Jon Sciambi
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Jon Sciambi
Jon Sciambi
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Sciambi at Champion Stadium in March 2008
Born (1970-04-11) April 11, 1970 (age 50)
Alma materBoston College
OccupationBaseball play-by-play announcer, television personality
Years active1993-present
Marquee Sports Network

Jon "Boog" Sciambi (; born April 11, 1970) is an American sportscaster for ESPN and the Marquee Sports Network. He has worked extensively as a baseball play-by-play announcer, calling games for ESPN television and on ESPN Radio. Sciambi's nickname, "Boog," was given to him owing to his physical resemblance to former major league player Boog Powell.[1]

Early life

Born in Philadelphia, Sciambi grew up on Roosevelt Island in New York City.[2] He is a graduate of Regis High School in New York City and Boston College.[3]


As Sciambi attended Boston College, he began his sportscasting experience on WZBC, the school's 1000-watt FM radio station broadcasting to the Greater Boston area. Classmates and fellow broadcasters at WZBC included Joe Tessitore and Bob Wischusen, both of whom also went on to become successful sports announcers.[4]

Sciambi was an announcer with the Florida Marlins from 1997 to 2004.[5]

Sciambi was the play-by-play announcer for the Atlanta Braves on SportSouth and FSN South from 2007 to 2009. He was paired with Joe Simpson.[6] Late in the 2009 season, it was announced that Sciambi would be leaving the Braves and joining ESPN's Major League Baseball and college basketball coverage full-time.[6]

He formerly worked in South Florida sports radio on 790 The Ticket. Sciambi left the radio show on April 4, 2008 to focus on broadcasting for the Atlanta Braves. Prior to being on 790, Sciambi was a talk show host on WQAM for several years.[7] On January 4, 2021, Marquee Sports Network named Sciambi as play-by-play announcer for its Chicago Cubs telecasts.[3][8]


  1. ^ Major League Baseball "Braves name new TV broadcast team" 20 December 2006
  2. ^ Brown, David (May 18, 2018). "AA Q&A: Jon Sciambi talks baseball, redheads, the ESPN TV job he didn't get and the ALS charity he helped to start". Awful Announcing. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ a b Rosenthal, Phil (January 5, 2021). "Jon 'Boog' Sciambi named the Chicago Cubs' new TV play-by-play voice on Marquee Sports Network -- but he'll keep his ESPN role too". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ Finn, Chad (November 30, 2012). "Broadcasters found their voices at BC". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Jon Sciambi". ESPN MediaZone. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ a b Rogers, Carroll. "Jon "Boog" Sciambi leaving Braves TV broadcast booth". Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ The Ticket shuffles lineup - 28 March 2008 -
  8. ^ "Jon 'Boog' Sciambi to call play-by-play on Chicago Cubs broadcasts". ESPN. Associated Press. January 5, 2021. Retrieved 2021.

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Preceded by
Len Kasper
Chicago Cubs Television Play-By-Play Announcer
Succeeded by

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