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Spero Dedes (born 1979) is a Greek-American sportscaster born in Paramus, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Paramus High School and a 2001 graduate of Fordham University in New York.

Dedes is the radio voice of the Los Angeles Lakers,[1] as well as a play-by-play announcer and host for NFL Network. On Sunday's during the NFL season, Dedes is the lead host of the network's "NFL GameDay Morning" pregame show with Michael Irvin, Warren Sapp, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci.[2][3]

In December of 2009, Dedes joined CBS Sports' play-by-play roster on the network's coverage of NCAA men's basketball. As part of his assignment, he was tabbed to call the opening two rounds of the NCAA men's basketball championsip in March 2010.

Previously, the New Jersey-native was the host of NBA TV's Hardwood Classics and The Insiders.[4] He has also appeared on CSI: NY.[5]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Dedes was the youngest member of NBC Universal's on-air team at 24, calling play-by-play in field hockey and other events. At 30, he has already worked play-by-play assignments for 3 of the 4 major U.S. television networks.[citation needed]

He was the play-by-play announcer alongside Sterling Sharpe on the international feed of Super Bowl XLI.

Notes

  1. ^ Tom Hoffarth, Dedes a 'hidden gem' in radio booth, LA Daily News, February 2, 2006
  2. ^ ASA Sportsbeat "Sportscasting in the News", American Sportscasters Online
  3. ^ Larry Stewart, Jackson would like to see a playoff, Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2006
  4. ^ NBA TV Talent: Spero Dedes, NBA.com
  5. ^ Spero Dedes, TV.com

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