ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos and 9News on Monday announced that longtime Denver sports and news anchor Ron Zappolo will serve as the play-by-play announcer for all four of the club’s preseason contests, which will air on KTVD Channel 20. Former Broncos John Lynch (vs. Sea., 8/7; vs. Hou., 8/23; at Dal., 8/28) and Alfred Williams (at S.F., 8/17) are set to provide analysis with Zappolo in the booth as KUSA-TV anchor/reporter Rod Mackey joins the crew from the sidelines.
Zappolo, who has worked in the Denver market for more than three decades, was recently reunited with KUSA-TV as a weekend sports conversationalist for the station. He previously worked as a sports anchor for 9News and CBS 4 before becoming a news anchor for FOX 31.
Lynch, a Pro Bowler during each of his four years (2004-07) playing for the Broncos, will enter his seventh season as an analyst for FOX NFL broadcasts. He paired with Kevin Burkhardt for three of Denver’s preseason broadcasts in 2013 and also has experience working as a commentator for Tampa Bay’s preseason games.
Williams, who played for Denver from 1996-99 and was part of the club’s back-to-back Super Bowl teams in 1997 and ’98, provided commentary for two preseason broadcasts for 9News in 2011.
In addition to his work as an anchor/reporter for KUSA since 2000, Mackey has worked as a preseason sideline reporter with 9News Broncos broadcasts during the last three years.
The 2014 season will mark the fourth consecutive year 9News will serve as the Broncos’ official television partner and preseason network. In addition to airing preseason games, KUSA-TV works with the team to provide unique local programming such as Broncos Huddle, Broncos Tonight, Broncos Sideline Stories and Broncos Game Day Live.