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Talent Profile - David Steele, Sun Sports and FSN Florida

Editors Note: I have only worked with David Steele for one or two basketball games over the years. The Sun Sports/FSN Florida Play-by-Play Announcer is definitely a class gentleman. This is his profile as published by Sun Sports/FSN Florida. (last updated 12/22/2007)

David Steele, is Sun Sports' play-by-play announcer for all Florida Gator football games and Orlando Magic basketball games on Sun Sports and FSN Florida as well as an analyst for a variety of sports aired on the regional sports networks.

Steele previously was the radio play-by-play voice for all Magic games for the team's first nine seasons before joining Sun Sports for Magic telecasts in March of 1998.

The former longtime voice of the University of Florida, Steele arrived in Orlando after serving as network coordinator and football/basketball play-by-play announcer for the University of Florida for seven seasons. This season, he will once again be teamed in the broadcast booth with longtime color analyst Nat Moore for all Gator telecasts on Sun Sports.

Previously, Steele also served as the host of the UF football and basketball television coaches/highlight shows as well as coaches' radio talk shows. He handled play-by-play duties for Florida Gator football on television from 1982-1999.

A native of Jacksonville, Steele joined the Gator staff in 1982 after stints as sports director at WJHG-TV in Panama City, Fla. and WLOS-TV in Asheville, N.C. He has also served as the football and basketball play-by-play announcer at Western Carolina University.

One of Florida's premier sportscasters, Steele has been named "Sportscaster of the Year" in both Florida and North Carolina. He is also a past president of the Florida Sportscasters Association. Steele and his wife, Sally, have three children, Luke, Emily, and Betsy. They reside in Winter Park, Florida.

Photograph courtesy of Sun Sports/FSN Florida

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