Daron Sutton has been broadcasting Major League Baseball on TV and radio at the network or team level for the last 17 years. He spent five plus seasons as the lead television voice of the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2007 to 2012. Prior to making his home in the desert, Sutton spent five years in a similar capacity with the Milwaukee Brewers. During his tenure in Milwaukee, Sutton won an Emmy Award in 2003 from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter. In addition, he has been nominated for regional Emmys on five other occasions.
Daron has been part of FOX Saturday Baseball telecasts since the 2006 season. In 2012, Sutton was on play-by-play assignment for eight FOX Saturday games. He also served as a consistent contributor to the MLB Network from 2010-12, serving as a regular reporter on the “Rundown” and “MLB Tonight”, while filling the role of primary reporter for a 2010 and 2011 NLDS Series.
In his first full-time play-by-play role, Sutton worked two seasons as a radio announcer for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and also hosted the club’s pre and post-game radio shows. Prior to that, he filled in frequently for two seasons calling Atlanta Braves games on Fox Sports South. While in Atlanta, Sutton also handled Southeastern Conference telecasts of men’s and women’s basketball, swimming and diving, gymnastics, track and field and volleyball.
In 2013, Sutton served as the play-by-play announcer for the National High School Football Game of the Week on the newly launched Fox Sports 1 network. In the spring of the same year, he was the voice of Big 12 and Conference USA Baseball on Fox College Sports. For three seasons Daron was the play-by-play broadcaster for Arizona State’s men basketball games on FOX Sports Arizona while still continuing to fill the role as the television voice for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee men’s basketball team, which he has done for a decade.
Daron is a commercial spokesman for Sanderson Ford and Lincoln, one of the most historic and successful Ford dealerships in the United States. He is also a spokesperson and has a five-year relationship with Perfect Game USA, the nation’s largest and most respected amateur baseball scouting, showcase and tournament hosting service. During the 2013 and 14’ MLB seasons, as part of his role with PG USA, he has co-hosted the three-hour MLB Roundtrip with Baseball Prospectus each Sunday night on Sirius/XM’s MLB Network Radio.
Community involvement is a high priority with Sutton. He and his wife Kristin help host the annual Sutton Strokes for Little Folks golf tournament in the Valley to benefit the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC). He also can be found lending his time to The Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, Special Olympics of Arizona, Florence Crittenton of Arizona, Make-A-Wish Arizona, Autism Speaks, Amyloidosis Support Groups and The Tempe Sports Authority Courage Awards.
Sutton pitched professionally for two seasons in the Angels and Braves organizations, and graduated from Auburn University-Montgomery in 1992 with a degree in communications.
Sutton and his wife are the proud parents of two daughters.