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Chris Garagiola will be the new Arizona Diamondbacks play-by-play announcer

Chris Garagiola has been named the official play-by-play announcer for the Arizona Diamondbacks Radio Network. He was previously a pre- and post-game show host.

His predecessor, Greg Schulte, was the official announcer from 1998 until the latest season.

Garagiola is the third generation of his family to work for the Dbacks. His father Joe Garagiola Jr., served as the team’s general manager from 1995 to 2005. Before that, Joe Garagiola Sr., spent 15 seasons working on Dbacks broadcasts.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to correct the years Joe Garagiola Jr. served as the team's general manager.

Naomi DuBovis is an intern at KJZZ. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School. She has worked as a producer and anchor at Blaze Radio ASU and a podcast reporter at the State Press. She has also written for Downtown Devil. She is from Phoenix, and her favorite pastimes include reading, singing and playing piano.