Time Warner Cable Inc : James Worthy, Chris McGee, Dave Miller and Mike Trudell Join Time Warner Cable SportsNet On-Air Team
09/12/2012| 07:35pm US/Eastern
Network launches October 1 and will air Los Angeles Lakers, LA
Galaxy, LA Sparks, college football and California Interscholastic
Federation (CIF) games
Time Warner Cable SportsNet announced today that James Worthy, Chris
McGee, Dave Miller and Mike Trudell are joining the network's on-air
team. Mark Shuken, Senior Vice President and General Manager, TWC Sports
Regional Networks, made the announcement. Time Warner Cable SportsNet
launches on October 1, along with its sister network Time Warner Cable
Deportes, and the quartet of announcers will contribute primarily to Los
Angeles Lakers coverage.
"As a sports network new to Southern California viewers, our number one
priority is to connect directly with fans and we're confident that James
Worthy, Chris McGee, Dave Miller and Mike Trudell will tell the stories
fans want to hear while narrating the games they can't miss," said
Shuken. "They are all well-known and respected by Southern California
sports fans because they have the expertise and insight to give our
viewers an immersive Lakers viewing experience."
James Worthy, also known as "Big Game James," will be the main studio
analyst for Lakers games on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Worthy, who was
inducted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) Hall of Fame in
2003 and was the first pick of the NBA Draft in 1982, is best known for
his 12 seasons with the Lakers, three NBA championships and seven
All-Star appearances, among other accomplishments. Most recently, Worthy
hosted Lakers pre- and post-game shows on KCAL-TV for the past three
seasons. He is also the founder of the James Worthy Foundation, which
helps at-risk youth, military veterans and their communities.
"As a life-long Laker, I understand how important the Los Angeles Lakers
are to Southern California," said Worthy. "I'm honored that I'll be able
to speak directly to Lakers fans on Time Warner Cable SportsNet on a
daily basis starting October 1."
Chris McGee will be a studio anchor for Time Warner Cable SportsNet and
joins the network after nine years at Fox Sports. While there, he served
as the Lakers' sideline reporter and also covered Los Angeles sports
teams including the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los
Angeles Angels of Anaheim, USC and the University of California, Los
Angeles (UCLA), as well as high school sports. He also has worked for
ESPN and CBS College Sports and covered the Olympics and AVP. McGee is
originally from Los Angeles and played men's volleyball at California
State University, Northridge, where he was the team captain.
Dave Miller will take on a multi-faceted role as a studio analyst,
commentator and reporter for Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Miller has
coached basketball at all levels, including for the New Orleans Hornets,
the University of Southern California (USC), University of Texas and
Arizona State University. He earned his Master's in Sports
Administration while coaching at Eastern Kentucky University. Most
recently, Miller served as a radio host on ESPN Radio 710 in Los
Angeles, while contributing to several national ESPN radio and TV
broadcasts, and also worked as a college basketball analyst for Big Ten
Network. He also runs basketball camps across the country, where he
helps teach children skills and traits that will help them be successful
both on and off the court.
Mike Trudell will serve as a sideline reporter for all Lakers telecasts,
both home and away. Last season, he was the sideline reporter on KCAL-TV
for Lakers away games. Trudell is also a reporter for the Los Angeles
Lakers, where he's covered the team for Lakers.com for the past four
seasons. Prior to that, he was a reporter for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
As previously announced, Stu Lantz and Bill Macdonald will
call all Lakers games on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Andy Adler,
who joined the network in May, will serve as a studio anchor.
For more information about Time Warner Cable SportsNet, visit www.twcsportsnet.com;
to find out how to watch Time Warner Cable SportsNet starting October 1,
and enter your information at the top of the page.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of
video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States,
connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information
and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and
voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services
to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and
outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time
Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers
national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions.
More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com,
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