Josh Rowntree

Josh Rowntree is a reporter and update anchor for The Fan. Josh joined KDKA Radio in April of 2016. Josh has been in broadcasting since 2009, serving as a play-by-play announcer, show host, writer and social media manager for the TribLIVE High School Sports Network (formerly MSA Sports Network). In his time there, he has covered a dozen different high school sports.

Josh grew up in Pittsburgh and is a 2010 graduate of Point Park University with a BA in broadcast journalism. He currently serves as a play-by-play and color analyst for the University of Pittsburgh on the ACC Network Extra and is the voice of Carlow University athletics.

Josh and his wife Chelsea reside in Highland Park with their dog, Burt.

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    Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz at practice in January 2020
    Josh Rowntree - 93.7 The Fan
    January 20, 2020 - 1:38 pm

    In the midst of a run of impressive play, the Penguins may soon be adding another weapon to the mix. 

    Defenseman Justin Schultz participated in practice Monday, wearing a normal jersey for...

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    Pittsburgh Panthers guard Justin Champagnie (11) defends North Carolina Tar Heels guard Leaky Black (1) during the second half at the Petersen Events Center. Pittsburgh won 66-52.
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
    January 18, 2020 - 3:34 pm

    Pitt missed a shot, got an offensive rebound and scored. Then they forced a turnover, went down the court, missed a shot and got another offensive board. Rinse, repeat. 

    On the opposing...

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    Pittsburgh Penguins center Jared McCann (19) celebrates his goal with the Pens bench against the Florida Panthers during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena.
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
    January 15, 2020 - 2:46 pm

    Sidney Crosby’s return from a two month absence due to surgery was spectacular. Four points, includuing a highlight reel play to set up a goal, and a 7-3 Penguins win over Minnesota, the team’s...

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    Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) handles the puck against the Minnesota Wild during the third period at PPG PAINTS Arena. The Penguins won 2-1.
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
    January 14, 2020 - 11:28 pm

    Sidney Crosby just lives for the big moments. 

    The gold medal winning goal at the Olympics, the shootout tally at the first Winter Classic, incredible two-way performances on the way to...

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    A mock of Pitt's new 3500-seat arena for volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling
    University of Pittsburgh
    January 14, 2020 - 3:40 pm

    The look of the upper portion of Pitt’s campus in Oakland is about to look much different. 

    On Tuesday, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and Director of Athletics Heather Lyke unveiled the plans...

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    Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Jeff Capel reacts on the sidelines against the Florida State Seminoles during the first half at the Petersen Events Center.
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
    January 03, 2020 - 11:59 am

    Toughness, physicality, suffocating defense. 

    For many years, those words were used to describe Pitt basketball. It’s why banners are in the rafters. It’s why the program reached the highest...

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    Penguins captain Sidney Crosby talks with the media after practicing on December 31, 2019
    Josh Rowntree - 93.7 The Fan
    December 31, 2019 - 2:22 pm

    This Thursday marks seven weeks since Sidney Crosby's core muscle surgery, which the Penguins said would keep him out a minimum of six weeks. 

    On Tuesday, Crosby practiced with his teammates...

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    Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (90) reacts against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium.
    Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
    December 26, 2019 - 12:50 pm

    For the first time since 2010, the Steelers have voted a defensive player as the team’s MVP. 

    Third-year outside linebacker T.J. Watt received the honor Thursday. 

    With still one game...

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    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer (10) turns a kick-off against the Los Angeles Rams during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 17-12.
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
    December 26, 2019 - 11:24 am

    Should the stars align, the Steelers could get back some offensive depth.

    Fullback Roosevelt Nix and wide receiver Ryan Switzer have been placed on the team’s reserved/injured, designated...

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    Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) greets quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) before playing the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
    December 23, 2019 - 2:37 pm

    James Conner’s injury-riddled 2019 season may end in fitting fashion Sunday in Baltimore. 

    Conner, the Steelers Pro Bowl running back from a year ago, has missed the majority of the last...

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