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Bob Papa      

Radio Play-by-Play Voice for the New York Giants

One of the most versatile sports broadcasters in the country, Bob Papa is the radio “voice” of the New York Giants since 1995, after having been associated with the NFL’s flagship franchise since 1988. He provided the radio calls for the Giants Super Bowl XXXV and XLII victories. In addition to his Big Blue radio duties, Papa serves as the host of WWOR-TV’s “Giants Access Blue” and the New York Emmy award-winning “Giants Gameplan” on WNBC-TV.

Beyond his coverage of the New York Giants, he also hosts Sirius radio’s weekday NFL program called “The Opening Drive,” which continues to serve as one of the premier destinations for professional football talk. Papa has also called numerous regular season and postseason NFL games for Westwood One Radio (now called Dial Global).

The Bronx, New York, native was the play-by-play voice of Thursday Night Football, which included working one year with Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth on the NFL Network. Papa also is a contributor to NFL GameDay Morning.

For the last five years, Papa has handled the television play-by-play for Super Bowl on the international telecast beamed to over 180 countries.

Beyond his work with the NFL, Papa has handled numerous duties for NBC Sports since 1992 including the famed Bayou Classic featuring Grambling State vs. Southern. Papa has also been the voice for the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl featuring the nation’s top college football recruits.

Papa has also established himself as a premiere voice for the “Sweet Science.” From 2007-2013, he has served as the lead blow-by-blow announcer for HBO’s “Boxing After Dark.” Along with partner Teddy Atlas, Papa has also called over 1,200 bouts for ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights.”

Most recently on the links, Papa was named lead commentator for the Golf Channel’s Senior Tour. In addition, he spent five years as the 18th hole tower anchor for Dial Global’s coverage of The Masters.

Papa has been a part of each of NBC’s Olympic coverage since the Barcelona games in 1992. He has called boxing and water polo at the Summer Games while handling bobsled, luge, cross-country skiing, biathlon and curling at the Winter Games.

Papa spent six full seasons as the WOR radio voice of the New Jersey Nets and was heard on Westwood One calling the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Papa began his television career in 1989 at Sportschannel America, where he called the Gatorade High School Football Game of the Week. While at Sportschannel America, he handled the blow-by-blow for their boxing series, served three years calling Notre Dame basketball and was the studio anchor for their coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Following his time with Sportschannel America, Papa joined Sportschannel New York as a studio anchor for the Nets, Devils, Islanders and Mets.

In 1992, Papa was named the New York State Associated Press Sportscaster of the Year.

Bob Papa’s broadcasting career began at Fordham University, where he honed his play-by-play skills at the famed college radio station WFUV. After graduating from Fordham’s School of Business in 1986, Papa began working under the guidance of legendary broadcaster Marty Glickman at WNEW radio.

Besides from his excellence behind the microphone, Papa also continues to make a significant impact in the community. Over the years he has lent his time and support to many organizations including the Food Bank of New Jersey, the Chatham Athletic Foundation and the Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation. Papa could also be found emceeing more than a dozen charitable functions each year. Also, he generously donates his personal New York Giants tickets to many auctions and events in order to raise funds and awareness.

Papa currently resides in Chatham, New Jersey.


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