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Meyers replaces Sunderland in Lakerland

6/16/2005 - Los Angeles Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Longtime broadcaster Joel Meyers, the
play-by-play radio voice of the Los Angeles Lakers the past two
seasons, is moving to television.
Meyers will handle the team's play-by-play duties on Fox Sports
and KCAL-TV, working with longtime color analyst Stu Lantz.
The 50-year-old Meyers replaces Paul Sunderland, who was let go
after last season. Sunderland succeeded Chick Hearn when the
longtime voice of the team died nearly three years ago at age 85.
"It's an honor to work for the Lakers, whether it be radio or
TV," Meyers said Thursday. "I'm very fortunate to be in the
position I'm in."
Meyers was the radio play-by-play voice for the San Antonio
Spurs for four seasons before being hired by the Lakers. A native
of St. Louis, he has more than 20 years of broadcasting experience,
working for NBC, Fox Sports, ESPN and Westwood One. He has covered
the NFL, Olympics and golf as well as college basketball.