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Karl Ravech

ESPN Host of Baseball Tonight

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Karl Ravech Biography

Veteran ESPN commentator Karl Ravech is the primary host of ESPN’s MLB studio and pre-game show, Baseball Tonight and has been a regular part of the Monday Night Baseball team since the 2016 season. He has also been the voice of ESPN’s Home Run Derby telecast since 2017.

Ravech serves as a play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s KBO League coverage in 2020.

He joined ESPN in May 1993 and has hosted ESPN’s studio coverage of the MLB playoffs and World Series since 1995.

Since 2006, Ravech has provided commentary for ESPN and ABC coverage of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. In 2011, he added the Little League World Series Championship games and the College World Series to his yearly schedule. During the winter, Ravech is a play-by-play commentator on ESPN’s college basketball telecasts and has called the SEC basketball tournament since 2017.

Ravech has also anchored ESPN’s college basketball studio wraps operation. Additionally, in the fall of 2000, Ravech followed Tiger Woods’ quest for the Grand Slam while hosting ESPN’s golf coverage at Pebble Beach, St. Andrews and Valhalla.

In November of 1998, Ravech was playing a pickup game of basketball with friends from ESPN when he noticed a sharp pain in his chest. After receiving medical attention, the doctor informed Karl he had experienced a heart attack at the age of 33.

“That experience was a wake-up call,” said Ravech. “Now, through exercise and proper diet, my heart is as strong as a professional athlete. I run every day. Who knows why these things happen, but it changed me for the better.”

Prior to joining the network, Ravech served as the weekend sports anchor/reporter at WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, Pa. (1990-93). His assignments included the 1992 Senior U.S. Open golf tournament, Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals’ Double-A affiliate), and MLB spring training. He was nominated for a local Sports Emmy in 1990 and 1991.

From 1987 to 1990, Ravech was employed by WBNG-TV, in Binghamton, N.Y., as a sports anchor/reporter with assignments including the 1988 U.S. Open golf tournament.

Ravech served as the sports director at NewsCenter 7 in Ithaca, N.Y., and as a freelance sports producer for WCVB-TV in Boston (1986-87), while attending college.

Ravech received his Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Ithaca College in 1987. He received his master’s degree in management and leadership in 1990, from SUNY at Binghamton.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Karl Ravech

    Speaking fees for Karl Ravech, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Karl Ravech are under $10,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Karl Ravech, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Karl Ravech speak about?

    Karl Ravech is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Baseball, Broadcasters, Broadcasting, Culture, Entertainment, Journalism, Sports, Writers and Journalists.
  • Where does Karl Ravech travel from?

    Karl Ravech generally travels from Bristol, CT, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Karl Ravech’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Karl Ravech for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Karl Ravech for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Karl Ravech or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Karl Ravech Biography

Veteran ESPN commentator Karl Ravech is the primary host of ESPN’s MLB studio and pre-game show, Baseball Tonight and has been a regular part of the Monday Night Baseball team since the 2016 season. He has also been the voice of ESPN’s Home Run Derby telecast since 2017.

Ravech serves as a play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s KBO League coverage in 2020.

He joined ESPN in May 1993 and has hosted ESPN’s studio coverage of the MLB playoffs and World Series since 1995.

Since 2006, Ravech has provided commentary for ESPN and ABC coverage of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. In 2011, he added the Little League World Series Championship games and the College World Series to his yearly schedule. During the winter, Ravech is a play-by-play commentator on ESPN’s college basketball telecasts and has called the SEC basketball tournament since 2017.

Ravech has also anchored ESPN’s college basketball studio wraps operation. Additionally, in the fall of 2000, Ravech followed Tiger Woods’ quest for the Grand Slam while hosting ESPN’s golf coverage at Pebble Beach, St. Andrews and Valhalla.

In November of 1998, Ravech was playing a pickup game of basketball with friends from ESPN when he noticed a sharp pain in his chest. After receiving medical attention, the doctor informed Karl he had experienced a heart attack at the age of 33.

“That experience was a wake-up call,” said Ravech. “Now, through exercise and proper diet, my heart is as strong as a professional athlete. I run every day. Who knows why these things happen, but it changed me for the better.”

Prior to joining the network, Ravech served as the weekend sports anchor/reporter at WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, Pa. (1990-93). His assignments included the 1992 Senior U.S. Open golf tournament, Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals’ Double-A affiliate), and MLB spring training. He was nominated for a local Sports Emmy in 1990 and 1991.

From 1987 to 1990, Ravech was employed by WBNG-TV, in Binghamton, N.Y., as a sports anchor/reporter with assignments including the 1988 U.S. Open golf tournament.

Ravech served as the sports director at NewsCenter 7 in Ithaca, N.Y., and as a freelance sports producer for WCVB-TV in Boston (1986-87), while attending college.

Ravech received his Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Ithaca College in 1987. He received his master’s degree in management and leadership in 1990, from SUNY at Binghamton.

FAQs on booking Karl Ravech

  • How do I book Karl Ravech to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Karl Ravech for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Karl Ravech, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Karl Ravech or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Karl Ravech

    Speaking fees for Karl Ravech, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Karl Ravech are under $10,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Karl Ravech, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Karl Ravech speak about?

    Karl Ravech is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Baseball, Broadcasters, Broadcasting, Culture, Entertainment, Journalism, Sports, Writers and Journalists.
  • Where does Karl Ravech travel from?

    Karl Ravech generally travels from Bristol, CT, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Karl Ravech’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Karl Ravech for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Karl Ravech for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Karl Ravech or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Karl Ravech is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Karl Ravech for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Karl Ravech generally travels from Bristol, CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bob Costas, Adam Housley, Sebastian Salazar, Antonio Pierce and Gary Belsky. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Karl Ravech for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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