Greg Wrubell

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Greg Wrubell is Director of Broadcast Media at Brigham Young University and serves as radio play-by-play broadcaster for BYU football, men’s basketball, and women’s soccer. In 2918 he became the first television broadcaster for Utah Royals FC.

In his native Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, he developed a love for hockey. Although he loved sports, he was not a natural athlete, so he turned to sports broadcasting, following his father who was the local public address announcer for the Saskatoon Blades. At BYU, he applied for a job at KBYU and was sent to cover the fencing team.

After serving a full-time mission to Brazil for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he interned for KSL and then became co-host of the KSL weekend sports talk show with Chris Tunis. Wrubell earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from BYU in 1990. Two years later, Paul James (KSL play-by-play announcer) invited Wrubell to join the BYU Cougars football radio team. He was a sideline reporter for football and men’s basketball until 1996 when James suffered a heart attack causing him to miss some basketball games. Wrubell filled in for him. Wrubell became the full-time play-by-play voice for basketball in 1997 and for football in 2001. (James retired in 2000.) In 2014 he added women’s soccer play-by-play to his assignments.

Wrubell became known nationwide when he was the only national radio commentator of the 2014 Miami Beach Bowl game, which included a brawl between BYU and Memphis. He then was featured nationally on ESPN’s SportsCenter and IMG College’s best of the week during the first two weeks of the 2015 Cougars football season.

In 2016 Wrubell left KSL and became the BYU Director of Broadcast Media. He oversees media-related broadcast work for BYU Athletics, including radio, internet, and social media platforms. He also hosts weekly coaches’ shows. He has emceed various events.

Wrubell and his wife, Tauna, are the parents of four children, one of whom is autistic. Wrubell testified before the Utah Legislature for autism funding and solicited corporate sponsors to donate to autism-related causes. He has also acted as emcee for benefit auctions for those with autism.