In 40 years as a play-by-play announcer, host, reporter, writer and anchor, Bob Carpenter has been one of the nation’s busiest sportscasters, from local radio and TV, to regional sports, to the national stage on USA Network and ESPN. He has called thousands of sporting events in more than a dozen sports at every level.
Carpenter is in his 11th year as TV voice of the Washington Nationals and his 33rd season as a major league baseball announcer, including stops in the TV booths of the St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, New York Mets and Minnesota Twins. For the last 14 years he has been the TV voice of University of Oklahoma basketball, and for 4 years the same role with Oral Roberts U.
Bob has won 2 Emmys for Cardinals baseball, and was nominated for 4 others in St. Louis, New York and Washington. In 18 years with ESPN, he was a mainstay of their college basketball, football and major league baseball coverage. He has announced numerous NCAA Tournaments and Bowl Games.
Bob’s work with USA in the ‘80s included hosting the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and Masters Golf, as well as numerous PGA Tour events.
In Tulsa, Carpenter has broadcast Tulsa Oilers baseball, Tulsa Roughnecks soccer, KTUL-TV Channel 8, KRAV-FM 96, 97.1 The Sports Animal and currently 107.7 The Franchise.
Bob has been Master of Ceremonies for such prestigious events as the Warren Spahn Awards, Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Gala and the Albert Pujols Family Foundation. Bob frequently shares his personal message of hope to faith-based groups and men’s conferences.
His broadcasting travels have taken him to 48 states, Canada and Japan, but he has called Tulsa home for 40 years. Bob and his wife Debbie have been married 36 years and have 2 daughters, Katie and Allison. For the past 8 years, the Carpenters have hosted the Operation Hope Charity Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook Country Club, a unique event that brings to Tulsa major league baseball players, coaches and managers and other celebrities from various sports with all proceeds going to charity. Bob has lent his voice and talent to numerous charities on the local, statewide, regional and national levels. The Carpenters are longtime active members of Asbury United Methodist Church.