Adrian Garcia

Adrian Garcia Marquez is a San Diego native with a passion for his craft. Combine that with a strong work ethic and wealth of experience as a sports journalist, and you have what Hall Fame boxing promoter Bob Arum called, “One of the top young sportscasters in  America”. In less than 8 years, the 35 year old has been a play by play announcer, radio host, sports anchor, news anchor, narrator, and columnist, for some of the most respected media organizations in the world.

He is currently a play by play announcer and host for Fox Sports en Espanol, a commentator for the San Diego Chargers  Radio Network, and the blow by blow announcer for Top Rank Boxing on Azteca America.

At Fox he calls the ‘Major League Baseball Game of the Week’, the LCS, and World Series. He is the also the host of Fox Impacto NFL. Garcia is a rarity in this business, a talent that can announce games, anchor shows, write columns, and report fluently in Spanish as well as English. This bilingual talent put those attributes to work as he hosted and reported for 710ESPN Radio in Los Angeles as well as on LA Dodgers‘ broadcasts for FSN/PrimeTicket.

From the Fall of 2002 to the Summer of 2007, he was an anchor for Telemundo affiliate, KVEA in Los Angeles, starting out as their weekend sports anchor, and later promoted to morning news anchor.  He also hosted and anchored many highly rated shows like ‘Mundo Deportivo’, ‘El Show de Los Lakers’, ‘Dodgers en Domingo’, and the world famous ‘Rose Parade’ for KVEA’s sister station, KWHY Canal 22. On Canal 22, Adrian also called the action for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim games. In 2004, Garcia Marquez was named to the first ever Olympic broadcast team in Espanol for the United States as an announcer for baseball and basketball on Telemundo, for the Olympic games in Athens. Adrian also has an extensive background in radio as he has been the voice and commentator in Espanol of the Oakland A’s, Boston Red Sox, USC Football, Los Angeles Clippers, and the San Diego Chargers. He joined the Chargers radio broadcast team in 2008.

Garcia Marquez began his career as an ESPN Deportes announcer, reporter, and analyst. He did Wednesday and Sunday Night Baseball, Sunday and Monday Night Football, and NFL Primetime. He also hosted NFL Films en Espanol and NFL Blast. While at “Bristol University”, ESPN icon, Chris Berman, featured  Adrian’s talent and particular style in his ‘2 Minute Drill on Sportscenter’. Berman was not the only one to take notice. Univision/Telefutura hired him away to host the network’s sports show,  Contacto Deportivo,  where he added his unique style of sportscasting to the coverage of the World Cup in Japan/Korea 2002.

Adrian is a former college catcher and outfielder for San Diego City College and DeAnza College in Cupertino, CA. He also played ball in Mexico.

Most Memorable Sports Moment: The Chargers winning the Superbowl. What it hasn’t happened yet? Ok… the Padres winning the World Series…they haven’t? I know, Mexico winning the World Cup! tampoco? (Hasn’t happened either?) Then I don’t have a Most Memorable Sports Moment yet.

Favorite Athlete of All Time: Tony Gwynn – Los Padres de San Diego (MLB) (Bo Jackson and John Elway tied for 2nd)

Favorite Sports Quote: “Success isn’t something that just happens. Success is learned. Success is practiced. And then it is shared”-Sparky Anderson

Favorite Quote: “What lies behind us and what lies before us, are small matters compared to what lies within us”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do or do not, there is no try”-Yoda

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