Oakland A’s add the first female primary play-by-play voice in MLB history

Feb 13, 2024, 9:15 AM

Play-by-play announcer Jenny Cavnar prepares before a game between the Nevada W at The Pit on Janua...

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO - JANUARY 28: Play-by-play announcer Jenny Cavnar prepares before a game between the Nevada W at The Pit on January 28, 2024 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)

The Oakland Athletics are making history, and this time, it’s something positive. NBC Sports announced Jenny Cavnar as the primary play-by-play announcer for the 2024 season.

A 20-year media veteran, Cavnar becomes the first female primary play-by-play voice in Major League Baseball history.

“It is a dream come true to join the broadcast team for the Oakland A’s and their rich baseball history,” Cavnar said in a press release. “Growing up the daughter of a baseball coach, I have loved the game from a young age, along with the stories, history, and relationships the game provides. I’m excited to start my 18th season as a major league broadcaster with my good friend Dallas Braden and share our experiences with the loyal fans of the Athletics as we go on this ride together.”

Previously, Jenny Cavnar served as a backup play-by-play announcer, pregame and postgame host, and reporter for the Colorado Rockies. She has been the host of Anaheim Ducks programming, is a regular contributor to MLB Network Radio, and calls men’s and women’s college basketball on FS1 and PAC 12 Networks.

READ MORE FROM SACTOWN SPORTS: MLB Spring Training 2024: Important dates to know for Giants, A’s

Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter and Google News, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.



Abraham Toro #31 of the Oakland Athletics hits an rbi double scoring Nick Allen #10 against the Was...

Field Level Media

Nationals’ MacKenzie Gore strikes out 11 as Nationals top A’s 3-1

Left-hander MacKenzie Gore struck out 11 in five shutout innings to help the Washington Nationals hold on for a 3-1 win over the host Oakland Athletics on Saturday afternoon.

13 hours ago

Harold Ramírez #43 of the Tampa Bay Rays slides in safely with a steal under the tag of Thairo Est...

Field Level Media

Thairo Estrada powers Giants past Rays with a 11-2 win

Thairo Estrada homered twice to help the visiting San Francisco Giants even the three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays with a 11-2 win on Saturday afternoon.

13 hours ago

Lawrence Butler #4 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with teammates after driving home the game w...

Field Level Media

Once-lowly A’s face Nats again, aim to keep rolling

The Oakland Athletics are doing the little things necessary for big things to happen.

23 hours ago

JP Sears #38 of the Oakland Athletics exits the game in the seventh inning against the Texas Ranger...

Field Level Media

Oakland Athletics look to continue strong pitching against Nationals

Pitching largely has been a plus this week for the Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics. Whichever team can break through with the bats might be in better shape as they begin a three-game series Friday night in Oakland.

2 days ago

J.D. Davis #5 high fives Mason Miller #19 of the Oakland Athletics after the win over the Texas Ran...

Field Level Media

JP Sears sparkles, Athletics take series from Rangers

Left-hander JP Sears took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Seth Brown homered and doubled as the visiting Oakland Athletics defeated the Texas Rangers 1-0 in the rubber game of their three-game series Thursday in Arlington, Texas.

3 days ago

Brent Rooker #25 of the Oakland Athletics runs in action against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Par...

Joseph Jarosz

A’s place outfielder Brent Rooker on 10-day injured list

Oakland Athletics outfielder Brent Rooker has been placed on the team's 10-day injured list, retroactive to April 8th. 

3 days ago

Oakland A’s add the first female primary play-by-play voice in MLB history