It’s been rumored for several weeks. Today, WFAN made it official–veteran sportscaster Josh Lewin is joining the Mets radio booth in 2012. Lewin will work alongside Howie Rose.
“It’s exciting to be part of the Mets’ broadcast team with Howie Rose, who is one of the best in the business,” Lewin said. “It’s a thrill to be able to come back to my roots in New York and call games for the team I rooted for as a kid on the pre-eminent sports talk radio station in the country.”
Lewin, 43, has 16 years of Major League Baseball experience, calling games for the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, and most recently, the Texas Rangers. He was the lead Rangers TV play-by-play announcer from 2002 to 2010.
He also has been a part of Fox’s Saturday baseball coverage since 1996.
“Josh brings extensive experience and knowledge to the broadcasts and is a tremendous addition to the Mets’ radio booth,” said Mark Chernoff, WFAN operations manager.
Along with baseball, Lewin has served as the radio play-by-play voice for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers since 2005 and will continue in that role. He also has called games for the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars and multiple major college basketball programs during his 17-year career.