Bob Licht Bio
Bob Licht begins his fourth season on CST as the Hornets TV play-by-play announcer and his 13th season with the team. Prior to beginning his current role, he spent nine seasons as the radio voice of the Hornets.
Licht, known for his high-energy, colorful broadcasts (including his signature big basket call, Bottom!), is also Manager of the Hornets Radio Network and is responsible for negotiating and building the Hornets Radio Network. In addition, he authors a weekly column (In The Lane with Licht) on hornets.com.
For five seasons Licht was the play-by-play voice of the WNBAs Charlotte Sting and co-host of the Hornets and Sting monthly TV magazine shows.
The 32-year broadcast veteran also has an extensive background in professional baseball, spanning three levels of minor league play. During that time, the Detroit native served as play-by-play voice for the Florida Marlins Triple-A team (Charlotte Knights, International League) in 1996 and 1997 and the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A team (Carolina Mudcats, Southern League) from 1990-1995. He was named the leagues broadcaster of the year in 1995.
Licht graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism in 1981. During his time at Syracuse, he was involved in radio broadcasts of S.U. football, basketball and lacrosse. As a junior, he served as a reporter at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics and did play-by-play for the Toronto Blue Jays Triple-A team (Syracuse Chiefs). Following his graduation, Licht was the play-by-play voice of Marietta (Ohio) College football, basketball and baseball. From there, he moved back to North Carolina where he worked with the Wake Forest University football and basketball network as an engineer, color analyst and play-by-play broadcaster.
Bob lives in Mandeville with his wife Monica and their three children, Rachel, Sara, and Alexandra.