The Dodgers announced Monday that Tim Neverett will join the team’s broadcast crew in 2019 for both television and radio. Neverett will move around as needed, covering TV for Joe Davis when he is on national assignment and radio in Charley Steiner’s absence.
The club also extended Steiner through the 2021 season on a lighter schedule than years past. It sounds like the veteran play-by-play man will cut back on the road schedule for the next three seasons as he heads into his 15th year with the Dodgers.
“We’re excited to welcome Tim to our broadcast team, and know Dodger fans will appreciate his knowledge, passion and insight on the air,” said Lon Rosen, Dodger Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “The Dodgers are also thrilled that Charley will continue to be part of the team’s broadcasts for years to come.”
“We think the addition of Tim along with Charley, Joe and our talented group of analysts and reporters will continue to treat Dodger fans to one of the best broadcasts in baseball.”
The 52-year-old Neverett served as the radio play-by-play voice of the Red Sox for the past three seasons following a seven-year stint as the radio and television play-by-play announcer for the Pirates.
Before joining the Pirates, Neverett spent four years working for FSN Rocky Mountain, including as a studio host for Rockies games during the 2008 season. He also served the network as a play-by-play announcer for Rockies games, college football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, arena football, and track and field.
Prior to his time in Denver, Neverett lived in Las Vegas, calling games on radio and TV for the Padres’ and Dodgers’ Triple-A teams.
“I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to join such an established and talented group of radio and television broadcasters, as well as the gifted production personnel with the Dodgers,” said Neverett. “My family and I are thrilled to be able to be part of the Dodger family and be back in the National League. I am very much looking forward to getting started, renewing old acquaintances and making new ones.”
Steiner says he wants to scale back on his schedule to help out with the endowed scholarship he funds at Bradley University.
“I am thankful to Mark, Stan, Tucker and Lon for their understanding of my desire to cut back on my schedule and extending my contract to allow me to continue doing what I love,” said Steiner. “Father Time, Mother Nature, and the road have never lost a battle. I’m just trying to keep pace with those three, and hopefully getting to call the final out of the Dodgers’ next championship. Tim will be a great addition to the Dodger broadcast, and I am so thrilled to have him join the Dodger family.”