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Don La Greca

Don La Greca

American radio personality
Don La Greca
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American radio personality
Is Radio personality
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 13 February 1968, New Jersey, USA
Age 53 years
Star sign Aquarius
Education
Ramapo College
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Donald Marco La Greca (born February 13, 1968) is an American sports broadcaster and analyst. He is the co-host of ESPN New York's "The Michael Kay Show", heard on ESPN New York WEPN-FM and simulcast on the YES Network. He is also the official radio host of the New York Rangers pre and post game shows, having served the position since the 2005-2006 season. Additionally, he is the backup radio play by play announcer for the Rangers behind Kenny Albert. La Greca formerly hosted ESPN New York's official "Jets Game Day" pregame show and "The 5th Quarter" post-game show, alongside former NY Jet LB Greg Buttle.

Early life and education

La Greca spent his high school years at Don Bosco Technical High School in Paterson, New Jersey, graduating in 1986. La Greca graduated from Ramapo College in 1992 with a degree in communications. La Greca received the Distinguished Citizens Award in 2014, which honor Ramapo graduates for their personal commitment to advance higher education, and for their significant service to the community. La Greca also interned at K-Rock in 1990.

La Greca's first career highlight was clapping on the Howard Stern Show. Howard heard that Johnny Carson wouldn't take his seat unless the audience clapped loud for a comic after his set, so Howard had a comic do his set in the hallway. "Us interns had to clap. It was the first sound I made on network radio."

Broadcasting career

La Greca began his career at Sports Phone, providing real time scores and updates to users by phone. La Greca covered all nine local sports teams while working with Sports Phone. He later worked as a sports anchor at 1010 WINS. La Greca also hosted a talk show on eyada.com.

La Greca has been with ESPN New York radio from its inception and was the first voice that listeners heard when the station launched on September 3, 2001. La Greca has also served as the official radio host of the New York Rangers' pre and postgame show since the 2005-2006 season.

Today, La Greca continues to broadcast for the Rangers as the fill-in for lead play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert. Don was given the opportunity to cover game one of the Stanley Cup finals in the 2014 season. La Greca had called NHL playoff games before for ESPN New York Radio but calling game one was "a dream come true" for La Greca. La Greca is a co-host for "The Michael Kay Show" and has been with the show since 2002. He is the former host of the New York Jets pre and post-game radio shows on ESPN New York, a position he resigned from following the 2017 NFL season. Starting in 2016, La Greca began hosting the ESPN hockey podcast, Game Misconduct.

La Greca is a native of Hawthorne, New Jersey. He currently lives in Somerset with his wife Nancy, and their 2 children.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 07 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2018/06/new-york-jets-welcome-dan-graca-to-98-7fm-espn-new-york-game-day-radio-team/
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http://www.ramapo.edu/news/press-releases/distinguished-citizens-award-honorees-announced/
http://www.newsday.com/sports/media/don-la-greca-plans-to-embrace-the-madness-with-game-1-call-1.8336245
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