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SACRAMENTO MONARCHS BROADCASTING TEAM

KRISTA BLUNK
Color Analyst


Blunk
Krista Blunk returns for her 13th season as the color analyst for the Monarchs broadcasts. Her first season with the Monarchs was in 1997, which also marks the first WNBA season. Since joining the Monarchs 13 seasons ago, Blunk has Co-Hosted “Monarchs Talk” on Sports 1140 AM KHTK and has been a WNBA Playoffs analyst for both NBA TV and Oxygen.

In addition to working with the Monarchs, Blunk was a sideline reporter in the Fall of 2007 with Versus, covering NCAA football. She also contracted with ESPN, doing play-by-play and color analysis for NCAA volleyball and men’s and women’s NCAA basketball.

Blunk has spent the last ten seasons as an analyst and reporter for the women’s NCAA basketball Tournament with ESPN, Westwood One and NCAA Productions. She has also worked as an analyst and play-by-play announcer with ESPN, Fox Sports Net, Comcast SportsNet, the Mountain West Conference and CSTV, for men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer and softball regular season and NCAA Tournament coverage. Additionally, during the 2006-07 season, she was an analyst for the Kings House Party Live on Comcast SportsNet.

Blunk got her start in California as the radio and television analyst for the San Jose Lasers of the American Basketball League (1997-99) and as the television analyst for the Stanford Women’s Basketball team (1997-99). Before moving to California, she anchored at the Evansville, Indiana, FOX Affiliate in 1996 and produced and broadcasted for local stations WEVV-TSN (Fox affiliate) and WFIE-TV (NBC affiliate).

Blunk graduated with honors in telecommunications/public relations in 1993 at the University of Evansville where she was a four-year starter on the basketball team. As a senior, she was named the NCAA “Sportswoman of the Year” for her athletic and academic achievements. Blunk also played professionally for two seasons with the Kentucky Marauders of the Women’s Basketball Association (1996) and in Australia (1994-95). In 2004, Blunk, a three-sport athlete and four-year letter winner at Tell City High School, was inducted into the Tell City High School Hall of Fame.




JASON ROSS
Play-By-Play Announcer


Ross
Jason Ross returns for his eighth season as the Monarchs pre-game, halftime and post-game host. He has been a member of the Maloof Sports & Entertainment team in a variety of capacities since 1994. Ross works as the pre-game, halftime, and post-game host for the Sacramento Kings radio network, as well. This year, for the seventh consecutive year, he will serve as fill-in play-by-play voice for the Monarchs games on the radio.

Ross currently serves as the sports director for Sports 1140 KHTK AM which is the flagship station for both the Kings and the Monarchs. Additionally, he is the play-by-play voice of Sacramento State Football and has held that position since 1997. Ross’ résumé also includes a year of play-by-play for the San Francisco Demons during the only season of the XFL.

A native of Southern California, Ross graduated from UC Davis in 1994 with a degree in rhetoric communications. He currently resides in Sacramento with his wife, Alva, and their son, Jackson, who will celebrate his seventh birthday in August.







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