Alex Faust
Born (1989-01-14) January 14, 1989 (age 35)
Years active2011–present
Carolyn Costa
(m. 2019)
Sports commentary career
Sport(s)Ice hockey, Baseball, College football, College basketball

Alex Faust (born January 14, 1989)[1] is an American television sportscaster who is currently the TV play-by-play voice for the Boston Bruins and occasional radio play-by-play voice for the New York Rangers and formerly the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He also calls national NHL games for TNT, and national Major League Baseball (MLB) games for Apple TV+ and Fox Sports. 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 Rita and Allan Faust.[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]

On June 5, 2023, the Kings opted not to renew Faust's contract amid the combination of their radio and TV broadcast groups in the wake of Diamond Sports Group bankruptcy, who own Bally Sports.[9] However, he was hired as fill-in play-by-play announcer for the Boston Bruins on NESN and New York Rangers on radio.[10][11][12][13][14][15]

In Week 4 of the 2023 NFL Season, Faust filled in for either Brandon Gaudin or Jason Benetti on the matchup for the Minnesota at Carolina game along with analyst Brady Quinn.[16]

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.[17]


  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. July 30, 2018. 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. June 2017. 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. ^ Schilken, Chuck (June 5, 2023). "Kings hired him to replace Bob Miller. Now he's out as L.A. combines broadcasts". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 11, 2023.
  10. ^ Globe, The Boston. "Why Alex Faust sounded familiar during Bruins-Rangers broadcast". Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  11. ^ Staff, NESN (October 12, 2023). "NESN Announces Broadcast Schedule For Bruins' 2023-24 Season". Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  12. ^ "Bruins commentator Jack Edwards likely finished in Boston". HockeyPatrol (in Canadian French). Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  13. ^ "NESN's Jack Edwards says he's 'healthy' amid Bruins games absences, fill-in Alex Faust gets some rave reviews". Boston Herald. December 24, 2023. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  15. ^ "Alex Faust to Call Select New York Rangers Games for 98.7 ESPN New York | Barrett Media". October 31, 2023. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  16. ^ Lucia, Joe (September 27, 2023). "Your 2023 NFL Week 4 announcing schedule". Awful Announcing. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
  17. ^ DeNinno, Nadine (November 9, 2020). "Who will replace Alex Trebek as 'Jeopardy!' host? Meet the top candidates". New York Post. Retrieved November 10, 2020.