About Joseph Buck
Joe Buck's broadcasting career began in 1989, while he was a telecommunications undergraduate at Indiana University. He went on to calling play-by-play for the Louisville Redbirds, a Cardinals minor-league team, and calling Cardinals games on KMOX TV and radio in 1991. Buck was a reporter for ESPN's coverage of the Triple-A All-Star Game.
Hired by Fox Sports in 1994 at the age of 25, to announce NFL games, Buck became the youngest person to call pro games. At age 27, he also gained the distinction of being the youngest play-by-play announcer to call a World Series. Buck served as radio and television announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1991 to 2007. He is a six-time Emmy Award-winner who handles lead play-by-play duties for Fox Sports' Emmy Award-winning coverage of Major League Baseball and the National Football League.
Buck, who serves as a board member for the NSJC (National Sports Journalism Center), is the son of the late broadcasting legend Jack Buck, whose career spanned parts of six decades. They are the only father and son to each call the Super Bowl on network television.
In 2016, Indiana University awarded Buck with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for outstanding achievement in the arts and humanities, and for community engagement and public service at its rededication of Franklin Hall as home of the University's new The Media School.