CHICAGO, March 27, 2009 –Judd Sirott has been named the new host of Cubs Central Pregame, heard before every Chicago Cubs broadcast on WGN Radio. Sirott will assist Pat Hughes and Ron Santo in the Cubs radio booth, handling one inning of play-by-play each game and updating the Major League Baseball scoreboard. He will also contribute to Cubs Postgame, including Cubs Plus, the expanded postgame show heard after most games.
Sirott has been the host of Chicago Blackhawks Pregame, Postgame and intermission reports on WGN Radio, a role in which he will continue in addition to his new Cubs duties. Prior to joining the radio home of the Blackhawks, Sirott, a native of Arlington Heights and graduate of Buffalo Grove High School and the University of Michigan, called National Hockey League games nationally for HDNet for the two years. Previously, Sirott, 39, was the voice of the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves from the team’s inception in 1994 to 2006.
“We are delighted to have Judd expand his role with WGN Radio and join Pat and Ron in the booth,” said WGN Radio Sports Director Dave Eanet. “He is a polished broadcaster with a wide-range of experience. Judd has done a tremendous job on our Blackhawks broadcasts, and he will bring the same knowledge and enthusiasm to the Cubs booth.”
Sirott, a self-professed lifelong Cubs fan, began his Chicago radio career as an intern and producer at WGN. He also served as a weekend host, field reporter and executive producer for WSCR-AM in Chicago.