It is a first step that will open the doors to many more. And gave it Milwaukee bucks, last champion of the NBA, which made an unprecedented decision regarding the choice of who will report all the games of the franchise from the season that will begin shortly.
And the history of the question that the announcer Lisa Byington was named as the official voice of the franchise, becoming the first woman to do so throughout a campaign within professional sports in the United States.
Byington will replace veteran Bucks announcer, Jim Paschke, who retired after the 2020-21 season, having broadcast the Bucks games for 35 years uninterruptedly. The president of Bucks, Peter feiginannounced the hiring of 45-year-old Byington, who noted: “I am excited for the opportunity to work with a world-class franchise and championship organization like Milwaukee.”
The new voice of the Bucks, who previously narrated games of the Women’s World Cup on FOX in 2019, she became the first woman to broadcast in the tournament of the NCAA (college basketball) as part of CBS coverage.
Later, he recounted men’s and women’s soccer matches in the
Tokyo 2020 Olympics for NBC Sports, having been between 2017 and 2019 as a reporter on the edge of the playing field in the NCAA on CBS and Turner, and also has experience as a reporter in NBA games and
WNBA, among other assignments.
Byington has broadcast matches with
FOX Sports, FS1, Big Ten Network, CBS, Turner Sports, Pac-12 Network, ESPN and SEC Network recounting and as a reporter, but from now on she will relate all the Bucks games.