Bob Socci: Play-by-Play
Seven years, three Super Bowl championships: it’s been a great beginning to Bob Socci’s career as the radio voice of the Patriots. Socci returns for his seventh season in the booth as play-by-play broadcaster on 98.5 The Sports Hub and its 40-station network. He’s won rave reviews for his enthusiasm and accuracy since taking the helm for the 2013 campaign. Before joining the Patriots, Bob served as the voice of the Naval Academy Midshipmen for 16 seasons, and called Triple A baseball, most recently for the Pawtucket Red Sox, for a decade.
Scott Zolak: Action Analyst
He spent eight seasons in a Patriots uniform, and now Scott Zolak returns for a ninth season as action analyst on the Network. The former quarterback served a season on the sidelines as an on-field reporter in 2011, and prior to that was a member of our pre and postgame panel for six seasons. He hosts the midday Zolak and Bertrand Show on the flagship 98.5 The Sports Hub; he also co-hosts WBZ-TV’s Patriots All Access and TV38’s Patriots This Week. He’s served as an analyst on Channel 4’s Patriots Gameday and Patriots Fifth Quarter for the last 17 seasons.
PRE & POST-GAME TEAM
Marc Bertrand: Pregame Host
Marc Bertrand returns for a sixth season as host of Patriots Preview. The co-host of the Sports Hub’s midday show, Bertrand helmed the “Patriots Pregame Social” on Patriots.com for 2 seasons. A UMass grad, he won Associated Press awards for both his play-by-play and talk shows covering the Minutemen. Marc is also a frequent contributor to NBC Sports Boston.
Chris Gasper: Pregame Co-Host
WCVB Channel 5 reporter Chris Gasper is back for his thirteenth season on Patriots Preview, now as a full-fledged co-host. Gasper first covered the Patriots for the Globe in 2003 and followed the team on a full-time basis from 2006 til mid-2009, before being promoted to online columnist in 2010. Gasper is also a 98.5 The Sports Hub weekend co-host on the Gasper & Murray show on Saturdays mornings.
Bert Breer: Pregame Contributor
He’s well-connected and well-respected: Bert Breer brings a national perspective to Patriots Pregame. Prior to his current role with TheMMQB.com, Breer spent five seasons as a correspondent for the NFL Network. He’s also served as the national football writer for the Boston Globe; covered the Patriots for the Metrowest Daily News, the Cowboys for the Dallas Morning News, and served as national football correspondent for The Sporting News.
Jeff Howe: Pregame Contributor
The Patriots beat reporter for The Athletic returns for a fourth season as a regular contributor on Patriots Preview. The Lowell native and UMass graduate has covered the Pats since 2009, most recently for the Boston Herald. Jeff appears regularly on the Sports Hub and NBC Sports Boston, and along with Scott Zolak, he coauthored “If These Walls Could Talk: New England Patriots”, which is scheduled to be released in September.
Jim Murray: Postgame Co-Host
Jim Murray, a native of Melrose, Massachusetts, is a 20-year broadcast professional, who has been behind the microphone and in front of the camera at many outlets, including 98.5 The Sports Hub, Patriots.com, NBC Sports Boston, G4 Television Network, 101.7 WFNX, 92.9 The Game (Atlanta), Connoisseur Media, SiriusXM and Pandora. He’s currently heard weekdays on the flagship station’s Felger & Massarotti program, and he co-hosts Gasper & Murray on Saturday mornings. In addition to his extensive broadcasting and on-air host experience, Jim is also a long time voiceover artist. Jim holds an Associates degree in communications from the Art Institute of Boston.
Joe Murray: Postgame Co-Host
Joe Murray, one of the famed “Bankroll Boys” on Over/Under 98.5 joins Big Jim Murray (no relation) for his first year in the postgame seat.