49ers finalize on-air talent ahead of 2022 season
The San Francisco 49ers today announced the extension of Greg Papa – the team’s notorious radio voice – through the 2028 NFL season. Additionally, the franchise announced the hiring of a new team reporter, Lindsey Pallares (PUH-la-rez).
“Our team has had some incredible games, plays and moments on the pitch over the past few seasons, much of which has been accompanied by memorable calls from Greg Papa. His voice has become synonymous with our organization, and we are excited to welcome him back to our radio booth for years to come,” 49ers President Al Guido said. “We also look forward to Lindsey Pallares serving as a bridge between our players, coaches and fans. With her charisma and ability to report in Spanish, I know Faithful the world over will fall in love with her reporting.”
Dad is a veteran of Bay Area sports broadcasting for over 30 years, a three-time California Sportscaster of the Year and a 2018 inductee into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. Joining the 49ers in 2019, Papa became the first Bay Area broadcaster to play a role on five of the region’s top pro teams. He was previously the voice of the Warriors (TV & radio – 1986-97), Giants (TV & radio – 2004-08), Oakland A’s (TV – 1990-2003) and Oakland Raiders (radio – 1997-2017). After graduating from Syracuse University, Dad was a member of the Indiana Pacers’ radio and television crews from 1984 to 1986.
Pallares, originally from California, is seasoned in the world of sports reporting. She most recently served as weekend sports anchor for FOX 40 in Sacramento, covering the Warriors 2022 title-winning season. After graduating from UCLA, Pallares served as sports director for KKCO-TV in Colorado, covering the 2016 and 2017 Winter X Games in Aspen. This role also allowed him to familiarize himself with Levi’s Stadium during his coverage of the Denver Broncos’ participation in Super Bowl 50 played in Santa Clara. Pallares previously worked for WBAY-TV in Green Bay (2017-19), which involved traveling regularly to follow and cover the Green Bay Packers, and Fox Sports San Diego (2019-20), where she was a digital reporter for the San Diego Padres and San Diego State University football and basketball.
“This opportunity is the culmination of many years of hard work and tremendous support from family, friends and mentors,” said Lindsey Pallares, new 49ers team reporter, “I am excited to continue my career as a team reporter for the San Francisco 49ers, a historic franchise in my home state.”
To follow Papa and Pallares, fans can visit 49ers.com/news.