Stephen Nelson Joins Dodgers Broadcast Team To Call Games On SportsNet LA

Stephen Nelson was hired onto the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast team for the 2023 regular season. Nelson is expected to call more than 50 home and road games for SportsNet LA this year.

The bulk of Nelson’s assignments will come when Joe Davis is working as the lead voice for MLB on Fox broadcasts.

“It’s impossible to convey the emotions that come with this opportunity,” Nelson said in a statement. “This isn’t simply coming home. This isn’t simply being an announcer for a professional sports team. This is The Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s the best organization in baseball for so many reasons and I can’t wait to be a tiny part of it and its best-in-class production team.

“Growing up in Southern California, like so many Angelenos, I enjoyed a front-row seat to broadcast greatness with Vin, Jaime, Chick, Bob Miller and others. That tradition has continued with Joe Davis. To work with and learn from somebody that has become a friend in recent years is special. This is an honor and blessing that I’ll work tirelessly to earn.”

With the hire, Nelson is poised to become the only Asian American play-by-play announcer working for an MLB team. The 33-year-old has called games for MLB Network and Apple TV+, among other outlets.

In March 2021, Nelson was selected as the new co-host of “Intentional Talk,” replacing Chris Rose once his contract expired. Along with the popular baseball show, Nelson has hosted “MLB Tonight,” “MLB Now,” “Hot Stove” and “NHL Tonight.”

Prior to joining MLB Network he was a host and broadcaster for Bleacher Report.

“We are thrilled to be adding such a dynamic personality in Stephen and think he will fit in seamlessly with our incredibly talented broadcast team,” Dodgers executive vice president and chief marketing officer Lon Rosen said.

Nelson is a Southern California native and Chapman University graduate. The 33-year-old will live in Los Angeles with his
wife, Cori, a news anchor for NBC News and MSNBC, their son and dog.

Dodgers broadcasters

Along with Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser, Dodgers broadcasters returns Nomar Garciaparra, Eric Karros, Jessica Mendoza, Tim Neverett and Dontrelle Willis also are returning for the 2023 season.

John Hartung and the rest of the star-studded SNLA broadcast team remain intact as well.

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