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Title: Alexander New TNT Anchor
Post by: Cheryl on March 04, 2010, 08:24:23 PM
From Jayski:

" TNT announced that veteran NASCAR broadcaster Adam Alexander will join the network as its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series play-by-play announcer, calling all six races of TNT's Summer Series. Alexander will be joined in the booth by returning analysts Kyle Petty and Wally Dallenbach. Alexander will debut during TNT's exclusive coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing from Pocono, Pa. on June 6 and will also call races live from Michigan (June 13), Loudon (June 20) and Sonoma (June 27) and TNT's primetime Saturday night races in Daytona (July 3) and Chicago (July 10). In addition, Alexander will contribute to NASCAR.COM. In a new role, TNT announcer Lindsay Czarniak will become the new host for Countdown to Green, 60 minutes of pre-race coverage that leads into TNT's green flag racing coverage. In addition, she will host TNT and NASCAR.COM's post-race coverage, as well as give mid-race updates and reports. Czarniak will be joined by analysts Larry McReynolds and Petty.
Beyond Alexander's TNT duties during six weeks of Summer Series coverage, Alexander also works for SPEED as a reporter for the network's racing coverage. He has also worked as a play-by-play announcer on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and as a pit reporter for its NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide series coverage. Alexander began his career as an announcer for the Tri-State Speedway in Evansville, Ind.
In addition to Czarniak's tenure as a TNT announcer, she also serves as the full-time sports anchor at NBC's WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Czarniak was co-host with George Michael on the syndicated Sports Machine with George Michael. In 2008, Czarniak was a studio host for NBC's Olympic Summer Games in Beijing, China, and in 2006, she was a sports desk reporter for the network's Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. She appeared on various NBC-owned networks.
TNT's NASCAR telecasts will return with popular production features and enhancements, including TNT RaceBuddy. In addition, the acclaimed Pride of NASCAR series will continue as TNT profiles six new NASCAR legends, highlighting the sport's history and history makers. Finally, TNT's innovative Wide Open Coverage will air for the fourth year during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing from Daytona. Also returning to TNT this summer will be pit reporters Ralph Sheheen, Marty Snider and Matt Yocum. This marks TNT's [TBS] 27th consecutive year of televising Cup coverage, making it NASCAR's longest running broadcast partner.(TNT)(3-4-2010)"


Title: Re: Alexander New TNT Anchor
Post by: Cheryl on March 16, 2010, 01:10:45 PM
Good article from Scene Daily on Alexander's philopsophy.  If only other "announcers" would have his attitude!



Title: Re: Alexander New TNT Anchor
Post by: Desmond on April 10, 2010, 05:39:42 PM
I thought that Alexander had never called any races until I read the press release carefully.

Guess Ralph Sheheen didn't really want the job full time, even after filling in admirably a year ago.

Good luck to all. :)