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Andy Freed

Andy Freed (born 1971 in Ellicott City, Maryland) is a radio announcer for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. He and fellow broadcaster Dave Wills have shared play-by-play and color commentating duties for the Rays since 2005, often alternating roles for several innings at a time during ballgames. In 2013, Freed signed another contract extension with the Tampa Bay Rays Radio Network that will keep him with the team until at least the 2016 season.[1][2] During baseball's offseason, Freed broadcasts college basketball games for ESPN Regional.

Freed's radio career has featured work with the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Trenton Thunder, and the St. Lucie Mets in minor league baseball. He also did radio broadcasts for Providence College basketball, Rider University basketball, College of New Jersey football, and Baltimore Spirit soccer. Freed started his broadcast career while still a student at his alma mater, Towson State University, when he covered various sporting events for the university's radio station, WTMD.[3]

Personal life

Andy Freed grew up outside of Baltimore, Maryland as a Baltimore Orioles fan. In 1992, he met longtime Orioles and ESPN broadcaster Jon Miller, who became a mentor for the Freed when he was getting started in the business. Freed and his wife Amy have a child, Sarah.[4]

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