Marty Brennaman Retiring after 2019 Reds Season

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WTVN)--Cincinnati reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman will retire after the 2019 season.

Marty made the announcement Wednesday at the team's annual affiliates luncheon at Great American Ball Park.

Brennaman was hired in 1974 to replace Al Michaels, and was eventually paired with Reds Hall of Fame player Joe Nuxhall. The two broadcast reds games together for 31 years.

Brennaman has been named Ohio Sportscaster of the Year 17 times, most recently in 2018. He won the Virginia Sportscaster of the Year Award 4 times while broadcasting basketball games for the American Basketball Association’s Virginia Squires, baseball games for the New York Mets’ Class AAA affiliate in Norfolk and football games for both Virginia Tech and William & Mary. He also has broadcast games during the NCAA’s men’s basketball tournament, including 15 regional tournaments and 11 Final Fours. 

His son, Thom, is a Reds broadcaster.


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