Cubs Unveil Winner of Public Address Announcer Tryout: Andrew Belleson

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Andrew Belleson will be the new voice at Wrigley Field, ending a three-week search that included 2,954 applications from 48 states and Canada on CareerBuilder.com’s search to be the new public address announcer. Belleson arrived in Chicago today to close the deal and meet the media at 4 p.m. CT. The news release was sent out at 3CT (way to be with the heads up, advance notice there Cubs PR!)

Wally Hayward, exec. VP, sales and maketing, Chicago Cubs released this statement. “

It was a very difficult decision, as there were so many quality PA announcers who applied from across the country. After hosting two live auditions of finalists here at the ballpark, we have selected Andrew Belleson as the new voice of Wrigley Field and welcome him to the Chicago Cubs family.”

Belleson isn’t exactly amateur, he’s held pa and radio duties for the Rockford RiverHawks (I’m assuming that’s a minor league baseball team, I’m not sure) for five years. He began his broadcast career at age 15 with the RiverHawks, helping on a part-time basis during summers off from high school.

The Arlington Heights, IL  native has a Bachelor degree in Business with a concentration in Radio/Television Broadcasting from Concordia. He played baseball in school and helped build the sports department for the local college radio station, WCGR 88.5 FM, including broadcasting for football, basketball and baseball games.

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