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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    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer (10) returns a kick-off against the Los Angeles Chargers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Los Angeles won 33-30.
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
    December 07, 2018 - 5:09 pm

    All-purpose. That’s how you should describe Ryan Switzer. 

    At least that’s what the Steelers’ second-year receiver will have you believing. It’s what he’s been able to convince Pittsburgh...

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    Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden reacts during warmups prior to facing the against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium.
    Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
    December 06, 2018 - 4:19 pm

    New Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden knows the history of his organization with the Steelers. He just did not care for the success of both teams all that much. 

    “I grew up a Cleveland Browns...

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    West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Bob Huggins talks to forward Sagaba Konate (50) during the second half against the Florida Gators at Madison Square Garden.
    Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
    December 06, 2018 - 1:51 pm

    Bob Huggins has put together an impressive résumé as a head coach. Well over 800 wins, five conference coach of the year awards, two trips to the Final Four.

    But Pitt coach Jeff Capel...

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    Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72) celebrate his goal with the Penguins bench against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period at PPG PAINTS Arena. Pittsburgh won 6-3.
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
    December 04, 2018 - 11:51 pm

    Perhaps it was fueled by the sensation of riding high after a record night, but Patric Hornqvist sent a message to his team following the Penguins 6-3 win over Colorado at PPG Paints Arena. ...

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    San Diego Chargers wide receiver Travis Benjamin (12) scores a first quarter touchdown by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton (28) at Heinz Field.
    Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports
    December 03, 2018 - 2:47 pm

     In the aftermath of the Steelers historic collapse against Los Angeles, Steelers fans balanced their ire between a defense that caved after halftime and an officiating crew that had one of the...

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    Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine (29) celebrates his goal in the first period against Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center.
    Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
    November 26, 2018 - 7:31 pm

    On Saturday, Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine had a game for the ages, scoring five goals in an 8-4 win over St. Louis. 

    Up next, for Laine, is a meeting in Winnipeg against a Penguins...

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    Pittsburgh Panthers guard Jared Wilson-Frame (0) shoots against Wake Forest Demon Deacons guard Mitchell Wilbekin (10) during the first half at the Petersen Events Center.
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
    November 26, 2018 - 5:23 pm

    Pitt men’s basketball is off to a 6-0 start under new head coach Jeff Capel. But Tuesday will provide Capel and the Panthers their biggest challenge yet, as Pitt heads to Iowa City, Iowa to meet...

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    Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan (top) gestures on the bench against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period at PPG PAINTS Arena. Montreal won 5-1.
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
    November 20, 2018 - 3:01 pm

    Don’t tell Mike Sullivan that his team is slow. He’s not buying it. 

    The Penguins coach went on a three-minute verbal dissertation Tuesday when asked ab out the floating criticisms that the...

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    Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Matt Feiler (71) blocks at the line of scrimmage against Cleveland Browns defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah (90) during the second quarter at Heinz Field.
    Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
    November 15, 2018 - 4:30 pm

    Despite right tackle Marcus Gilbert being on the verge of missing his fourth straight game, the Steelers offense just keeps on rolling. And Matt Feiler is a big reason why. 

    Feiler has made...

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