The Pirates today announced the hiring of Tim Neverett as the club's new play-by-play announcer.
Prior to joining the Pirates broadcast team, Neverett worked for FSN Rocky Mountain as a pre- and post-game studio host and part-time play-by-play announcer for Colorado Rockies telecasts.
"We conducted an exhaustive search that included more than 200 qualified candidates, many of whom are Major League quality broadcasters," said Pirates President Frank Coonelly.
"Tim's ability and experience, combined with his work ethic, passion for baseball and desire to make a positive impact in the community, made him the ideal addition to our broadcast team."
With more than 24 years of diverse broadcasting experience, Neverett joins current play-by-play announcer Greg Brown and color analysts Steve Blass, Bob Walk and John Wehner to complete the team's five-person broadcast team.
The naming of Neverett is a bit surprising to me, I was expecting a local announcer or someone with local ties. I was not expecting someone who actually has a MLB announcing background. This was a professional signing from an organization that is starting to resemble a MLB franchise again.