Guest Blog: Telly Hughes
Hello Brewers Fans, I’m Telly Hughes and it’s an honor to join the FS Wisconsin Crew to cover the Crew!
After a season covering the Minnesota Twins, it’s good to get back into the National League.
Prior to Minnesota, I covered the St. Louis Cardinals (I know!) for two seasons.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with Brian and Bill on a hand full of occasions and I’m really looking forward to working with them on a full-time basis.
You will definitely get the chance to get to know me with FS Wisconsin slated to carry over 130 games. I will be a part of majority of those broadcasts.
Just a little about me and I’ll keep it brief. BA was absolutely correct when he said I’m a baseball guy. Played from Little League throughout college (Illinois State) and I truly have a love and passion for the game. I’ve been fortunate enough to even cover a World Series as a journalist.
So, to wrap things up, I’m really looking forward to being a part of Brewers baseball and I hope you all out there enjoy my presentation. Thanks again, and see you at Miller Park soon!
Official FSWisconsin Press Release
TELLY HUGHES JOINS FOX SPORTS WISCONSIN
FOX Sports Wisconsin announced today that Telly Hughes has joined the FOX Sports Wisconsin team as host and sideline reporter. Hughes will serve as an in-game reporter for Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks games, beginning with Brewers spring training coverage on March 31.
Hughes will team with current Brewers Live host Craig Coshun and analyst Davey Nelson to cover all of the station’s telecasts of Brewers baseball this season. FOX Sports Wisconsin will cover 136 Brewers games throughout the 2009 season.
“Telly was an outstanding athlete at Illinois State University who lives and understands the world of sports” said Jeff Byle, Executive Producer for FOX Sports Wisconsin. “Our programming will benefit from his broad range of experience and professionalism.”
Hughes comes to Milwaukee from Minneapolis where he’s worked as a reporter and host for FOX Sports North over the last year. He was responsible for the network’s pregame, sideline and postgame coverage of the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Wild. While at FOX Sports North, Hughes also hosted Wolves Weekly, The Tubby Smith Show and Our Heroes: A Black History Month Special, which earned him a regional Emmy Award.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Hughes earned his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University where he also played baseball. He began his broadcasting career in Macon, Georgia as a weekend sports reporter for WMAZ and also worked as a sports reporter for CBS affiliate, WHO in Des Moines and for KPLR in St. Louis.