(KRON) – Jenny Cavnar will be the primary play-by-play announcer for its live-game coverage of the Oakland Athletics, NBC Sports announced Tuesday.
“Jenny is a very talented announcer with significant experience covering baseball,” said Matt Murphy, President and General Manager of NBC Sports California and NBC Sports Bay Area. “She’s been a groundbreaking professional who’s earned the admiration of fans and her peers throughout her career. We’re very excited for her to join our excellent team and lead our A’s coverage starting this season.”
Cavnar, who is a five-time Emmy Award recipient, has covered baseball for 17 years and will be the first female primary play-by-play voice in Major League Baseball history.
“It is a dream come true to join the broadcast team for the Oakland A’s and their rich baseball history,” said Cavnar. “Growing up the daughter of a baseball coach, I have loved the game from a young age, along with the stories, history, and relationships the game provides. I’m excited to start my 18th season as a major league broadcaster with my good friend Dallas Braden and share our experiences with the loyal fans of the Athletics as we go on this ride together.”
This is not the first Cavnar has made history. In 2015, she was the first woman to provide analysis for a National League series on radio. Also while covering the Colorado Rockies in 2018, she became the first woman in a quarter century to call TV play-by-play for an MLB game.
Cavnar is a regular contributor to MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM, as well as calls college basketball on FS1 and PAC 12 Networks.