 and 22 respectively.)
  • 2015
    Age 45
    Also in June 2015, Buck and co-announcer Greg Norman were criticized for their "mistake-filled, error-prone mess" in covering the 2015 U.S. Open in golf.
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    He would return to Twitter four months later to engage in friendly banter with a Kansas City Royals fan who started a petition to have him removed from the Fox broadcast team for the Royals' appearance in the 2015 American League Championship Series.
    In June 2015, Buck announced he had quit his Twitter account.
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  • 2014
    Age 44
    In 2014, Buck was named as the new host of NFL Films Presents, to coincide with the program's move from ESPN2 to Fox Sports 1.
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    The pair made their broadcast debut at the Franklin Templeton Shootout (an event also hosted by Norman) on December 12–14, 2014.
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    He married NFL Network reporter and former Bronco cheerleader Michelle Beisner on April 12, 2014.
  • 2010
    Age 40
    In March 2010, Buck told a St. Louis radio station that HBO might be planning to cancel Joe Buck Live, adding that he "won't really miss" the program and that it involved "a lot more effort and hassle than I ever expected".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    The show's debut on June 15, 2009, made national headlines due to the tension-filled banter between Buck and guest Artie Lange, a comedian from The Howard Stern Show, who made several jokes at Buck's expense.
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    On February 5, 2009, Buck signed with HBO to host a sports-based talk show for the network called Joe Buck Live, with a format similar to that of Costas Now, the monthly HBO program previously hosted by Bob Costas.
  • 2007
    Age 37
    Fox announced in March 2007 that Buck would no longer host Fox NFL Sunday in 2007, concentrating on play-by-play for the week's marquee game.
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  • 2006
    Age 36
    On August 14, 2006, Buck was named the host of Fox's pregame NFL show, Fox NFL Sunday and postgame doubleheader show.
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  • 2002
    Age 32
    Buck became Fox's top play-by-play man in 2002, replacing Pat Summerall.
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    During Fox's broadcast of the 2002 World Series, Buck paid implicit tribute to his father, who had died a few months earlier (he had read the eulogy at his father's funeral) by calling the final out of Game 6 (which tied the series at 3 - 3, and thus ensured there would be a Game 7 broadcast the next night) with the phrase, "We'll see you tomorrow night."
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  • 2001
    Age 31
    During the 2001 season, Buck occasionally filled in for Curt Menefee as the network's number-six play-by-play man.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 23
    From 1993 to 2011, Buck was married to Ann Archambault, with whom he had two children.
  • 1992
    Age 22
    In, he was named Fox's lead play-by-play voice for Major League Baseball, teaming with Tim McCarver, who had previously worked with his father on CBS. That year, he became the youngest man to do a national broadcast (for all nine innings and games, as a network employee as opposed to simply being a representative of one of the participating teams) for a World Series, surpassing Sean McDonough, who called the 1992 World Series for CBS at the age of 30.
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    In the 1992 - 93 season, he was the play-by-play voice for University of Missouri basketball broadcasts.
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  • 1991
    Age 21
    Also, in 1991 Buck began broadcasting for the Cardinals on local television and KMOX Radio, filling in while his father was working on CBS telecasts.
    Buck called play-by-play for the then-Louisville Redbirds, a minor league affiliate of the Cardinals, and was a reporter for ESPN's coverage of the Triple-A All-Star Game. In 1991, he did reporting for St Louis' CBS affiliate KMOV.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 19
    He began his broadcasting career in 1989 while he was an undergraduate at Indiana University Bloomington.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on April 25, 1969.
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