Texas Rangers TV announcers are Dave Raymond, C.J. Nitkowski, Tom Grieve, David Murphy, Mark McLemore, John Rhadigan and Emily Jones.

The Rangers may not have won any World Series title since its establishment in 1961, but they have made significant team records by year. They ended the 2022 season with 68 wins and 94 losses and became 4th in the AL West division.

Moreover, they are also known for reeling in exceptional players to the roster, like Fernando Tatis Jr, Ichiro Suzuki, Vladimir Guerrero Jr and Luis Urias in the past. However, all four of them are currently not affiliated with the team.

With the team holding onto their strong game, their broadcast team has equally helped to engage fans and supporters across the date. Texas has both radio and TV broadcast teams.

The Rangers' TV affiliates are Bally Sports Southwest (BSSW), while the Bally Sports app provides live streaming of their games. These are the impressive people who make up the Rangers shine on radio and television due to their voices.

Texas Rangers Television Announcers

The Texas Rangers play by play announcers are:

  • Dave Raymond
  • C.J. Nitkowski 

Dave Raymond

Dave Raymond took on the primary role of the MLB Rangers' television play-by-play announcer in 2016. Prior to that, he had been calling their games on both television and radio during the 2016 season as a fill-in announcer.

Raymond primarily worked for major league baseball from 2013 to 2016. He has been a part of many MLB teams' broadcast crews, including the San Francisco Giants in 2003, the Baltimore Orioles in 2005, and the Houston Astros from 2006 to 2012.

Raymond joined the Rangers' media team in 2016 and moved to Arlington, Texas.
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But before his MLB venture as an announcer, the Gering native was a business reporter for Forbes magazine. His LinkedIn confirms that he was nominated for the prestigious Loeb Award for Outstanding Business Reporting in 2001.

Besides pro baseball, Dave also calls on women's college basketball, baseball, volleyball, and softball.  He mainly partners with Cat Osterman, considered to be one of the best college softball players of all time to cover the varsity games.

C.J. Nitkowski (fill-in announcer)

C.J. Nitkowski joined the Texas Rangers television broadcast booth in 2017 as a color analyst. He is mainly seen as a color analyst but has been filling in for the announcer role when Dave is not on air.

Nitkowski has also been working as an analyst and host for MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM. He has also spent five years as an MLB analyst for notable media houses like Fox Sports and CBS Sports Radio between 2014 to 2019.

Before gaining fame as an announcer, he was eminent for his playing days. He was picked ninth overall by Cincinnati Reds in the 1994 draft.

Nitkowski (left photo) during his time with the Houston Astros in 2002.
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C.J. later played with the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, and Washington Nationals from 1995 to 2005.

Regarding his broadcasting career achievements, the former MLB pitcher has received seven nominations for Sports Emmy Awards. He won five for his contribution to the Rangers' broadcasts including the consecutive Lone Star Sports Emmy in 2021 and 2022.

Texas Rangers Commentators

The commentators for Texas Rangers in 2023 are:

  • David Murphy
  • Mark McLemore (fill-in commentator/color analyst)

David Murphy

Murphy joined the Texas television booth in 2019 as a commentator aiding Raymond. He had quite an experience in the field, covering the team's pre and post-games on Bally Sports Southwest since 2017.

David is a former MLB outfielder who played in the league from 2006 to 2015. He made his MLB debut with the Boston Red Sox in 2006 and went on to play with the Rangers from 2007 to 2013.

Meanwhile, he played with the Cleveland Indians the following year while he spent his last season with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. 

Murphy (left) and McLemore (right) make up the Rangers' commentary panel.
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Mark McLemore (Fill-in commentator)

Mark McLemore provides commentary on the Rangers' pre-and post-games. He also did match analysis alongside Gina Miller at the Friday night Texas Ranger broadcasts on TXA21 before the show ended in 2014.

McLemore is a former professional second baseman and utility player. He played from 1986 to 2004 and was a part of the Rangers' roster from 1992 to 1994.

Mark was a part of the California Angels, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, and Oakland Athletics in his playing career. He threw by his right hand but switched them while batting.

After his retirement, he started as a color commentator for baseball games on ESPN before moving to the Rangers' workplace.

Note: Tom Grieve, aka "Mr. Ranger," served the longest tenure of any TV broadcaster in club history and was a part of the Rangers. Grieve was present on the panel from 1995 to the end of the 2022 season.

Texas Rangers TV Broadcast Team

These names make up the depart of the Texas Rangers TV Broadcast Team:

  • Emily Jones 
  • Lesley McCaslin 
  • John Rhadigan 
  • Madison Hock

Emily Jones

Emily Jones has been a sideline reporter for the Texas Rangers since 2014 on a contract. She also covered for Houston Astros in the MLB.

Meanwhile, her works are expanded to NBA as well, where she reported live pre-and postgame shows for the Dallas Mavericks, SA Spurs and Houston Rockets in the past.

Jones during her coverage of the Rangers game in April 2022.
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Similarly, Emily previously worked for Fox Sports and carries vast experience reporting the Big 12 Conference college football. 

Besides her reporting career, Jones has been serving as the Director Of Business Development at Vokal, a digital market business consulting and service provider since 2022.

Lesley McCaslin 

Lesley McCaslin is a freelance sports reporter. She has joined the Rangers' sideline reporting team alongside Emily as of 2023.

McCaslin at Globe Life Field during the Rangers' opening game in March 2023.
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In an Instagram post, the 2005 UTAUS graduate confirmed that she will be covering half of the Rangers game this season. She has been reporting for Fox Sports Southwest since August 2012.

As of May 2019, she also works as a business development specialist at Benchmark Bank. Lesley is based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 

John Rhadigan (Studio Host)

Rhadigan is the current host of "Rangers Live," a show that covers the pregame and postgame shows on Bally Sports. He has been a studio host of the team since 1996.

Meanwhile, he had taken on the role of a play-by-play announcer in April 2011 but stepped down the following month. John is active on Twitter where he mainly shares his fun moments with fellow hosts.

At the start of the 2023 season, a special 90-minute Rangers Live pregame show made Rhadigan resurface in the media and fandom.

Rhadigan is the host of Rangers Live while Hock looks after Rangers Insider.
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Madison Hock (Studio Host)

Madison Hock is the new host of Rangers Insider, a biweekly show that features exclusive, behind-the-scenes insights and stories of the Rangers roster.

She is one of the newest additions to the Texas broadcast team. Hock mainly works as a basketball analyst and has worked as the sports anchor and reporter covering the SEC in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The young lady is a former basketball player at Belmont University's women's varsity team. She joined the Rangers' booth at the start of the 2023 MLB season. 

Apart from her time with the Rangers, she is also a host and reporter at Bally Sports Southwest, Bally Sports Oklahoma, and Bally Sports New Orleans.