LOS ANGELES—Sportscaster Alex Faust has been appointed as the LA Kings’ new TV Play-by-Play Announcer, both the Kings organization and FOX Sports West disclosed on Thursday, June 1.
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Faust, 28, will be taking over for Bob Miller, who retired in April after serving 44 years as the team’s announcer. Faust will join Jim Fox, a Television Color Analyst, during Kings games that air on FOX Sports West. Radio sportscaster Nick Nickson and radio color commentator Daryl Evans (a former King) will return to the Kings’ radio booth for the 2017-2018 season.
Kings President Luc Robitaille shared that team is excited to bring Faust on board. Despite a number of “qualified” candidates, Robitaille stated, team leaders “kept coming back” to Faust, believing that he is best fit to take over for Miller. The Kings and Faust have agreed to a multi-year contract.
Faust has previously called hockey games on NBCSN, NESN and Westwood One Radio. He served as the AHL’s Utica Comets radio broadcaster from 2013-2015. With the Comets, he called the first game in franchise history. He was the “Inside the Glass” reporter for the AHL All-Star Game in 2015 and served as the announcer for the Comets in route to the Calder Cup Finals that year.
In addition to hockey, Faust has participated with ESPNU and Fox Sports as a college football and basketball play-by-play commentator as of 2015. He called this year’s NCAA Men’s Frozen Four, which was broadcasted on Westwood One.
Faust also served as the voice of men’s basketball at Northeastern University, his alma matter, and became youngest play-by-play announcer for an NCAA tournament game at age 26.
As a junior in 2011, Faust was presented with the Jim Nantz Award which is issued each year to the nation’s top collegiate sports broadcaster. He graduated from Northeastern in 2012 with a degree in political science and economics. Following his college graduation, Faust spent 4 years at an accounting firm as a Business Analyst and Consultant.
Faust will contribute to the Kings organization on a year-round basis and be consistently involved during business operations. He will work with the organization’s data intelligence departments in developing analytics and information that will be distributed through team telecasts. In addition, he will engage with the Kings digital media and community relations departments.
In the coming weeks, Faust and his fiancé will be relocating to Southern California from Avon, Connecticut.
“It is an incredible honor to join the Los Angeles Kings as their next play-by-play broadcaster. The Kings have set a standard for excellence on and off the ice and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve fans in this role. I can’t wait to work with Jim Fox and the entire FOX Sports West and Kings broadcast crew on the whole. With all that in mind, it is a true privilege to be following a legend like Bob Miller. Bob is still very much the Voice of the Kings, and his legacy goes well beyond the booth: he built a rapport with Kings fans not only on-the-air but away from the rink, helping grow the sport of hockey in Los Angeles through active involvement in the community. My goal is to bring the same class and professionalism to work each day, especially as I get to know Kings fans over the coming weeks, months and years,” Faust said in a statement.