Joe Tolleson

Joe Tolleson will serve as play-by-play announcer for soccer and also host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of Rio 2016 for Westwood One Sports.

Tolleson is an experienced and diverse broadcaster working in television and radio for SiriusXM, MSG Networks, ESPN International and NHL Radio. Tolleson has covered every Olympic Games since 2002 for Westwood One, announcing various sports including ice hockey, swimming, gymnastics, skiing, volleyball, bobsled, luge, Nordic events, soccer, speed skating and curling.

Tolleson has also served as a soccer play-by-play announcer for ESPN International covering the UEFA Champions League, CONCACAF Champions League, Serie A (Italy), La Liga (Spain), the Eredivisie (Holland) and World Cup qualifiers. He has also been the play-by-play announcer for numerous pay-per-view soccer events. During his career, Tolleson has been a hockey and soccer play-by-play announcer for MSG Network’s telecasts of the Hartford WolfPack (AHL), NY/NJ MetroStars and New York Red Bulls (MLS) and New York Power (WUSA).

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Rio 2016 Interview: Two-time medalist Conor Dwyer

11 August 2016 Comments are off for this post.
After winning a pair of medals in Rio, including a gold in the 800-meter freestyle relay alongside Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer stopped by our studios at the International Broadcast Center.
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10:  Gold medalists Allison Schmitt, Leah Smith, Maya Dirado and Katie Ledecky of the United States pose during the medal ceremony for the Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Rio 2016 Interviews: Schmitt and Adrian after winning medals

11 August 2016 Comments are off for this post.
It was another good night for the United States in the pool. The women’s 800-meter freestyle relay team captured gold and Nathan Adrian swam to a bronze medal in the 100-meter freestyle. After the action was done at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, our Patrick Kinas and Dara Torres spoke with…
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09:  Gold medalist Michael Phelps of the United States poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m Butterfly Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Rio 2016 Recap: Phelps and Ledecky are golden

10 August 2016 Comments are off for this post.
Michael Phelps won a pair of gold medals on Tuesday night, bringing him to 21 for his career, while Katie Ledecky added her second of the Rio Games as Team USA dominated at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. Patrick Kinas and 12-time Olympic medalist Dara Torres recap the action.
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