The Atlanta Braves Hosts are the personalities that take the phrase "the show must go on" to new levels. Extra innings, pitching changes, rain delays, you name it and our hosts have it covered to keep our fans up to date and entertained until it's time to Play Ball! Their knowledge and love for the Braves is infectious as they help welcome fans home to SunTrust Park. Get to know our fan-focused team at the ballpark and by checking out their profiles below!
Plaza Host - Nikky Williams
Nikky is an Atlanta native that had her very first job with the Atlanta Braves as a mascot back in 1996 and then served on both the Tomahawk and BAT teams before leaving to become a cheerleader for five years with the Atlanta Falcons. After hanging up her poms, she began working as a TV and radio host for Turner Sports, Nascar and 680 the Fan - the flagship station for the Atlanta Braves. After hosting 680 Gameday & Braves pre-game with Mark Lemke, Leo Mazzone, Ben Ingram and Chris Dimino for five seasons, she jumped right back in with the Atlanta Braves as an emcee/host.
When Nikky isn't on the mic at the greatest park in the MLB, she can be seen on TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress", Fox 5's "Play to Win" every Saturday at 9 a.m. all football season, ESPN X Games and is a regular contributor on 11 Alive's "Atlanta & Company".
Feature Host - Greer Howard
Greer Howard is in her 4th season as a host for the Atlanta Braves. Previously, Greer has hosted Softball 360 on Fox Sports Network for 3 seasons and was the featured Guest Host on CNN.com's Nascar 24/7 and Trackpass. As well as, the Host of NHRA's Full Throttle TV and Atlanta Tonight. Greer is also co-creator and co-host of The Local Lens which covers entertainment in Atlanta. In addition to hosting, Greer has been featured in more than 100 regional and national commercials. And behind the camera, Greer has 3 years of experience as a Production Coordinator working with Turner Studios.
Greer has a 3 year old son, Harrison. Loves wine, dark chocolate, decorating, exercise, her family, girlfriends and a good girls night out!
In-Stadium Host - Mark Owens
Mark Owens has been with the Braves for 11 seasons as a member of the Game Entertainment/Braves Vision staff. Mark was born and raised in Atlanta with his first baseball moments occurring at Fulton County Stadium. Mark played baseball growing up, but bad knees took him out upon reaching High School. Soon after, Mark got involved in the Harrison High School theater department and quickly found a passion for entertaining a crowd. In 2007 Mark auditioned and accepted a position with the Braves Entertainment Staff as a Host and Emcee. Growing up, Mark would tell his father "One day, I'll be on the field in a Braves uniform." Mark was able to keep that promise, but had to replace the glove with a microphone.
Mark lives in Smyrna with his wife Gretchen and their daughter Caroline. When not a SunTrust Park you can hear him daily 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sports Radio 92.9 The Game. Mark is also an avid member of Dawg Nation and Saturdays in the Fall are spent in Athens between the hedges. You can follow Mark on Twitter: @Marko6262
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