No Matter What Your Favorite Sport, Our Personalities Will Provide You Unmatched Coverage of Your Favorite Northwest Sports Teams. From Side-Line Reporting to Play-By-Play Announcing, Our Sports Experts Give You an Inside Track to the Scores, Highlights, Big Plays, Bringing You Closer to the Game!

 

Angie Mentink worked her way up from an intern to an Emmy award winning reporter and anchor for our team.

Mentink is now one of the ROOT SPORTS featured personalities on our live events and team programs throughout the year. Her favorite assignment is getting inside the game with athletes for her Tricks of the Trade segments.

Mentink began her broadcasting career with ROOT SPORTS as the Mariners beat reporter also providing color commentary for the network's softball telecasts. Her transition to sports television followed an accomplished athletic career as an All-American softball player in college and professionally with the Colorado Silver Bullets baseball team.

Mentink's collegiate career first began at Central Arizona College where she was a two-time All-American and won two NJCAA National Championships. When the University of Washington added the sport of softball, she was the sort of pioneer the Huskies recruited to launch their inaugural campaign. Her single season records for batting average (.472) and stolen bases (59) still stand as career batting average (.429).

She was the first Husky softball player to earn All-Pac 10 and All-American honors while topping the Pac 10 conference in hits, runs and stolen bases and then became the first softball player inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame.

A childhood dream came true when Mentink joined a select few women to play professional baseball. As a member of the Colorado Silver Bullets, the first women's professional baseball team since 1954, Mentink toured the country taking on men's semi-pro teams in major league parks like the Kingdome, Shea Stadium and Coors Field.

Pioneering what women can accomplish in sports is nothing new to Mentink who was the first female to play and letter in football as a linebacker and wingback at Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California.

Mentink is teaching her sons Jaxen and Chase to throw like Mommy and shoot like Daddy. Her husband Jarrett Mentink is a former Assistant Basketball Coach for Seattle Pacific University, where he remains a professor and writes children's books benefitting regional charities.

 

Bill Krueger has been the baseball analyst for ROOT SPORTS since the 2000 season. Throughout the summer, Krueger provides viewers the kind of insight and analysis on the Mariners and all of major league baseball that have made him one of the most visible and popular on-air personalities on the broadcast team.

Krueger pitched for 13 seasons in the major leagues. He began his career with the Oakland Athletics, who signed him as an amateur free agent in 1980, and made his big league debut on April 10th, 1983. After four seasons with the Athletics (1983-87), Krueger had stints with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1987-88), Milwaukee Brewers (1989, 1992), Seattle Mariners (1990-91, 1995), Montreal Expos (1992), Detroit Tigers (1993) and San Diego Padres (1995). He re-joined the Mariners in June of 1995 and finished his career in Seattle that same year. Over his career, Krueger went 68-66 with a 4.35 ERA.

Born in Waukegan, IL, Krueger was a talented athlete at the University of Portland. At 6'5", he arrived on campus as a basketball standout and only began pitching his junior year. His success from 1977-78 at UP earned him a spot on the school's All-Century Team.

Brad Adam has been with ROOT SPORTS since June 2000 and in his current role provides the sights and sounds before and after every Mariners game as the Host of Mariners Pregame and Mariners Postgame. Not one to rest in the offseason, however, he is also a consistent presence on the network in the winter by handling play-by-play duties for many college basketball telecasts.

Adam comes to the Northwest from familiar positions across the country. He began his career in Grand Junction, Colorado with KJCT-TV in 1994, then moved on to Charleston, South Carolina with WCIV-TV in 1995 and to Portland, Oregon with KATU-TV in 1997. During his stint in South Carolina, Adam received the Associated Press Award in 1996 for best sports story. The award-winning piece highlighted Dale Earnhardt at the Daytona 500.

Raised in Southern California, Adam received a scholarship to Cal Lutheran, where he played Division II basketball. After two years at Cal Lutheran, he then transferred to San Diego State and graduated in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications and film.

An avid golfer, Adam also enjoys snow skiing and sky diving.

A member of the ROOT SPORTS team since 2006, Jen Mueller is a consistent presence on the network as a reporter on live events and also a significant contributor behind-the-scenes as a producer for local magazine shows.

Her experience both on and off the air is the reason Mueller is such a vital member of the team. She currently provides content for Mariners All Access and Seahawks All Access in addition to contributing on Mariners Pregame and Mariners Postgame shows and also serving as a sideline reporter for college football and basketball telecasts.

A former high school athlete, Mueller turned her attention to sports communications in college. After graduating from SMU in May of 2000, she accepted a job at Texas Cable News as a Producer and "Booker" for a nightly sports show. She then moved to the Northwest later that year and continued her career in Seattle, working in the sports department at KING 5. For four years at the NBC affiliate, Mueller produced nightly sportscasts, contributed with writing scripts and reported on the air when needed. 

In 2009, Mueller added another role to her plate - that of the sideline radio reporter for the Seattle Seahawks. You can hear her every Sunday during football season providing stories from the sidelines and conducting post game interviews from inside the locker room. 

