Broadcast Team

Raycom’s Broadcast team for 2017 AHSAA Super 7 Telecast in December
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Gary Harris (Play-by-play)

Gary Harris is WVUA’s Sports Director and joined the station in 1998 when it went on the air as NewsChannel 49. Gary has over 30 years of television experience having started his career at WHMA-TV in Anniston, Alabama in 1982. Gary is also the co-host along with Rodney Orr of Tider Insider TV.

 

Gary has won more than 20 Associated Press Broadcast Awards including Best Sportscaster in Mississippi and five consecutive Alabama Best Sportscaster Awards.

 

Having done radio and television Gary has called play-by-play for live and delayed telecasts of Alabama football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball and gymnastics. His experience also includes radio play-by-play for high school football and junior college baseball and basketball.

 

Gary is a native of Miami, Florida although he also lived in Michigan, Texas and Alabama while growing up. Gary graduated from Cleburne County High School in Heflin, Alabama and attended Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. Gary currently resides in Northport.

 

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Tyler Watts (Color)

Tyler Watts was a four-year starter at Pelham High School from 1994-1997.  His high school career earned him many honors such as being named Gatorade Player of the Year, Alabama Sports Writer Association’s 6A Player of the Year, The Birmingham News’ and Tuscaloosa News’ #1 High School Prospect in Alabama, and selection to Parade Magazine’s All-American Team.

Tyler’s success continued at the University of Alabama from 1998-2002 where he received multiple awards both on and off the field.  He was an Academic All-SEC four times (1999-2002), and holds the honor of being named permanent team captain twice while playing for the Crimson Tide, 2001 and 2002.

For the past 10 years Tyler has been the color commentator on Friday Night Lights- a regional High School Football broadcast.  He serves as a sports analyst for the Crimson Tide Sports Network’s pre-game radio segment and post-game call in show.  Tyler is also a moderator and participant in the FanFare events at the SEC Championship game in Atlanta each year.

Tyler currently owns a Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services Agency in Vestavia Hills, Al.

 

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Graham Dunn (Play-by-play)

Graham Dunn’s career began working as radio co-hosting on Montgomery’s WMSP SportsRadio 740. He later spent five years as the sports editor of the Montgomery Independent later staff writer for the Montgomery Advertiser.

Graham’s work in television started with CSS Cable and most recently, he earned play-by-play duties, first with Raycom and then the AHSAA (NFHS) Network through Play-On-Sports working championships events plus Alabama All-Star Sports Week and the North-South Football game. He has done play-by-play duties with several local colleges including Auburn University Montgomery, Tuskegee University and Huntingdon College.

Graham is a writer for specialty publications like the (NCAA Division II) Championship Daily, many of his publication have won awards from the Alabama Press Association, annual River Region Football Guide each fall, which highlights school teams in central Alabama.

TV career as announcer several years announcing for the Raycom Media Game of the Weeks telecast as play-by-play announcer at Champion Challenge games since 2014 and is currently scheduled to do PBP for the 2017 AHSAA Super 7 games this year at Bryan-Denny stadium for Raycom Media.

 

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Max Howell (Color)

Max Howell is a 20-year veteran and pioneer of regional sports talk radio and TV. Max pioneered the medium of southern sports radio and was host of the South’s largest radio syndication programming.

 

A founding personality of “Conference Call” and Southern Sports Tonight”. A career educator, administrator, coach and one of the most successful sports broadcasters in Atlanta radio history. His unique combination of skill, experience and association provides Max with keen perspective.

 

Max was born and raised in Prattville, Ala. and graduated from Troy University with a B.S. degree in ‘62 and M.S. degree in ‘65. His programs were #1 in the nation in Division 1 at Florida State University in 1988, in NAIA at Troy in 1968 and at Escambia High School in 1986. Max’s on field accomplishments as a player include ACHS All-State player in ‘57 and two-year letterman and All-Conference player while at Troy.

 

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Danielle Percival (Sideline Reporter)

Danielle Percival is a sports broadcaster specializing in sports reporting and sideline reporting. She most recently served as a sideline reporter for ESPN covering the Sun Belt Conference Game of the Week during the 2014 & 2015 football seasons and the 2015 Sun Belt Conference Basketball Tournament. Jenkins graduated from Troy University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Information.

She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications at Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. Danielle joins the Raycom Media family as the sole sideline reporter for the AHSAA Super 7 Championship games this year at Bryan-Denny stadium.