Athens, GA (Dec 5, 2007) - Don Orsillo is the Boston Red Sox Play-by-Play Announcer for NESN. This is his profile as published by the New England Sports Network (NESN).
Don Orsillo joined NESN in April 2001 as the network's voice of Boston Red Sox baseball. Honored with 2 New England Emmy Awards the past two seasons, Orsillo was named the 2005 Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Orsillo came to NESN from the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston's AAA affiliate, where he served as the radio play-by-play announcer for over 140 games each season since 1996. In addition to his duties in the broadcast booth, Orsillo also served as the team's Director of Community Relations.
Orsillo got his start as a baseball play-by-play announcer for the Pittsfield Mets of the New York-Penn League during the 1991 and 1992 seasons. In 1993, Orsillo moved to Binghamton, New York to do play-by-play radio and television for the Binghamton Mets of the AA Eastern League. While with Binghamton he had the opportunity to serve as a commentator for the nationally syndicated 1994 AA All-Star Game.
During the 1991-1996 hockey seasons, Orsillo was the play-by-play radio and television voice for the Springfield Indians/Falcons. He hosted "Inside the Indians," a weekly live television talk show and was the analyst for the 1994 AHL All-Star Game.
Orsillo grew up in Madison, New Hampshire and is a 1991 graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts with a B.S. in Communications.Photograph Courtesy of the New England Sports Network (NESN).