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Speros Dedes    

CBS Sports Broadcaster; NFL, college football and college basketball. Radio/TV play-by-play Voice for the New York Knicks.

As the radio play-by-play announcer for the Lakers, Spero Dedes continues a long line of sports broadcasting excellence produced by Fordham University’s WFUV Radio that began with the legendary voice of the Dodgers Vin Scully in the late 1940s. He has called games for three of the four major television networks, as well as the nation’s premier radio network.

Dedes came to the Lakers from YES Network, where he served as the voice of the network’s collegiate sports coverage (football and basketball), as the fill-in play-by-play announcer on New Jersey Nets’ telecasts and as a studio host for Yankees and Nets pre and postgame shows.

In addition to his roles at YES in 2004-05, Dedes handled NBA TV’s First Round Playoff play-by-play duties from 2003-05 while also hosting NBA TV’s “Hardwood Classics” and the “Insiders” - a nightly, live, 60-minute interview program dealing with everything NBA.

His extensive resume includes serving as the play-by-play voice on CBS’ coverage of NCAA men’s college basketball and Westwood One’s coverage of NCAA football and basketball. Dedes has also called NFL action on FOX and in August of 2004, was in Athens as a reporter / play-by-play announcer on NBC’s coverage of the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Dedes began his broadcasting career at WFAN Radio in New York where he handled 20/20 updates and served as the Jets’ beat reporter. Also in 2001, he worked as the radio voice of the Arena Football League’s New Jersey Gladiators.

The Paramus, New Jersey native and 2001 Fordham graduate was the inaugural recipient of the Marty Glickman Award, given to the Fordham announcer who best exemplifies the standards set by the late sports broadcasting icon.

In the off-season, Dedes divides his summer between Los Angeles, New York and a family home in Greece while also working as a play-by-play announcer and host on the NFL Network.


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