Bucks Game Night Live
Whether she is interviewing Bango as co-host of The Morning Blend on TODAY’S TMJ4, joking with kids and making adults dizzy batspin as on-field host for the Lakeshore Chinooks, or emceeing charity events in the community, you might recognize our new Milwaukee Bucks In-Arena host, Tiffany.
Her background in improv comedy makes Tiffany a perfect fit for being quick-witted on the court during interactive fan games, promotions and even bantering on camera with her fellow hosts. As is apparent from her past work experience, Tiffany loves to be out in the community entertaining and meeting new people every chance she can. She may be new to the NBA, but her love of the game stems back to her high school days as the basketball team’s statistician, in-between her own athletic career.
Off the court, Tiffany is a film and TV actress, a former Miss Minnesota and Miss America contestant, an avid painter, scarf crochet-er, animal lover, and ping pong champion. Entertaining is what Tiffany loves, “I am blessed to do what I love for a living. There’s nothing more satisfying than connecting with people, making them laugh, and knowing someone leaves the arena happier than when they came in.”
Catch Tiffany’s tweets during home games @TiffanyOgle.
Born and raised on the north side of Milwaukee, in-game host, Avery has been a Bucks fan since birth. In 2007, Avery began working for the Milwaukee Bucks as a Rim Rocker and Hoop Troop member, and has been with the organization in various roles ever since. Because of his energetic personality and passion for The Milwaukee Bucks, he became one of the game-day hosts last season. Known as “Avo” around the arena, he is thrilled to be back this season to bring more excitement and laughter to the fans at each game.
Outside of hosting for the Milwaukee Bucks, Avery is pursuing degrees in Kinesiology and Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and also works for the Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay. His hobbies include listening to music, playing basketball and softball, and spending time with friends and family.
Melanie was born in Milwaukee and raised in Brown Deer, WI. After graduating from Brown Deer High School, Melanie took her mother’s advice and decided to pursue a degree in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Melanie got her start working in the sports industry as an intern for 540 ESPN Milwaukee; it was there where she determined that an emphasis in sports journalism would be the perfect fit for her. Fans may recognize Melanie as one of the former dancers of the Milwaukee Bucks’ Energee! Dance team, which she was a member of for four years before making the transition to game-day host last season. When Melanie is not hosting, she is also a dance instructor at North Shore Dance Studio in Mequon,WI, where she teaches jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. She lists her family, friends, sports, and the Milwaukee Bucks as her favorite things about Wisconsin. Going from a dancer to game-night hosting for her favorite NBA team has been a dream come true for this Milwaukee native.
DJ OBucks DJ
After starting to spin at the age of 16, “DJ O” is now a 15-year DJ veteran from Milwaukee, WI. Largely inspired by the movie “Juice” and various local DJs, Omar began working hard to perfect his craft. At 19, “O” became the youngest DJ in Milwaukee to be on a commercial radio station, WKKV, and has also been featured on a number of radio stations across the nation. Some of DJ O’s past experiences include spinning for companies such as Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, and The Milwaukee Brewers organization. In addition, Omar has provided entertainment services for various high profile events and “A-Listers” including the President Barak Obama Campaign block party, Lebron James, Caron Butler, and more. Passionate about music and the art of DJing, Omar is excited to bring his talent and captivating beats to the BMO Harris Bradley Center for the 2013-14 Milwaukee Bucks season.
JahbarriBucks Junior Reporter
Jahbarri is a highly talented eleven-year-old native of Milwaukee, WI. At the early age of three, his parents noticed he had a special gift when he began humming melodies and making instrument sounds with his voice. Since then, Jahbarri has been dedicated to singing and making music, and will be releasing his first single later this year. Music is only one of Jahabrri’s many talents; he is also an actor, model, and works continuously in ministry. Even though he is only 11-years-old, Jahbarri is determined to make a difference in what people see in the youth of today. He is currently in the process of launching his “Different on Purpose” campaign, which is designed to motivate and encourage young people, whom society considers to be different, to follow their dreams and never give up. He uses his signature clothing accessory, the bowtie, as a campaign fundraiser by designing and selling his original Different on Purpose Elite Bowties. When Jahbarri is not busy pursuing his dreams, he enjoys participating in normal 11-year-old activities such as producing Lego videos, playing video games, and eating cheese pizza. For more information about Jahbarri, visit his website at www.jtgpmin.org