About Our Founder, Joe Castellano
Joe Castellano has covered professional baseball since 1991, spending five years hosting a Major League Baseball show on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. Previously he broadcast over 1,500 professional baseball games over 12 seasons in the minor leagues, including seven years in the AAA International League (Rochester Red Wings, then AAA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles and Syracuse Chiefs, then AAA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays). During the past 22 years he has covered the NFL as a statistician for CBS Sports, most recently working with Greg Gumbel. He currently serves as a play-by-play announcer for Pac-12 Network and CBS Sports Network covering a variety of sports including baseball, basketball and soccer. During the summer of 2019, Castellano was an updates anchor for NBC Sports Bay Area on the San Francisco Giants pre-game and post-game shows. He has been hosting and producing podcasts on TheSportsVirus.com since 2010.
Castellano’s Credits Include:
- Swimming play-by-play at the London Games for Dial Global Radio Network (2012)
- Softball play-by-play for NBC Sports on the 2008 Summer Olympics (2008)
- Baseball play-by-play at the College World Series on the Westwood One Radio Network (2003-2006 and 2009)
- College baseball, softball and field hockey for College Sports Television
- The World Baseball Classic and Futures Game for XM Satellite Radio (2006-2008)
- Calling Arena Football for the San Jose Sabercats (2005-2007)
- Broadcast baseball and softball at the Olympics Games in Athens (2004)
- Sideline reporting for CBS Sports on the NFL (2004)
- Play-by-play fill-in announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays (2004)
- NCAA television play-by play for Fox Sports on the Swimming and Diving, Gymnastics, Wrestling and Track and Field Big 12 Championships (2003)
- Sideline reporting for ESPN on the AAA All Star Game (1998, 2000 & 2001)
- Play-by-play of the Junior League World Series on ESPN (2001 & 2002)
One of Castellano’s fondest memories is his first baseball play-by-play assignment for Westwood One (America’s largest provider of audio content) during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where he had the call of the first ever Gold Medal victory for Team USA over Cuba. Prior to that, Joe served as the speedskating announcer at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games for Westwood One; the network has also hired him to broadcast NCAA basketball.
From 1998 to 2002, Castellano was the Voice of the Siena Saints men’s basketball team in Albany, New York; during his time there he also broadcast two NCAA tournament games and was recognized by the Albany Times Union as the top radio personality.
Other notable honors include being named the Rochester (NY) Sportscaster of the Year in 2000, and having his play-by-play call of the game-winning home run from the first game in Rockies franchise history (Bend, Oregon in 1992) placed in the archives at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Castellano, 57, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.