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VIDEO: Meet Your New Chicago Cubs PA Announcer: Andrew Belleson

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Today the Chicago Cubs announced that Arlington Heights native Andrew Belleson is the new Chicago Cubs PA announcer.  Below is the press release from the organization and Belleson's youtube video audition for the position.

Enjoy!

MEDIA ADVISORY
CHICAGO CUBS SELECT ANDREW BELLESON AS NEW WRIGLEY FIELD PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER

MEDIA AVAILABILITY WITH BELLESON TODAY AT 4 P.M.

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011

 

CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs have selected Andrew Belleson as the new voice of Wrigley Field, culminating a three-week search that included 2,954 applications from 48 states and Canada submitted through CareerBuilder.com. Belleson arrived in Chicago today to finalize the deal and he will be available for on-camera interviews at Wrigley Field at 4 p.m. CDT (details below).

 

"On behalf of the Chicago Cubs, we would like to thank all 2,954 public address announcer candidates who applied for their dream job on CareerBuilder.com," said Wally Hayward, executive vice president, chief sales and marketing officer, Chicago Cubs. "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 held public address announcer and radio broadcast duties for the Rockford RiverHawks 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 native received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Radio/Television Broadcasting from Concordia University in River Forest, Ill. He played baseball at Concordia and helped build the sports department for the local college radio station, WCGR 88.5 FM, including broadcasting for football, basketball and baseball games.

 

A lifelong Cubs fan, Belleson grew up idolizing Harry Caray and has attended Cubs games since childhood.


Andrew Belleson's Youtube Audition





-RoCk

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