You know him as one of the voices of the Milwaukee Brewers, and fortunately for fans, Brian Anderson of Hartland extended his announcing contract with the Brewers and Turner Sports this year.
Originally from Texas, Anderson grew up in a small town outside Austin, which also happens to be the hometown of Mason Crosby. However, for the past 10 years, he has called Wisconsin home.
Anderson worked hard to rise through the ranks to become a play-by-play announcer for some of the biggest sporting events in the country. His experience covering sports then announcing for minor league baseball in Texas morphed into play-by-play announcing for not only the Brewers but also for the NBA on TNT and the NCAA during March Madness. Before Anderson worked for the Brewers in 2007, he was a play-by-play announcer at The Golf channel.
So what does Anderson enjoy when he’s not giving us the play-by-play? Let’s find out.
Family. With such a busy schedule, time with my wife Michele and daughter Maddy can be limited, especially during the summer. So, sharing a life with them in Lake Country is truly cherished. Our family recently grew over Christmas with the addition of our pet Shih-poo (a shih tzu and poodle mix), Chestnut, whom we got at Lake Country Pets.
Faith. I’m a big fan of any sermon given by Greg Marshall at Elmbrook Church Lake Country. My faith is the foundation of my life, and the backbone for everything I do, every decision I make and every move I make. My faith is very important to me.
Mexican food. With my Texas upbringing, finding proper Mexican/TexMex food in Wisconsin was one my biggest concerns when we moved here. Luckily, we found Mazatlan in Delafield where we can get a taste of home here in Wisconsin. We’re fans of many other local restaurants, too.
Career/sporting events. I always had it in my mind that I wanted to be involved in sports. I just love being at the arena and with the crowds. Though not every play is for the books, every now-and-then I’ve been able to call some great historical moments like when Ryan Braun hit his grand slam in 2008, and announcing when the Brewers made it to the playoffs. My goal was always to turn something I love to do into a career, and I’m fortunate to have been able to do just that. Had I not been able to make a career in sports, I’d still be involved in it, even for free.
Golf. I’m a member at the Legends Club. Though I don’t get to play as much as I’d like, it’s a sport I still like to practice at. This time of year I use the simulators, but my favorite thing to do after a game day is to come home and play a quick nine holes during the twilight hours. I’m very fortunate to have so many great golf courses available in the area. They’re all really great.