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Todd Wright

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Todd has made an indelible imprint on the local and national sporting map, becoming a familiar presence on the college and professional athletic scene across the state and the country. And after 15-plus years on national radio and television, he’s back home on the area’s airwaves, bringing his voice and valuable insights to the place his journey began.

Todd’s path in broadcasting has been an impressive and rewarding one, and well-known to many avid area sports fans. After rising to sports director and lead play-by-play voice of Hurricanes sports at WVUM Radio while a student at the University of Miami, he returned home to Tampa Bay and became mid-day host on the original sports radio station in Tampa Bay, SportsRadio 910 WFNS, throughout the early-to-mid 1990s. While there, he also served as host for the Tampa Bay Lightning Radio Network in their first-ever run to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Todd was also the first afternoon drive sports talk host in Orlando in the mid 1990’s at 540 WGTO Radio during the Orlando Magic’s push to the NBA Finals. Todd soon shifted gears to the national scene and joined ESPN Radio as national host of its signature weekend show for two years. From there, he founded the popular “AllNight with Todd Wright” and hosted that show into the mid-2000s.

After nearly a decade at ESPN, he launched the national “Todd Wright Tonight” on Sporting News Radio (now Yahoo! Sports Radio) and joined PGA Tour Entertainment as a play-by-play announcer. During this time, Todd also enjoyed several years with SunSports/Fox Sports Florida, working on-air on shows such as Sports Talk Live, Tailgate Overtime and Tampa Bay Rays World Series pregame/postgame shows in 2008 during the franchise’s landmark season.

Todd’s road through the sporting world has taken him to many top events. He’s covered and attended 14 major golf championships (including five Masters), 10 Final Fours, nine College Football National Championship Bowls/Games, eight World Series, seven Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, three Stanley Cup Finals, two WrestleManias and one U.S. Open Tennis Championship.

Todd’s View: “There are two things I do not tolerate: hypocrisy and ignorance. Oh, and anyone who uses the term “hater” is simply a “homer” who wants the truth ignored about their favorite team or player. … My hope is to give the Tampa Bay area something they enjoy listening to in the afternoons for a long time that they really enjoy, presenting it in a creative way they have never heard before.”

 

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