Bob Socci: Play-by-Play
If you’re not truly a Boston play-by-play broadcaster until you’ve called a championship, then Bob Socci earned his stripes last February, as he described the Patriots’ thrilling Super Bowl win in Arizona. He returns to the booth for his third season as play-by-play voice of the Patriots Radio Network. Bob’s play calling has won rave reviews, and his enthusiasm and accuracy have continued a tradition of excellence established by the legendary Gil Santos. Before joining the Patriots, Bob served as the voice of the Naval Academy Midshipmen for 16 years. The Milton, MA native has also been the lead voice of Patriot League college basketball for CBS Sports Network, and has called Triple A baseball for the last decade, most recently as voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Scott Zolak: Action Analyst
He spent eight seasons in a Patriots uniform, and now Scott Zolak returns for a fourth season as action analyst on the Network. The former quarterback served a season on the sidelines as an on-field reporter in 2011, and prior to that was a member of our pre and postgame panel for six seasons. He hosts the midday Zolak and Bertrand Show on the flagship 98.5 The Sports Hub; he also co-hosts WBZ-TV’s Patriots All Access and TV38’s Patriots This Week. He’s served as an analyst on Channel 4’s Patriots Gameday and Patriots Fifth Quarter for the last 14 seasons. Zo’s been a frequent guest on Comcast Sportsnet New England, and he’s shown his skill in the television booth as an action analyst on college football telecasts for CSTV.
Marc Bertrand: Pre and Postgame Host
Marc Bertrand joins the Network as host of Patriots Preview. The co-host of the Sports Hub’s midday show, Bertrand has helmed the “Patriots Pregame Social” on Patriots.com for the past 2 seasons. A UMass grad, he won Associated Press awards for both his play-by-play and talk shows covering the Minutemen. Marc is also a frequent contributor to Comcast Sportsnet New England. He’ll guide the ship on Patriots Postgame for three hours after every game as well, breaking down the game, airing postgame press conferences and giving the fans a chance to react.
Chris Gasper: Pregame Co-Host
Boston Globe and Boston.com columnist Chris Gasper is back for his eighth season on Patriots Preview, now as a full-fledged co-host. Gasper first covered the Patriots for the Globe in 2003 and followed the team on a full-time basis from 2006 til mid-2009, before being promoted to online columnist in 2010. In his current columnist role, the Lynn, MA native provides insight and analysis of and opinion on the Patriots, as well the other Boston sports teams on Boston.com and in the Globe. Gasper is also a 98.5 The Sports Hub weekend co-host on the Gasper & Murray show on Saturdays mornings.
Bert Breer: Pregame Contributor
NFL Network correspondent Bert Breer brings a national perspective to Patriots Pregame. Before accepting his current position in 2010, Bert was the national football writer for the Boston Globe, where he worked since October 2009. He’s also reported on the Patriots for the Metrowest Daily News, the Cowboys for the Dallas Morning News, and served as national football correspondent for The Sporting News.
Scott Gramling: Fantasy Football Expert
A 20-year veteran of the fantasy sports industry, Scott Gramling was the 1995 launch editor of Major League Baseball Yearbook & Fantasy Guide, and of Fantasy League Football, both of which publish under his editorial leadership today. The stable of fantasy sports publications for which Gramling serves as Editor-in-Chief has since grown to include a second annual football title, Fantasy Football Draft Guide, as well as Pro Basketball Preview & Fantasy Guide. A fifth title, Pro Football Draft Guide, launched in 2007 and quickly established itself as a go-to source for NFL Draft coverage. August 2014 saw the debut of Fantasy Football Radio, a production of CBS Radio, which Gramling hosts daily at fantasyfootballradio.com.