Meet our 2021 Hope Gala Emcee: Craig Bolerjack

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Television Broadcaster /
Play-by-Play for the Utah Jazz

Now entering his 16th season, Craig Bolerjack became only the second announcer the Jazz have ever had when he signed on with the team in June 2005.  Besides his booming voice, he brings a national and diverse pedigree to Jazz broadcasts. In 2009, he was part of the Jazz broadcast team that was awarded an Emmy for the coverage of late Jazz owner Larry H. Miller’s life, which aired the day after his death when Utah hosted New Orleans on Feb. 21, 2009.

Bolerjack joined CBS in 1998 as a college football and NFL play-by-play announcer. Following a 13-year career as a lead play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports, Bolerjack served as the lead play-by-play announcer covering the Big 12 and Pac-12 for FOX Sports from 2011-15. Bolerjack co-hosted “The Big Show,” from 2001 to 2005 and is a now a “Jazz Insider” on 1280, joining various shows throughout the week for Jazz updates.

Before CBS, Bolerjack was at ESPN, where he was a college basketball and football play-by-play commentator. From 1985 through 1998, he served as a sports anchor for Salt Lake City’s NBC affiliate, KSL, winning Sportscaster of the Year honors in 1994.

Bolerjack graduated from Kansas State University in 1981 with a degree in broadcast journalism and marketing and currently serves on the Kansas State University Journalism and Mass Communications National Advisory Board. Bolerjack and his wife, Sharon, have three sons and live in Salt Lake City.

We are very excited to have Craig host our JDRF Mountain West Chapter Hope Gala: Celebrating Progress on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:00pm. You don’t want to miss it! Register today by texting ‘JDRF2021’ to 243-725 or visit