Television Play-by-Play Announcer
One of the most recognizable sports personalities in the Bay Area, Bob Fitzgerald has served as television play-by-play announcer for the Warriors on NBC Sports Bay Area since 1997. Since his arrival, the Warriors broadcast team has received 16 nominations and won three Emmy Awards for “Best Live Sports Broadcast,” most recently for NBC Sports Bay Area’s broadcast of the Warriors vs. Kings game during the 2014-15 season that featured Klay Thompson’s NBA-record 37 points in a single quarter. Fitzgerald has received six Emmy nominations for “Best On-Camera” and was awarded the Emmy for “Best On-Camera, Play-by-Play Sports” for Northern California in 2007 and 2014.
He joined the Warriors organization in 1993 as a backup play-by-play broadcaster on the Warriors Radio Network and was a substitute host of the Warriors Roundtable television programs. In 2019, Fitzgerald finished a 28-year run at KNBR radio in San Francisco, hosting the popular Fitz and Brooks show for 15 years. Fitzgerald was the television and radio voice for the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League for twenty years and spent six years as the play-by-play voice for ESPN’s NBA Basketball video game series. He also wrote a column for the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers for seven years and currently handles San Francisco 49ers preseason broadcasts.
On a national basis, Fitzgerald currently calls NFL and college football games for Sports USA Radio. He has 25 years of experience broadcasting the Olympic games having called the 2021 Tokyo Olympics for NBC Sports (Men’s and Women’s Basketball). Additional credits include NBC’s 2012 London Summer Olympics (Men’s and Women’s Basketball), 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics (Water Polo), 2004 Athens Summer Olympics (Team USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball) and the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics (Swimming). Fitzgerald was also chosen to call games for TNT throughout the First Round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. Fitzgerald has also called network television NFL broadcasts for NBC and the NBA G League Finals series for Versus in 2010.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Fitzgerald also received his master’s degree in sports management from Ohio State University. While at Notre Dame, he worked as a play-by-play broadcaster for Fighting Irish football and basketball on campus radio station WVFI.
An avid golfer, Fitzgerald lives on the Peninsula with his children, Erin, Ryan and Quinn.