T-Bolts Broadcasters Neil, Matt, and Gabe Interview T-Bolts Founder Dick O'Connor

T-Bolts Broadcasters Neal (top left), Matt (bottom left), and Gabe (bottom right) Conducting In Game Interview of T-Bolts Founder Dick O’Connor

Can’t make it to a T-Bolts home game this year? You can still catch all the action live on the T-Bolts Radio Network. Matt Present, Gabe Pinkney, Neal Lavon, Nate Kresh, and Ethan Jenkins bring you the action every home game, as well as select road games, throughout  the season.

Meet the T-bolts 2016 broadcast team:

Matt Present is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland, where he received a bachelors degree in broadcast journalism. He has done play-by-play for many different Maryland sports teams, and in 2015 helped launched Maryland Baseball Network, a website dedicated exclusively to Maryland baseball. In addition to radio, Matt has gotten a chance to work in TV, both behind the scenes and on camera, for the Big Ten Network’s Student U productions. Matt is also a production assistant at Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic.

Gabe Pinkney is the public address announcer for American University Athletics for women’s basketball, soccer, field hockey and women’s lacrosse. He also serves as an announcer for select University of Maryland athletic events, which has included the final four and national championship games for the 2014 NCAA Field Hockey Tournament. As continuity director for CBS Radio, Gabe is responsible for making sure all commercials run correctly for WIAD 94.7 Fresh FM and WPGC 95.5 FM. Gabe is also a board operator for play-by-play broadcasts on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Neal Lavon, now retired, returns to the Thunderbolts or the 2016 season. He was a news broadcaster, talk show host, and writer for the Voice of America since arriving in Washington in 1980. Previously, he worked at stations and newspapers in Florida and Virginia after graduating from the University of Florida in 1969. From 2008-2011, he was stationed in Bangkok, Thailand, where he marketed U.S. Government radio, television, and Internet media in East Asia and the Pacific.

Nate Kresh is returns for his second with the T-bolts, and recently received his masters degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. A graduate of the College of William & Mary, he spent his time in undergrad serving as Sports editor for The Virginia Informer, an independent campus publication, and also co-hosted a sports highlight show on campus.

Ethan Jenkins joins the Thunderbolts as a new addition for the 2016 season.  A senior at American University, Jenkins has been the play-by-play voice for many of AU’s varsity teams on the Patriot League Network.  In the past three years, Jenkins has broadcasted over 60 games including basketball, volleyball, field hockey, soccer, and lacrosse.  In addition to broadcasting with the Patriot League Network, Jenkins works on the staff of the American University Women’s Volleyball program as a manager and technical coordinator, where he handles the team’s data analytic duties.




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