SAN FRANCISCO, CA – FOX Sports Net Bay Area moved a step closer to launching its most ambitious project in the regional sports network’s history by naming Paul Calvisi as the lead anchor for Northern California’s REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT. Jeff Krolik, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports Net Bay Area, made the announcement.
The REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT, a 30-minute live local sports news show launches on Monday, July 31, at 11 PM. The nightly REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT provides heavy emphasis on key local stories and scores, and also important national stories and how they impact local fans.
“We are very pleased to have Paul as our lead anchor for the REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT,” said Krolik. “He has a strong knowledge of Northern California’s professional, collegiate, and high school sports scene and will be a great addition to our team.”
Krolik added, “FOX Sports Net has taken its ‘Home Team’ coverage to new heights with the REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT. The REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT is a new product designed specifically for the Bay Area sports fan. Local newscasts limit sports reporting to about three minutes a night, and research shows that 70 per cent of viewers are not satisfied with their current local sports news coverage. The half-hour REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT meets a real need.”
“I’m looking forward to joining the FOX Sports Net team, and I can’t wait to begin covering the teams I grew up following,” said Calvisi. “It’s also exciting to be a part of a local network dedicated to Northern California sports through its live game coverage and the new REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT. I’m excited to be a part of this unique venture.”
Calvisi joins FOX Sports Net after spending the last four years as a sports anchor/reporter at KPHO-TV and three years as a sports radio talk show host in Phoenix, Arizona.
Raised in the Bay Area, Calvisi’s extensive local broadcasting experience began as a sports broadcaster at KALX-FM radio in Berkeley (1986-90) where he provided play-by-play for Pac-10 football, basketball, and baseball. While at KALX-FM he interned in San Francisco’s KPIX-TV’s sports department (1988-89). At both KNTV-TV in San Jose and KNBR-AM radio in San Francisco, Calvisi served as assistant sports producer (1989-90).
Calvisi, 32, lived in San Jose, California, and graduated with a B.A. degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. He also attended San Jose’s Leland High School and graduated in 1986.
Concentrating on local sports stories from all corners of Northern California, the REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT is a complement to FOX Sports Net’s NATIONAL SPORTS REPORT at 10 PM and midnight, and is followed at 11:30 PM by THE LAST WORD WITH JIM ROME.
Announcements of other appointments related to the REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT will be made on a periodic basis leading up to the show’s July 31 launch.
FOX Sports Net reaches more than 70 million households nationwide. FOX Sports Net is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and FOX Entertainment Group.
FOX Sports Net Bay Area is a service of Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Rainbow Sports has been dedicated to “Home Team” fans for nearly 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow’s sports assets, including its 50 percent ownership of FOX Sports Net and FOX Sports National Advertising, the Madison Square Garden Properties, and the ownership and management of seven regional sports networks in six of the nation’s largest markets — Chicago, Florida, New England, New York, Ohio and San Francisco.
Jay dela Cruz