SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- ROOT Sports, which broadcasts the Rockies games for television, announced Thursday that two on-air personalities will join the broadcast team for the 2012 season.
Joel Klatt, a former three-sport athlete at Pomona High School in Arvada, Colo., and a University of Colorado quarterback, will be featured as an on-air host of the Rockies pregame and Toyota postgame shows. Jenny Cavnar, who previously worked for San Diego Padres broadcasts, will be the in-game reporter and also host during the season.
The two will also contribute to Rockies ancillary programs, such as Rockies Weekly with Jim Tracy and Rockies All Access.
"We are very pleased to announce the addition of two outstanding talents with local ties to our ROOT Sports telecasts," ROOT Sports general manager and senior vice president Tim Griggs said in a release. "Joel Klatt and Jenny Cavnar grew up in Colorado, and we are excited that they will have opportunity to cover their hometown team. They both have a very strong baseball background that will offer unparalleled insight for fans of the Colorado Rockies."
Klatt spent three seasons playing Minor League ball in the Padres organization from 2000-02. He attended Colorado following his baseball career and set 44 school records at quarterback.
"I could not be more excited about working with the ROOT Sports team this season," Klatt said in a release. "My professional career started in baseball, and now I look forward to bringing those experiences to the fans of Rockies baseball. To find a career I love, that allows me to be involved in the city where I grew up, makes this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
Cavnar, born and raised in Aurora, Colo., is a graduate of Colorado State University and has spent the past five years working in San Diego and Los Angeles, contributing to ESPN, CBS College Sports and FOX Sports West.
"I grew up around baseball, and I am thrilled to be coming back to Colorado," Cavnar said in the release. "I've covered the Padres and NL West for the last five years, so I'm familiar with the division and looking forward to covering my hometown team with the ROOT Sports group."