Five-time Emmy Award-winner Charley Steiner enters his 11th season as a play-by-play announcer for the Dodgers. Before joining the Dodgers, Steiner broadcast three years for the New York Yankees. In 2013, Steiner entered the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago becoming only the 17th sportscaster to receive this prestigious honor.
Prior to his seasons with the Yankees, Steiner spent 14 years at ESPN, where his responsibilities ranged from anchoring SportsCenter to working play-by-play for Major League Baseball on ESPN Radio and Television. He was also the play-by-play voice for ESPN 2’s Saturday Primetime football. He served as SportsCenter’s primary boxing reporter/analyst and also contributed to the Emmy and CableACE Award-winning Outside the Line series. His nationally-acclaimed coverage of the Mike Tyson trial in Indianapolis earned him a Clarion award.
In December 2010, Steiner delivered the commencement address at his alma mater Bradley University’s mid-year commencement and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the university. Steiner graduated from Bradley in 1971. He was inducted into Bradley University’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. He is also a member of Bradley’s Centurion Society, which recognizes university alumni who have brought national and international credit to the school. In 1991 Steiner received Bradley’s Lydia Moss Bradley Award, which honors those who have given outstanding service to the school. In 2012 he was the keynote speaker at Bradley’s Fifth Summit on Communication and Sport.
Steiner established the Charles H. Steiner Endowed Scholarship, an award given annually to Bradley broadcasting majors.
He began his professional broadcasting career in 1969 at WIRL Radio in Peoria, Illinois, as a newscaster. After a nine-month stint at KSTT Radio in Davenport, Iowa, Steiner moved to Connecticut, where he served as News Director at WAVZ radio in New Haven and, later, at WPOP radio in Hartford.
After a year and half in Cleveland working at WERE radio and WKYC television as a sportscaster, Steiner moved home to New York, where for the next seven years, he was the morning sportscaster on WOR radio, while serving as sports director for the RKO Radio Network.
In addition, Steiner called the play-by-play for the USFL New Jersey Generals and, later, for the New York Jets on WABC radio. He won the UPI Best Radio Sportscaster award for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in 1981, 1983 and 1985, and the New York State Broadcasters Award for best radio play-by-play in 1983, 1984 and 1987 before joining ESPN. He spent five years calling the action for the Harvard-Yale football game each fall.
Steiner resides in Los Angeles and is originally from New York.