Fever Broadcasters


CHRIS DENARI | RADIO AND TELEVISION PLAY-BY-PLAY

Chris Denari enters his 13th season as the Fever’s radio and television playby- play announcer after being named the Voice of the Fever on April 28, 2000. He has called the action in virtually every game in Fever history.

Involved in broadcasting sports in Indianapolis for 28 years, Denari was named the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association 2004 Broadcaster of the Year.

Denari also serves as the television play-by-play announcer for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, which he has done for the past six seasons. He most recently was the Sports Director at WXIN-TV Fox 59 in Indianapolis. With his move to Pacers’ TV, he ended his 17-year association as the radio play-by-play voice of Butler University basketball. He called five of Butler’s recent NCAA Tournament appearances, including the Bulldogs’ first trip to the Sweet Sixteen in 2003.

He is a member of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network and has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts Radio Network. He also previously worked for Pacers’ TV as a locker room reporter and was the television play-by-play voice for the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s state championship events.

A 1979 graduate of Westfield (Ind.) High School, he played basketball for his father, Bob. He graduated from Wabash College in 1983, and was a member of the Little Giants’ 1982 NCAA Division III National Championship basketball team. Denari also serves on the board of directors for Special Olympics Indiana and as a spokesman for the Hamilton County Humane Society. He was recently named to the inaugural class of the Westfield High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Denari and his wife, Terry, live in Carmel, Ind., with their sons Evan, Wilson and Max.


DEBBIE ANTONELLI | TELEVISION ANALYST

Debbie Antonelli is in her 11th season with the Fever broadcast team after spending four seasons as a Charlotte Sting broadcaster. She joins play-by-play announcer Chris Denari as the color analyst for each of the team's local television broadcasts.

Antonelli worked as an NBA analyst for select Charlotte Bobcats games last season, and she formerly covered WNBA games for three seasons on the Oxygen Network.

Antonelli's television resume includes: lead television analyst for the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big XII Conference, Southeastern Conference and CBS College Sports’ coverage of women's basketball. Beginning in 2007-08, she teamed with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and broadcast partner Beth Mowins to produce a 30-minute weekly podcast called “Shootaround with Beth and Debbie,” dedicated to women’s college basketball.

Antonelli has worked NCAA tournament games for ESPN and has worked as the radio analyst for the national syndication of the CBS/NCAA Radio Network for the past 16 NCAA Women's Final Fours. She worked as a sideline reporter for CBS Sports during the 2000 Men's NCAA Tournament, and for the past 10 years, she has been a part of CBS Sports’ women’s basketball tripleheader coverage each January.

Before joining the broadcast team in Charlotte, Antonelli served as a FOX Sports Net national television analyst during the American Basketball League's first three seasons and was the analyst for the ABL’s Columbus Quest regional television package.

Prior to her broadcasting career, Antonelli spent four years as the Director of Marketing for the University of Kentucky, and four more in a similar capacity at Ohio State University. She spent five years as the television analyst for the Ohio State women's basketball team and prior to that, she spent three years as the TV analyst for the Dayton Flyers men's basketball team.

Antonelli was a three-year starter at guard for North Carolina State where she helped guide the Wolfpack to four NCAA tournament appearances and two Sweet 16 appearances. The Cary, N.C., native graduated with a double major in business management and economics. She went on to earn her master's degree in sports administration from Ohio University, where she also served as the graduate assistant women's basketball coach.

Antonelli, her husband, Frank and their three sons, Joey, Frankie and Patrick reside in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.


KEVIN LEE | RADIO PLAY-BY-PLAY

Kevin Lee is in his 13th season covering the Fever and his 17th season as the host of the Pacers radio network where he handles pregame, halftime and postgame shows.

In addition to handling radio play-byplay duties during all Fever TV games, he is the sideline reporter for the Indianapolis Colts radio network, and a pit reporter for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network and Versus, covering the IndyCar Series and Indy Lights. Lee also hosts a weekly racing show on 1070 The Fan.

Lee has called play-by-play for the Indiana High School Athletic Association Radio Network and has served as a television and radio announcer for Ball State University sports.