One of Ladue's Most Prominent Grad's: Professional Broadcaster Joel Meyers
Meyers is the "Grand Daddy" of all the sports talent to come out of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.
Entering his first season with the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA as the team’s television play-by-play announcer, Joel Meyers brings over 25 years of broadcast experience to the organization.
Meyers, a former native of Olivette graduated Ladue High several decades ago. He made a name for himself announcing on KSHE radio locally before bouncing to the big time in collegiate and professional sports.
Meyers came to New Orleans after six seasons as the Los Angeles Lakers’ television play-by-play announcer (2005-11) and two as the Lakers’ radio play-by-play announcer (2003-2005).
Meyers won two Emmy awards in his time as Lakers’ television play-by-play man and previously served four years as the voice of San Antonio Spurs’ television broadcast.
Having worked for ESPN for more than a decade calling college football, college basketball and professional golf, Meyers has also worked for NBC covering the NFL, two Olympic Games, as well as the NBA and professional golf.
In addition, Meyers has worked Sunday nights for CBS/WestwoodOne for the past 10 years and will continue to call NFL action, while also calling Big 12 college football on FSN every Saturday night.
Meyers attended the University of Missouri. He and his wife, Carol, have two sons, Drew and J.J.