In addition to her work in the broadcasting, Jen spent 10 years officiating high school football. Her work on the field led to features in local publications and Referee magazine. A published author, Jen literally wrote the book on how to become a sports fan.  Game Time: Learn to Talk Sports in 5 Minutes a Day for Business was published in June 2013, as the go-to resource for new and novice sports fans. 

Tacoma native Tom Glasgow is in his ninth year as Sports Director on KOMO Newsradio. He's also the lead play-by-play announcer on Big Sky and Mountain West football and basketball for ROOT SPORTS (formerly Fox Sports Network Northwest).

Glasgow began his broadcasting career at KIRO Radio as a sports producer for Bob Blackburn, Wayne Cody and the original voice of the Seahawks Pete Gross.

After serving as a reporter, anchor, talk show host, Glasgow moved in front of the camera to become the lead sports anchor at KIRO TV.  He then became the first primary anchor at FSN, where he co-hosted the Emmy Award winning Northwest Sports Report and Pac-10 Tonight.

Glasgow was also part of a team that recently won an Emmy Award for a live/unedited sports event for his play-by-play on the 2010 USC-WSU football game.

The Pacific Lutheran University graduate also spent two seasons as the play-by-play voice of the NBA's Vancouver Grizzlies before the franchise's move to Memphis. In addition, Glasgow has hosted pre-game and post-game shows for the Washington Huskies, Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners.

Glasgow is a charter inductee into the Mount Tahoma High School Hall of Fame as part of a group that included former NFL great Ahmad Rashad and ex-Los Angeles Dodgers star Ron Cey. 

Tom and his wife Heidi reside in Issaquah with their two daughters Abby and Olivia.

Jason Stiles graduated from Decatur High School in 1991 where he was named Decatur's Athlete of the Year while competing in football, basketball and baseball. Following his time at Decatur, Stiles was a four-year starter at quarterback for Western Washington University from 1992-1995. During his tenure, Stiles led the Vikings to a number of firsts.  In 1992, they made their first ever national playoff appearance. Also in 1992, Stiles was the quarterback for the play that won the first ever College Football Play of the Year at the inaugural ESPY awards. After a great playoff run in 1994, Stiles led the Vikings to their first ever undefeated season and a No. 1 ranking in the national polls in 1995. Stiles finished with over 6,800 yards passing and 70 touchdowns. Stiles remains the career passing leader at Western, still holds six passing records, and in 2000 was named 1st team All-Century.

After graduating, Stiles had a four-year professional career.  In 1996 he played in Germany, where he led his team to an 8-2 record. In 1997 and 1998, Stiles was a part time starter in the Arena Football League with the Portland Forest Dragons where in his first start he threw five touchdown passes against Anaheim and later competed against 2-time Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner. He missed the 1999 season due to injury.

In between football broadcasting season, Stiles manages to keep himself busy as a Regional Sales Manager for a medical device company.  He also spends time coaching quarterbacks in the off-season in small group sessions throughout the greater Puget Sound. 

Stiles resides in Snoqualmie with his wife Andrea four-year old daughter Jordan and one-year old son Colt.

Dave Sims is in his eighth season with the Mariners broadcast team in 2014. The versatile Sims, who has national experience in baseball, basketball and football, grew up in Philadelphia and attended Bethany College in West Virginia. He played catcher and majored in mass communications before graduating in 1975. Sims, who focuses on play-by-play duties on Mariners television broadcasts, is familiar to sports fans across the country for calling Major League Baseball and college basketball games for ESPN, as well as NFL play-by-play on Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports, including NFC playoff games. The two-time Emmy Award winner has also called play-by-play for NCAA Basketball regular season games and tournament coverage for the past nine years.

Sims was the recipient of the Big East Media Award in 2005, and also won the American Football Foundation's Lindsey Nelson Outstanding Sportscaster Award. Sims began his career as a sportswriter for the New York Daily News, covering college sports, professional soccer and the NBA. He then became a weekend sports anchor at WCBS-TV in New York. In 1991, Sims joined ESPN as a play-by-play announcer for college basketball. He's also been a longtime broadcaster for Big East football (1993-94 and 1998-2006). On radio, he provided play-by-play for CBS Radio/Westwood One's Sunday night NFL broadcast starting in 2005 and on a permanent basis since 2006.

Sims also calls NCAA Basketball Tournament action for Westwood One. He has also worked as a reporter and anchor for WCBS-TV and as a talk show host for MSG Network and WFAN-AM in New York. He co-hosts "Basketball & Beyond with Coach K" for XM Satellite Radio with Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski. Sims and his wife Abby have two sons.

A 13 year Major League veteran with the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers and the Texas Rangers from 1984- 1996.  The former catcher went into the broadcast booth starting in 1997 with Seattle and has been a part of their radio and TV broadcasts ever since, including hosting the post game show in 2007-2008.  Valle also has been a part of MLB Network's Baseball Tonight Show since its inception in 2009-present.  Dave joined the ROOT SPORTS team in 2010 and will make appearances throughout the 2014 Mariners season.

In 1995, Dave started a non-profit foundation called Esperanza International that serves the poor in the Dominican Republic and Haiti through microfinance, healthcare and educational opportunities. At the end 2011, they are serving 150,000 people through all of their related services.