Mark Boyle has completed a franchise record 31 seasons as the “Voice of the Pacers” on an extensive statewide network, and has broadcast more than 2,500 games during his NBA career.
Before coming to Indiana, Boyle spent time in Minneapolis, St. Louis - where he worked in one of the most highly regarded sports departments in broadcasting at KMOX - and New York, where he was one of the original on-air voices at WFAN, the country’s first all-sports radio station. In addition to his NBA experience, which includes work on the nationally broadcast NBA Game of the Week, he has worked in the NHL, spending two seasons with the Minnesota North Stars, and has covered the NFL, Major League Baseball and Big Ten football and basketball.
A man of eclectic interests, Boyle has spent his summers broadcasting minor league baseball games, competing in the U.S. Open Chess Tournament, performing with the Indianapolis Symphony and at the Indianapolis Civic Theatre, piranha fishing on the Amazon River, and working as a barista at a local coffee house. Active in several local charities, he has served on the Board of Directors of The Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation and the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. Boyle spent part of the summer of 2010 walking 500 miles across Indiana to raise money for the Wish Fund, and in 2011 he raised money for charity by performing odd jobs, including working on the pit crew for ML Racing during a NASCAR race in Indianapolis, spending a day with the Indiana National Guard, and filling in as a meteorologist on the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis.
Boyle was recognized as Indiana’s Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association for the fourth time in 2016, and has also been honored as the top talk show host in Indianapolis by Indianapolis Monthly magazine. He was inducted into the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame in April 2013.
Boyle is married to Janette and lives in Indianapolis.