Alex Faust
Born (1989-01-14) January 14, 1989 (age 34)
Years active2011–present
Carolyn Costa
(m. 2019)
Sports commentary career
SportsIce hockey, Baseball, College football, College basketball

Alex Faust (born January 14, 1989)[1] is an American television sportscaster who is currently the television play-by-play voice for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He gained additional fame in 2018 when Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek suggested that Faust could replace him as the show's host.[2]

Early life and education

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Faust is the son of television producers.[3] He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2012, with a degree in political science and economics.[citation needed]


Faust started his broadcasting career as a student at Northeastern University, calling Huskies basketball and ice hockey on WRBB, the student radio station. After graduating from Northeastern, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a data analyst and consultant.[4] He called select radio games for the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League from 2013 to 2015, filling in for Brendan Burke.[5]

Looking to pursue a full-time career in broadcasting, Faust left PwC to freelance as an announcer, calling games for NBC Sports, NESN, ESPN, and Westwood One. He was hired to call college basketball games by NESN, and worked his way up to the lead play-by-play announcer for their coverage of Hockey East games.

Faust calls college football, college basketball, and Major League Baseball games for Fox Sports.[6] He had been named the television play-by-play voice for the Los Angeles Kings in June 2017, succeeding long-time Kings announcer Bob Miller.[7] He called select Boston Red Sox games for NESN in 2019, filling in for Dave O'Brien when O'Brien had ACC Network commitments.[8]

Notable calls

On March 27, 2017, Faust called a national television game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning for NBC Sports, a game that ended up being his audition tape for the Kings. Faust has stated that he was suffering from a cold that morning and was unsure if he'd call the game in the first place.[9] Faust's call of the game-winning goal in overtime was:[10]> 45 seconds left in overtime, Duncan Keith able to settle. Panarin had it poke-checked away by Hedman. Here come the Lightning. Yanni Gourde, Scores!"

Personal life

He currently resides in Southern California with his wife Carolyn.

In a 2018 interview with TMZ, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek suggested Faust, as well as CNN legal analyst Laura Coates, as potential successors at host.[2] Trebek noted that he had given Faust's name to the show's producers.[11]


  1. ^ "Column: Following legends is more than just talk for these L.A. sports announcers". Los Angeles Times. January 16, 2020. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Jeopardy's Next Host: Who is Alex Faust?". National Hockey League. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  3. ^ "The new age of NHL broadcasting: How Burke, Mears and Faust are leading the way". ESPN. November 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "Q&A with Alex Faust: On Year 2 with the Kings, Jeopardy!, working with Jim Fox and jinxes". The Athletic. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  5. ^ "Former Comets broadcaster Faust lands Kings gig". Observer-Dispatch. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  6. ^ Alex Faust [@alex_faust] (August 28, 2019). "Excited to be back on college football this week with FOX!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "Alex Faust Named New LA Kings TV Play-by-Play Announcer". National Hockey League. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  8. ^ "Boston Red Sox NESN announcer: Alex Faust, Los Angeles Kings broadcaster, calling Saturday game vs. Yankees". MassLive Media. September 7, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  9. ^ "In My Own Words: An audition for the job of a lifetime". Fox Sports West. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  10. ^ "Alex Faust calls Yanni Gourde OT winner". YouTube. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  11. ^ DeNinno, Nadine (November 9, 2020). "Who will replace Alex Trebek as 'Jeopardy!' host? Meet the top candidates". New York Post. Retrieved November 10, 2020.