Beth Mowins makes Cubs play-by-play debut Saturday
Veteran play-by-play broadcaster Beth Mowins was introduced to Cubs fans as part of the Marquee Sports Network broadcast on Wednesday night, talking about her new role with Pat Hughes, Jim Deshaies and Taylor McGregor. Mowins is set to make her Marquee Sports Network play-by-play debut Saturday afternoon when the Chicago Cubs host the Colorado Rockies at 3:05 p.m. CT in Mesa. Mowins will become the first woman to serve as play-by-play broadcaster in Cubs history.
Mowins is slated to work a select number of regular season games throughout the season.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to work with such a beloved and historic franchise as the Chicago Cubs,” Mowins said as part of the announcement last month. “I am thrilled to be a part of the team at Marquee Sports Network and am looking forward to working alongside some of the best in the business this season.”
To learn more about Mowins’ background and her excitement for her new role with Marquee Sports Network, check out her appearance on the Cubs Weekly Podcast with Cole Wright and Tony Andracki.
Beth Mowins has been a broadcaster for ESPN since 1994, calling primarily men’s and women’s college sports, and in 2017 she became the first woman in 30 years to call a National Football League game. She has been the voice of the Women’s Softball College World Series for more than 20 years. She earned her master’s in communications from Syracuse University and was inducted into the Greater Syracuse Hall of Fame in 2009.