Provus and Dan Gladden to Partner on the Team’s Radio Broadcast
Provus Comes to Twins Following a Three-Year Stint with the Brewers
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins, in conjunction with the Treasure Island Baseball Network (TIBN), announced today that Cory Provus (PRO-vus) will join the club’s radio broadcast team commencing with the 2012 Major League Baseball season. Provus will partner with former Twin and returning broadcaster Dan Gladden in sharing play-by-play and analyst duties for all regular and post-season games plus twenty-five spring training contests to be aired exclusively on 1500 ESPN and the team’s 88-station radio network.
“The Minnesota Twins are thrilled to have this opportunity to introduce one of baseball’s rising broadcast stars to fans across Twins Territory,” said Dave St. Peter, Twins President. “Cory Provus’ broadcast style, baseball acumen and sense of humor will be a strong compliment to the outstanding work of Danny Gladden and the balance of the TIBN talent. In my mind, Cory, Dan and company are certain to carry forward the tremendous legacy of Twins radio established by the likes of Halsey Hall, Herb Carneal and John Gordon.”
Provus, 33, joins the Twins organization after spending the past three seasons in Milwaukee where he shared play-by-play responsibilities with Hall of Famer Bob Uecker on WTMJ-AM and the Brewers Radio Network.
Provus began his MLB broadcast career in 2007 as the Chicago Cubs Pre and Post Game Show host. He also handled play-by-play duties, backing up Pat Hughes during games, and anchored the morning and afternoon drive sportscasts as a reporter for WGN-AM in Chicago.
In June of 2006, Provus was named the voice of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers. At UAB, he handled radio play-by-play UAB football, men’s basketball and baseball. He also hosted the weekly coaches’ radio and television shows. While at UAB, he was named the 2006 Radio Sportscaster of the Year by the Alabama Broadcasters Association.
Provus also has various experience hosting studio shows, managing production and doing play by play for various properties of International Sports Properties. Provus handled play-by-play for the Conference USA Football Championship game, the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament and various play-by-play duties for Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech baseball, football and basketball.
A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Provus also worked at WAER-FM in Syracuse from 1996-2000, handling radio play-by-play and acting as studio host for Orange Football, Basketball and Lacrosse.
Provus will officially start his new role in January of 2012 with participation in the Twins Winter Caravan and TwinsFest. A native of Highland Park, Ill., Provus and his wife Dana will be relocating to the Twin Cities in advance of the 2012 season.