Todd Walsh

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Todd Walsh has worked with FOX Sports Arizona since 2001 and fills many roles at the network, including its pre-game/post-game host and in-game reporter for Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Coyotes telecasts. One of the most versatile and respected television personalities in the state of Arizona, he also hosts the Emmy Award winning “D-backs 10th Inning” as well as “the Local 9” and “Urban Coyotes. He also contributes content to FOXSportsArizona.com.

A 13-time Emmy Award winner, he has been honored as the best sports anchor three times. He was also named “Favorite Sportscaster” in Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of Our Valley Poll” in November of 2010. The Arizona Republic named him the top sports reporter in Phoenix in 2001 and again in 2002.

In what was one of the top highlights of his career, he emceed the 35th reunion of the famed 1980 gold medal-winning USA Men’s Hockey team in Lake Placid, NY back in 2015. D-backs pitcher Randy Johnson allowed him to become the first reporter to ever be invited inside his home to profile his baseball and rock and roll memorabilia collection. The visit was for the critically acclaimed “In My Own Words – Randy Johnson” episode Walsh hosted. The show was awarded with an Emmy in 2008. Todd was also the only local television reporter to go to Cooperstown, NY for Johnson’s Hall of Fame induction and was given exclusive access with Johnson for that historic weekend.

A fixture as well in Phoenix and Tucson sports radio, he has been the host for the Phoenix Coyotes radio pre-game broadcasts since 1996. He has also done weekday sports updates for KSLX radio (100.7 FM) in Phoenix and was the sports director for KDKB radio (93.3 FM).

Walsh worked for KTAR radio in Phoenix from 1988-93 as a sports reporter, talk show anchor and co-host of the pre and post-game radio broadcasts for the Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns. From 1991-93, he was the color commentator for Cardinals games.

From 1988-91, Walsh served as the play-by-play announcer for the Phoenix Firebirds of the Pacific Coast League (Triple-A minor league baseball) and in 1987, he did the play-by-play duties in Tucson for the Triple-A Tucson Toros and the University of Arizona Ice Cats hockey team.

A native of Rochester, NY, Walsh graduated from the University of Arizona in 1986 with a degree in radio and television. He got his start in the business while at the UA, hosting a nightly sports talk show and serving as the pre and post-game host for Arizona Wildcats football and basketball games on KNST radio. Also during his time at Arizona, he served as a basketball manager for Lute Olson and had a role as a sports reporter in the 1987 movie “Can’t Buy Me Love.”

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