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Joel Meyers is an American sportscaster and current play-by-play announcer of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association on Fox Sports West and KCAL.

Biography

Career

Meyers joined the Lakers in 2003 as their radio voice, the year after Chick Hearn died. Two years later, he was moved from radio to television where he is now paired with Stu Lantz. Meyers replaced Paul Sunderland, who had succeeded Chick Hearn.

Meyers also calls Big 12 Conference college football games for FSN and NBA games for ESPN Radio. He also worked National Football League games for Westwood One, but left that network after the 2006 season.

His professional resumé includes NFL telecasts on NBC, Los Angeles Dodgers telecasts from 1990-92, California Angels telecasts from 1987-89, St. Louis Cardinals radio broadcasts in 2002, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders radio broadcasts, San Antonio Spurs telecasts, various assignments for ESPN and FSN, and even the Los Angeles Lazers of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Meyers called the 2007 FIBA Americas Gold and Bronze Medal games with Steve "Snapper" Jones.

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Personal

A St. Louis native, Meyers attended the University of Missouri, and served as the public address announcer at Busch Stadium II for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1980 until 1982, with the Cardinals winning the World Series in the latter season. He and his wife, Carol, have two sons, Drew and J.J. They reside in Hidden Hills, California.


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