Major League Fishing today announced its five-person MLF NOW! talent lineup that will be calling the action during the program’s five hours of live-streaming broadcast on each competition day of the new MLF Bass Pro Tour that kicks off Jan. 29 in Kissimmee, Fla.
For the play-by-play coverage, MLF veteran announcer Marty Stone will team with former pro angler JT Kenney, outdoors communicator Rob Newell, college sports announcer Chad McKee and social media personality Natalie Dillon.
"I really like the dynamics of this group we’ve assembled," said Randy White, MLF vice president for broadcast production. "We wanted people who had different strengths and perspectives, and to that effect, we have a great mix of personalities and knowledge with Marty, JT, Rob, Chad, and Natalie. With each of them having their own style, it will no doubt add to the entire on-the-water viewing experience for our live stream audience."
Stone is a color analyst for General Tire Major League Fishing Cup events that air on the Outdoor Channel and CBS Sports, and has been since the television show’s debut in 2011. During his previous pro angling career, he garnered two wins among 20 Top 10s in B.A.S.S. and FLW events.
Kenney is a former MLF Select pro who earned 45 Top 10 finishes and more than $1.5 million throughout a 17-year career along the FLW tournament trail. He elected to join the MLF NOW! team instead of competing in the Bass Pro Tour series.
McKee is a veteran college basketball and football announcer for ESPNU, where he also hosted the network’s "This Week in the Big 12" studio show. He additionally hosts football programming on the University of Oklahoma’s Sooner Sports TV.
Newell is an outdoors communicator whose articles and photos have appeared in FLW and Bassmaster media outlets for years, and he was a regular on FLW Live. He’s also covered MLF events since the beginning and therefore has one of the most thorough understandings of the league’s format, rules, anglers and tournament-fishing strategies.
Dillon is a social media personality with a following for her "Nattie Up North" postings on YouTube and Instagram. She developed her passion for fishing and the outdoors at an early age in her home state of Minnesota.
Read more about the MLF NOW! talent: http://www.majorleaguefishing.com/article/major-league-fishing-reveals-on-air-talent-for-mlf-now!-live-stream-of-the-bass-pro-tour/21270
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