Jorge Jarrín - Play by Play announcer
Jorge Jarrín will join legendary Dodger Coach Manny Mota for a third season as play-by-play announcer for all games televised in Spanish on the Dodgers’ new 24/7 TV network, SportsNet LA. In addition to his broadcasting duties, since 2004, Jarrín has overseen the Spanish-language Dodger radio broadcast, expanded the Dodger Spanish Radio Network and is directly involved in the Dodgers’ Latino marketing initiatives.
Jarrín served as KABC Talk Radio’s “Captain Jorge” for covering traffic from Jet Copter 790 from 1985 to 2011. The Associated Press of California honored Jarrín with four top awards for his work in reporting the Los Angeles Riots following the verdict of the LAPD/Rodney King trial. Additionally, the Associated Press also honored the Dodger broadcaster with an award for his live coverage of a Highway Patrol pursuit and hostage situation.
Jarrín is also the recipient of the coveted “Golden Mike Award” for “Best Live Coverage of a Late Breaking News Story” in 1993, given by the Southern California Radio and TV News Association. In 2001 and 2002 Jarrín was teamed with Jose Mota to form Direct TV’s “Major League Baseball Game of the Week” broadcast team to all of Latin America. Also during this period, he filled in as a sports anchor on the KTLA News at 10:00 p.m.
Jarrín is most proud of his father, Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrín, longtime Spanish-language broadcaster for the Dodgers. Baseball continues as an integral part of the Jarrín family fabric. Jarrín’s son Stefan was drafted and signed by the Dodgers in the 2011 MLB Draft. An infielder, Stefan was a part of the 2011 MLB Arizona Rookie League Championship Dodgers, the first minor league championship team in the Dodger organization since 2005.
Jorge is actively involved in a number of charitable endeavors such as Stillpoint Family Services, Villa Esperanza, the Ronald McDonald House of Pasadena and AltaMed Health Services. Jorge and his wife Maggie have been married 30 years and have three sons: Andrew, Phillip and Stefan.