This article originally appeared in the March 2020 issue of “The Voice“, the official newsletter of the National Association of Sports P.A. Announcers (NASPAA). Photo credits: (left) Jonathan Okanes, (right) University of Washington Recreation. Female Sports P.A. Announcers: A Rare Breed By Anita Y. Tsuchiya, CPAA Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah, Salt Lake…
I have reached a few professional milestones: creating of a PA Announcer landing page, Becoming a Certified Public Address Announcer (CPAA), and announcing a women’s basketball game at the University of Utah on National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Announcers and broadcasters play distinctly different roles at sports events. Use these five reminders to help keep them straight.