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New Dodgers Broadcaster is Welcoming a New Member of the Family

Stephen Nelson just recently joined the Dodgers family, signing on to do play-by-play for SportsNetLA on about 50 games in 2023 when lead PxP announcer Joe Davis isn’t available. Now, Nelson is welcoming someone new to his family, too.

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Nelson and his wife, Cori Coffin, will be welcoming their second child at some point in the not-too-distant future. The couple’s son, Kai, was born in August of 2021. Stephen and Cori got married in 2018.

Nelson was announced as the newest member of LA’s broadcast team last month, a homecoming of sorts for the Orange County native who went to high school in Huntington Beach and college in Orange. He had most recently been the co-host of Intentional Talk on MLB Network along with former big-leaguer Kevin Millar. He’ll mostly fill the role on the television side that Tim Neverett filled last year, providing PxP on non-Davis games.

Nelson was also the lead play-by-play announcer for Apple TV’s Friday Night Baseball broadcasts in 2022. The 33-year-old Nelson, in being hired by Los Angeles, became the only Asian American play-by-play broadcaster working for an MLB team.

We wish a hearty congratulations to the Nelson family and the best of health to Cori throughout her pregnancy and beyond. As Stephen said on Instagram, “It’s Time for (a) Dodger Baby!”

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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.

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