The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the addition of Kirsten Watson to their broadcast team. In her role as a reporter and host, Watson will contribute to the Dodgers’ SportsNet LA game broadcasts and studio programming as well as pre- and postgame coverage on both television and radio.
Watson joins the Dodgers following two years as a reporter and host with Spectrum SportsNet, where she appeared on pre-, post- and in-game broadcasts of the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Sparks and South Bay Lakers while also co-hosting the network’s Lakeshow studio program. She also currently serves as a producer for the National Football League, creating localized content for international markets, hosting its Game Recognize Game series and organizing international trips for NFL players for content and media opportunities. Watson also hosted Monday Night Football on Channel 5 in the UK, an international broadcast in partnership with NFL Network.
“I am excited to continue my passion as a storyteller with the Los Angeles Dodgers,”said Watson.
“To have the opportunity to be a member of and represent one of the most iconic sports franchises is an honor.”
Following the completion of her Master’s degree at Columbia Journalism School, Watson was awarded the Stuart Scott Internship-Scholarship from the National Association of Black Journalists and ESPN, where she produced video packages for SportsCenter and NFL Live. Watson also earned her Bachelor’s degree from Columbia and was a member of the school’s volleyball team.
“We feel that our broadcast is one of the best in sports and know that Kirsten can help make it even stronger,” said Lon Rosen, Dodger Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re excited for Dodger fans to get to know her.”
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