Chris Denari | TV Color Analyst

Chris Denari enters his eighth season as the Pacers’ television play-by-play announcer. Denari has been involved in broadcasting sports in Indianapolis for more than 25 years. He was named the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association 2003 Broadcaster of the Year.

Denari also serves as the radio and television play-by-play announcer for the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, which he has done for the past 14 seasons. He most recently was the Sports Director at WXIN-TV Fox 59 in Indianapolis. With his move to Pacers’ TV, he ended his 17-year association as the radio play-by-play voice of Butler University basketball. He called five of Butler’s recent NCAA Tournament appearances, including the Bulldogs’ first trip to the Sweet Sixteen in 2003.

He is a member of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network and also handles play-by-play duties for the Big Ten Network. Previously, he was a member of the Indianapolis Colts Radio Network, worked for Pacers’ TV as a locker-room reporter and was the television play-by-play voice for the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s state championship events.

A 1979 graduate of Westfield (Ind.) High School, he played basketball for his father, Bob. He graduated from Wabash College in 1983, and was a member of the Little Giants' 1982 NCAA Division III national championship basketball team.

Denari has served on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Indiana and the Methodist Sports Medicine Foundation and is a spokesman and volunteer for the Hamilton County Humane Society. In 2009, he was named to the inaugural class of the Westfield High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.

Denari and his wife, Terry, live in Carmel, Ind., and are the proud parents of sons, Evan, Wilson and Max.

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