Mark Boyle has completed a franchise record 22 seasons as the “Voice of the Pacers” on an extensive statewide network, and will broadcast his 2000th NBA game during the 2010-2011 season.
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.
Twice named Indiana’s Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, Boyle has also been recognized as the top talk show host in Indianapolis by Indianapolis Monthly magazine.