Categories: Business

Jake Zivin

written by Bronte Dod | photos by Craig Mitchelldyer


Jake Zivin may have the best seat in the house at Providence Park. He’s the play-by-play announcer for Oregon’s Major League Soccer team, the Portland Timbers. If he doesn’t have the best seat in the house, he certainly has the best memory. Zivin can immediately recall facts and figures for every player on the field, no matter the team.

With a background in journalism, Zivin, 30, balances his genuine reactions to the game with being factual and objective about both teams on the field. Zivin weaves the game’s story for the radio audience, describing action and providing interesting facts about the game.

Portland Timbers radio and TV play-by-play announcer Jake Zivin poses before a match against the Houston Dynamo on June 26, 2016.

Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Zivin hides his Chicago accent for the two-and-a-half hours he’s on the air during game day.

“There are plenty of MLS teams that don’t have this,” Zivin said, referring to the intense fandom that the Timbers has inspired. “To be able to come and call a game in this stadium, with this fan base, is such a privilege.”

Share
Published by
admin

Recent Posts

Truffle Festival Food is Love Giveaway

Truffle Festival's Food is Love! Culinary Experience Win Two Tickets to the culinary experience of a lifetime. (Value $280) Oregon…

2 weeks ago

Behind the Craft Malt Scene in Madras

Click and listen to Beerlandia!

4 weeks ago

The Pendleton Blanket Giveaway

*A winner has been selected for this category* Congratulations to Nichoel H. in Salem!

2 months ago

1859 Gift Giveaway for the Man’s Man and Gal’s Gal

*A winner has been selected for this category* Congratulations to Ashley J. in Bend!

2 months ago

Cascade Brewing and the Birth of the PNW Sour

Once upon a time, North West IPAs gained momentum and took over as the dominant beer style. Meanwhile, one brewery…

2 months ago

Smith Goggles Giveaway

  *A winner has been selected for this category* Congratulations to Michelle K. in Bend!

2 months ago