Television Play-By-Play Broadcaster
Experienced broadcaster Randy Hahn provides Bay Area hockey fans with all the play-by-play action for Sharks games on Comcast SportsNet California. Hahn, who enters his 20th full season with the club, served in the same capacity on selected telecasts during San Jose’s first two seasons (1991-93).
Hahn, who called his 1,000th National Hockey League game on Dec. 5, 2009 against Calgary, has captured five Northern California Emmy Award in the “On Camera Talent-Play by Play” category.
Hahn and broadcast partner Drew Remenda were featured as the primary play-by-play and color voices on the hockey video game, NHL 2K11.
Hahn has more than 30 years of sports broadcast experience, including a unique first assignment when he was just 16 years old – calling the “paw-by-paw” action of a dog sled race in the Yukon Territory in 1974. He continues to be a versatile broadcaster, having done play-by-play on television and radio, anchoring radio sports shows and serving as television studio host for various sports programs. Hahn became the interim co-host of San Francisco CBS-5’s “Evening Magazine” in February 2005, working alongside popular Bay Area personality Malou Nubla.
A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Hahn’s other hockey broadcast experience came as studio host of Los Angeles Kings games on the Prime Ticket cable network before joining the Sharks. Early in his career, he was on the radio broadcast team of both the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers, in addition to performing various broadcast roles in those cities.
Hahn is also an experienced soccer announcer. He called matches on ABC and ESPN during the 1994 World Cup. From 1982-92, he was the play-by-play voice of the North American and Major Indoor Soccer League’s San Diego Sockers. Hahn also announced the 1990 World Cup, the 1991 Women’s World Cup and has called the action for USA National Team soccer games on SportsChannel and for Major League Soccer’s Kansas City Wizards.
From 1991-94, Hahn was a studio anchor for SportsChannel Chicago’s nightly highlight show and worked on broadcasts for collegiate basketball, baseball, volleyball and gymnastics. Hahn has been a play-by-play broadcaster for Arena Football League games on FSN.
In 1990, Hahn lived in San Jose and was instrumental in helping bring the NHL to this area, serving as vice president of Pro Hockey San Jose – a grassroots, non-profit corporation formed for the purpose of attracting an NHL franchise to the new multi-purpose venue being built in downtown San Jose.
Hahn is actively involved in charity work in the Bay Area, especially with The Role Model Program in San Jose, The San Francisco Bay Area Council Boy Scouts and the Providing Autism Research (PAR for Kids) Foundation.
Hahn’s wife, Roberta Gonzales, CBS-5’s evening news weathercaster, is an Emmy Award winner herself and has been awarded the Associated Press Television-Radio Award for “Best Weather Segment” nine times. She’s a former weathercaster at KNTV in San Jose and was honored as 1990 Woman of the Year in the field of communications by the San Jose Mercury News for her contributions to the South Bay.