Todd Harry Kalas (born December 31, 1965) is an American sportscaster who has been working for the Houston Astros as a television play-by-play announcer since 2017.
Kalas joined the Rays’ announcing staff for their first season in 1998 and stayed with them until 2016.
Kalas worked as a pregame and postgame host, in-game reporter, and color commentator for Fox Sports Florida and Sun Sports, among other networks.
On the Rays’ television and radio networks, Kalas also filled in for play-by-play.
Beginning with the 2017 season, Kalas was recruited as the television play-by-play announcer for the Houston Astros on AT&T SportsNet Southwest.
The Astros announced on September 29, 2019, that Kalas’ contract, as well as that of his TV broadcasting sidekick, color-man Geoff Blum, had been extended through the end of the 2021 season.
Todd Kalas works as a play-by-play announcer for college football, basketball, and baseball for Cox Sports Television in Louisiana during the offseason.
He works as a basketball radio broadcaster for the University of South Florida. He’s also the Tampa Bay Lightning’s pregame host.
Where is Todd Kalas Now?
On December 22, 2016, Kalas was recruited by AT&T SportsNet Southwest as the Houston Astros’ television play-by-play announcer for the 2017 season.
The Astros announced on September 29th, 2019, that they have extended Kalas’ and color-man Geoff Blum’s contracts through the conclusion of the 2021 season.
Did Todd Kalas Play Baseball?
Yes, After his father Harry died, Todd and his brothers Brad and Kane threw out the first pitch at the inaugural home game in Philadelphia four days later.
During the game, Todd’s ball was tossed to former Phillies’ third baseman Mike Schmidt, who, like Todd’s father, is in the Philadelphia Baseball Hall of Fame.