List of Chicago Cubs broadcasters

The following is a list of Chicago Cubs broadcasters:

Names in bold are recipients of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball.[1]



  • Bud Campbell (1950–53)[1]
  • Harry Creighton (1951–56)[1]
  • Gene Elston (1954)
  • Vince Lloyd (1954–86) "Holy mackerel!"
  • Milo Hamilton (1955–57; 1980–84) "Holy Toledo!!"[1]
  • Jack Quinlan (1956–64)
  • Lou Boudreau (1958–59; 1961–87) "Kiss it goodbye!"
  • Lloyd Pettit (1963; 1965–1966; 1969–1970)
  • Jim West (1971-1976)[1]


  • Harry Caray (1982–97) "It might be... it could be... it is!" "Holy cow!" "Cubs win!"[1]
    • In 1987, Caray suffered a stroke during the offseason leading to his absence from the broadcast booth for most of the first two months of the season. To fill the void, a series of celebrity guest announcers appeared on the WGN telecasts in his place.[3]
  • Steve Stone (1983–2000; 2003–2004)
  • Dan Roan (1984–2019); substitute broadcaster and host of certain specials; WGN only
  • Dewayne Staats (1985–89)
  • Jim Frey (1987)
  • Dave Nelson (1988–89)
  • Ron Santo (1990–2010) "Boy, oh boy..."
  • Bob Brenly (1990–91 radio; 2005–2012 TV)
  • Thom Brennaman (1990–95)
  • Pat Hughes (1996–present); radio play-by-play; "This ball's got a chaaaance...GONE!" "Get out the tape measure, LONG gone!"
  • Josh Lewin (1997)
  • Chip Caray (1998–2004) "Swung on and belted!" "Fisted!"
  • Andy Masur (1999–2006); secondary play-by-play and pre-post game host


  • Joe Carter (2001–2002) "Like a deer with headlights!"
  • Dave Otto (2001–2002) "You gotta be some kind of strong..."
  • Len Kasper (2005–2020) "Way back! It's outta here!" "They've gone back-to-back!" "Oh, baby!"
  • Dan Plesac (2005–2008); substitute broadcaster; CSN Chicago only
  • Cory Provus (2007–2008); secondary play-by-play and pre-post game host
  • Judd Sirott (2009–2014); secondary play-by-play and pre-post game host
  • Keith Moreland (2011–2013)
  • Jim Deshaies (2013–present); color commentator
  • Ron Coomer (2014–present); radio color commentator
  • Doug Glanville (2014–2019); substitute color commentator
  • Mark Grote (2015–2017); pre-post game host; substitute play-by-play[4]
  • Zach Zaidman (2018–present); pre-post game host[4]
  • Ryan Dempster (2020–present); substitute color commentator
  • Mark Grace (2020); substitute color commentator
  • Sean Marshall (2020); substitute color commentator
  • Jon Sciambi (2021–present); play-by-play
  • Chris Myers (2021–present); substitute play-by-play
  • Beth Mowins (2021–present); substitute play-by-play, first woman to broadcast a Cub game[5]
  • Ryne Sandberg (2021–present); substitute color commentator
  • Rick Sutcliffe (2021–present); substitute color commentator
  • Matt Spiegel (2021–present); substitute play-by-play and pre-post game host[6]
  • Joe Girardi (2022–present); substitute color commentator


  1. "Cubs All-Time Broadcasters".
  2. "Chicago Cubs History and News - Welcome to Just One Bad Century". Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
  3. "Guest announcers for Harry Caray, 1987". Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2010-06-14.
  4. Owen, Jordan (January 10, 2018). "Time for a double switch? Grote, Zaidman switching beats at The Score". Chicago Sun-Times.
  5. Yellon, Al (2021-02-17). "Marquee Sports Network hires Beth Mowins to be the first woman to call Cubs games". Bleed Cubbie Blue. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  6. Brandon Contes (2021-04-09). "Matt Spiegel To Fill-In On Cubs Play-by-Play". Barrett Media. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
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