The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their talent teams for the 2021 season. The club's in-house preseason television network will add two new faces in 2021 after not having any preseason game television broadcasts in the 2020 season. In addition, the Chiefs Radio Network crew that originally debuted during the 2020 season will return for a second-consecutive season in 2021.
"We are excited to have preseason football returning for the 2021 season and are thrilled with the team that has been assembled as part of our preseason television network, which features respected national talent as well as insightful local voices that our fans will recognize," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "In addition, Chiefs Kingdom is privileged to have one of the finest radio networks in all of sports and we're looking forward to the second year of this talented crew calling all of our preseason and regular season games."
Chiefs Preseason Television
Chiefs Preseason Television will feature NFL Network anchor Ari Wolfe as the play-by-play announcer for the second season in 2021 after no preseason games were played during the 2020 season. Former Pro Bowl quarterback and NFL on CBS analyst Trent Green returns to the booth for his 11th season as the preseason crew's color commentator. Joining Wolfe and Green for her first year as sideline reporter for the Chiefs Preseason Television team is Kay Adams, host of NFL Network's "Good Morning Football." Chiefs Reporter Matt McMullen will also join the preseason television crew for the first time, delivering sideline features and reports. Produced by 65 Toss Power Trap Productions, the club's first and third preseason games will air on KSHB locally, while the second preseason game will be a national broadcast on ESPN.
Chiefs Radio Network
The Chiefs Radio Network, anchored by 106.5 The Wolf (WDAF-FM), will see its entire crew return for the second-consecutive season in 2021. "Voice of the Chiefs" Mitch Holthus returns for his 28th season as the club's play-by-play personality. Holthus has called a team-record 452 career regular and postseason games for the club, earning eight Kansas Sportscaster of the Year awards and one Missouri Sportscaster of the Year award. Joining Holthus in the booth for the second year is former Chiefs wide receiver and current Ambassador Danan Hughes, who has been broadcasting football and baseball as part of the Big Ten Network since 2008, as well as Chiefs pregame and postgame shows on local television since 2014. Josh Klingler, a morning show host on 610 Sports Radio (KCSP-AM) and sideline reporter for the University of Kansas for more than 15 years, enters his second season as the network's sideline reporter. Veteran sportscaster Art Hains will also return as host of 106.5 The Wolf's pregame and postgame show coverage.
"Adding a national personality like Kay Adams to the preseason television team is only going to add to the quality of the broadcasts that Ari Wolfe and Trent Green have delivered over the years, and we're excited to expand Matt McMullen's role as part of our in-house broadcasts as well," Chiefs Vice President of Content and Production Rob Alberino said. "With Mitch Holthus' voice leading the way, the Chiefs Radio Network remains one of the best radio crews in the NFL and we're looking forward to the second season of Danan Hughes and Josh Klingler on the air, providing listeners with the action and insights they've come to love on the Chiefs Radio Network."