Dave Benz Biography
Dave Benz is an american broadcaster who is currently the voice of the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was the pregame/postgame host for the Colorado Rockies Radio Network and hosted shows Softball 360, SledHead 24/7, and Autoweek. He was also the pregame/halftime/postgame host for the Green Bay Packers Radio Network. His other play-by-play experiences came from the Green Bay Bombers and the Wisconsin Blast. The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Benz to replace Tom Hanneman as the voice of the Timberwolves.
Dave Benz Age
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Dave Benz Early Life|Education
Dave graduated from Oswego State University in Oswego, NY. He earned his bachelor of arts in Broadcast Communication in 1992. He also graduated with an associate degree in radio and tv communication at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY 1989. Dave spent one year of study at the Rochester Institute Of Technology in Rochester, NY 1987-1988.
Dave Benz Career
He hosted several programs for the San Francisco 49ers, such as 49ers Postgame Live, 49ers Central, and 49ers Press Conference. He hosted pregame/postgame shows for the Golden State Warriors, Oakland Athletics, and the San Jose Sharks and was an anchor for SportsNet Central. He also did play-by-play for college basketball, reported for Sportsnet Reporters, and was the voice of the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League.
He has also worked for KNBR-AM as a fill-in host for The Gary Radnich Show, The Damon Bruce Show, and Sportsphone 680.
Benz was also employed by WTTG-TV as a sports anchor/reporter and hosted pregame/halftime/post game shows for the Washington Redskins.
Benz also called college basketball games for the MountainWest Sports Network.
Dave also was a talk show host for KLZ-560 AM and was the host of a four-hour talk show host, Sportstown.
While working for the Fox Sports family, hosted several shows for Fox Sports Rocky Mountain such as AFL Weekly, Broncos Preview, Rockies All Access, Rockies Roundup, Crush Weekly, Insider Edition, and The Buffalo Stampede. He did play-by-play for Colorado Rockies spring training, hosted pregame/postgame shows for various sports such as college football and basketball, play-by-play commentator for the Colorado Crush, Colorado State Tigers men’s basketball, and Colorado Buffalos men’s and women’s basketball and Denver Pioneers men’s basketball, sideline reporting for the Colorado Crush and the Colorado Buffalos; football and men’s basketball. He also did some sideline reporting for the Fox NFL Sunday. He was the host of Mavericks Live, a pregame/postgame show host for the Dallas Mavericks and performed the same role for the San Antonio Spurs. He also hosted Florida Sports Report and Southwest Sports Report.
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Dave Benz Wife
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Dave Benz Interview
“Interview With Startribune”
How did you get this assignment?
How did you cram to learn about sports I’m assuming you don’t know much about?
I’m flying by the seat of my pants, to be brutally honest. I’m doing the best I can, watching a lot of YouTube videos. … The easy part is my job. Just like I do with Jim Petersen and the Timberwolves, my job is to set up the analyst and let them be the star.
But you’re calling your events from the U.S. and not Rio, right?
Yes, we’re out in Connecticut. They have a staff of about 1,500 people out here doing what I would say are a majority of the events out of Connecticut. Obviously the front-tier things like swimming and gymnastics have crews in Rio, but there are so many sports. All those sports need to be done, and they do that from a world broadcast feed. The announcers are all here, and it’s quite a setup.
Is it strange to call a game off TV when you’re used to being there live for basketball?
It is a challenge. A big challenge. I did it in college when I was practicing, but doing this for real is the first time I’ve done that. But I’m pretty fortunate with fencing, and it should be the same way with synchronized swimming. I only have two people in front of me, and I can see everything in front of me going on. I can’t see the coaches or hear what they’re yelling in.
If you tell a friend that you’re announcing in the Olympics and then you tell them you’re going to Connecticut are they surprised?
Yeah, everyone assumed I was going to Rio — which I wouldn’t have minded. But just to be able to be on it is great. But most people are under the impression that everybody is there. [NBC] has told me not to hide that fact. They want us to occasionally drop it into the broadcast that we’re in Connecticut. But there’s definitely a level of surprise for people who aren’t aware of it.
What’s your excitement level with calling Wolves games this year based on the trajectory of that franchise?
A This is easily the most excited I’ve been going into a season. Winning is contagious, and to be able to build off the momentum of how they finished last year … there’s so much to build on. I honestly believe the Wolves are going to be extremely competitive. They’re going to be one of the most fun teams to watch in the NBA.