Joey Zanaboni

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Play-by-Play Announcer/Director of Media Relations

Joey Zanaboni enters his first season as the Voice of the Canaries in 2021. The St. Louis native will be the lead play-by-play announcer on Canaries broadcasts and lead the team's social media and branding with his unique style of zeal, zaniness, and Zen. Zanaboni spent the 2019 season with the Johnson City Cardinals, the Appalachian League champion affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Prior to that, he worked as the broadcaster and media director for the Texas AirHogs of the American Association from 2016-18. Highlight reels of his work have been featured by USA Today, CBS Sports, and Barstool Sports, and his football play-by-play appeared in Season 2 of the hit Netflix docuseries Last Chance U. In 2020, Bleacher Report called him “the best play-by-play guy ever.” 


He began his professional career as an announcer with the River City Rascals of the Frontier League in 2014. His resume includes six seasons in professional baseball and six years of calling collegiate athletics at Coahoma Community College (MS), West Florida, and St. Mary’s University (TX). He served as the lead voice of the 2019 NJCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship as well as the 2018 and 2019 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championships.