Linacre Media provides announcers and hosts for a variety of pro and collegiate sports contests and other live events in the New York City Area and across the country. Linacre Media principal Mark Fratto leads a stable of experienced and versatile sports announcers, event hosts and voiceover artists.
Fratto’s experience behind the microphone includes serving as a public address announcer at Madison Square Garden for New York Knicks, college basketball and New York Liberty games, at Yankee Stadium for New York City FC Major League Soccer contests, at the Westchester County Center for Westchester Knicks NBA Development League games, at MCU Park in Coney Island for Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball and Brooklyn Bolts Football, at Rutgers University for Sky Blue FC women’s professional soccer, and as the announcer for a variety of NCAA Division I intercollegiate contests at the University of Maryland, St. John’s University and for a variety of other New York area colleges, universities and professional teams. Fratto was in the ring at Madison Square Garden for the K2/Golden Boy/GGG Promotions undercards as part of the Gennady Golovkin – David Lemieux card on Oct. 17 at the “World’s Most Famous Arena and Mecca of Boxing” – where he shared announcer duties with the world-famous Michael Buffer, who announced the main events. Previously he announced a 10-bout pro boxing card at the Salita Promotions Brooklyn Brawl in Coney Island on Aug. 25 on ESPN3/MSG Networks and numerous USA Boxing bouts at the renowned Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn.
Fratto was recently commissioned by the National Basketball Association to announce the NBA Development League All-Star game, slam dunk contest and 3-point shootout, as well as the FDNY-NYPD-NBA Legends charity game at Barclays Center as part of 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend in New York City. He returns to his eighth NCAA Final Four in Houston in April 2016, where he again will serve as news conference moderator.