Joey Liberatore

Joey Liberatore is a sports broadcaster from Gilbert, Arizona. He started his broadcasting career when he was 16-years-old giving daily sports updates on 90.7 & 92.7 FM The Pulse, which later transformed into 88.7 FM. On 88.7 FM The Pulse, Joey hosted an hour-long sports talk show every Sunday morning called The Sports Mafia. The young voice continued to become familiarized with the broadcast industry as he then interned with AZPreps365 giving weekly high school football updates on ESPN 620 AM and Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. After Joey's first year with AZPreps365 he returned for a second year and became a regular on-air, providing play-by-play & color commentating; most notably he called the 2015 Division III High School Football Championship Game on NBC 1060 Radio, as well as the Division I and Division II baseball and softball championship games in 2016.

Joey has also been a part of the Chicago Cubs Spring Training broadcast for the past two seasons as the Producer and Engineer for every game. During Spring Training, he also contributes to the pre-game show with different audio packages. Ultimately Joey's success at an early age led him into his first full-time play-by-play job as the voice of the Johnson City Cardinals baseball team; MiLB affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The 2016 season marked Joey's first full-time play-by-play gig. He broadcasted 73 Appalachian League games, the 73rd game saw the Johnson City Cardinals win their 4th championship in the past 7 seasons.

After completing year number one in professional baseball, Joey spent the 2017 season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Advanced-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, as the Broadcast and Media Relations assistant with the team. Currently, Joey is working with the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) in their broadcast department.

Joey has graduated from Perry High School and the East Valley Institute of Technology. Liberatore received several honors from EVIT where he received his certification in broadcasting. His accolades include the 'On the Road to Success Award' (2015) which is given to a student each year who is already working in their field of choice before they graduate high school. The other accolade that Joey received was the EVIT Superintendent's Student of the Year Award (2016).




" Joey Liberatore is an up-and-coming broadcaster who is mature well beyond his years. He is thorough, works hard and is a great teammate. The sky is the limit for him in sports broadcasting."
"I don't think I have been around someone as young as Joey who is advanced as he is in terms of broadcasting knowledge and skills. "

- Len Kasper TV Play-by-Play Voice of the Chicago Cubs

" Joey was the first and only high school student to be a part of the Chicago Cubs broadcast team, and he engineered the broadcast just as well as anybody else has ever engineered the show before."

-Mick Gillispie Tennessee Smokies Play-by-Play Voice

"There are so many positives to Joey Liberatore that I could go on for many more paragraphs. In the interest of your time, allow me to assure you Joey's attitude is excellent, his enthusiasm is infectious, his desire to succeed is unquestioned, his work ethic and preparedness is top notch, and his leadership skills are extraordinary for such a  young man. "

- Steve Grosz GM 88.7 FM The Pulse


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