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Dodgers News: LA Adds Stephen Nelson to Television Broadcast Team

As we approach the end of a slow offseason, the Dodgers made a pretty big move on Friday, but it didn’t affect the product on the field. Instead, LA added veteran play-by-play announcer Stephen Nelson to their broadcast team.

The 33-year-old Nelson quickly took to social media to reassure Los Angeles fans that Joe Davis isn’t going anywhere. As we all know, Davis’s obligations to Fox Sports take him away sometimes, and Nelson will be filling in during those times, about 50 games this season. So Nelson’s addition won’t mean less Davis, but it will probably mean less Tim Neverett on TV.

Nelson is a Southern California native who went to high school in Huntington Beach and graduated magna cum laude from Chapman College in Orange.

Nelson, who is half-Japanese, is making history in being hired by the Dodgers.

Most recently, Dodger fans have heard Nelson calling Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+. Those broadcasts haven’t always been huge hits among the fanbase, but Nelson’s work on play-by-play has been one of the best elements, along with the great camera work. Nelson also co-hosts Intentional Talk on MLB Network with former big-leaguer Kevin Millar.

Nelson is married to news anchor Cori Coffin, and according to Coffin’s Instagram, they dressed their toddler daughter as John McClane from Die Hard for Halloween last year, so they’re pretty cool. The couple has been married since 2018.

Welcome to Los Angeles, Stephen!

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

One Comment

  1. I just saw that the Dodgers, as in past seasons, will again have several of the same broadcasters; Tim, Orel, Nomar and others. That is good news. Also, Jessica Mendoza is on the list. Why? I am an advocate of having a woman in the booth but can’t the Dodgers hire one who is a competent sportscaster? Everything she says is a cliche or scripted. Dodger fans deserve better.

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