The network that is not quite official yet has made another hire. Fox Sports San Diego, adding to Mark Grant and Tony Gwynn, has hired Mike Pomeranz. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, Pomeranz was an anchor in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. He will serve as the network’s studio host.
Pomeranz was actually signed by the twins in the 13th round of the 1988 draft, but injuries kept him from ever playing a major league game. In 88 minor league games, Pomeranz, a 6’2″ right-handed pitcher, was 9-18 with a 4.73 ERA. After his career was over, Pomeranz had to find another livelihood.
According to Twins Trivia, a website devoted to all things Twins, Pomeranz went back to school. This time, he went to Arizona State and pursued a degree in journalism. After receiving his degree, Pomeranz pursued his new career in journalism.
Mike has lived and worked as a reporter and anchor Chicago, Knoxville, Colorado Springs, and New York City. During his time in New York, he covered many large stories, including the September 11, 2001 attacks, where his station was the only network affiliate not knocked off the air. Mike has won the Edward R. Murrow award for reporting.
He should make a nice addition to a broadcast team that is still in the early formation stages. Pomeranz’s background in sports and his achievements as a journalist make him well-qualified to help launch the new Fox Sports San Diego.