2021 marks Jesse Agler’s eighth season as a member of the Padres’ broadcast team and his first as the lead play-by-play broadcaster for Padres radio broadcasts on the club’s flagship station 97.3 The Fan. Prior to assuming the lead play-by-play role, Agler served as a primary voice on the radio broadcasts for the past five seasons and as the fill-in announcer on Padres telecasts on FOX Sports San Diego.
Agler joined the Padres front office in February of 2014 as a broadcaster and as director of content, a role in which he oversaw all club digital and social operations.
During the baseball offseason, Agler calls play-by-play of national radio broadcasts on Compass Media Networks for NFL, NCAA football and NCAA basketball games. Having come to San Diego by way of Miami, Agler spent four seasons as the pregame, halftime and postgame host on the Dolphins Radio Network. In 2013, he did television play-by-play for the Dolphins’ preseason games on CBS-4.
Agler began his professional career in 2005. His experience includes serving as pregame and postgame radio host for the then-Florida Marlins, the Florida Panthers and the University of Miami Hurricanes’ football and basketball teams. Agler has also previously been the fill-in play-by-play announcer for the Marlins.
A graduate of the University of Miami, Agler’s first job out of college was calling baseball games for the Elkhart (KS) Dusters of the Jayhawk League. Agler and his wife, Tovah, reside in San Marcos with their son, Jonah, and daughter Ellie.