Guest, Rich Marotta

Guest Name: 
Rich Marotta
Rich Marotta
Guest Occupation: 
President - Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame & Sportscaster
Guest Biography: 

Rich Marotta is an American sportscaster in Reno, Nevada, formerly a resident of Los Angeles, California. He received the high honor of induction into two Halls of Fame in 2011. In February, Rich was inducted into the Southern California Sportscasters Hall of Fame. Then in June, he was inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame. Rich holds the singular distinction of being the only sportscaster in Los Angeles to have ever been part of the regular broadcast teams of three major league franchises. He was the color analyst for the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL alongside Bob Miller, the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders of the NFL, and Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA.

Since 1982, Rich has called boxing on several stations and networks, but primarily on FOX Sports Net, Prime Ticket and KCAL-9 in Los Angeles. He is also seen frequently on pay-per-view and internationally televised cards. Rich has received four Emmy Awards, three of them for his work on boxing telecasts. In 2006, he was honored with the Sam Taub Award for Boxing Broadcast Excellence by the Boxing Writers Association of America. He is currently heard on radio Monday through Friday, providing both sports and general commentary, on the #1 rated Bill Handel Morning show, which airs on KFI-AM 640 in Los Angeles. He also previously hosted Southern California’s only radio boxing show, “Rich Marotta’s Neutral Corner” for 11 years.