2019 marks Ted Leitner’s 40th season behind the microphone for “My Padres.” Now in his 42nd year broadcasting in San Diego, Leitner is also the voice of San Diego State University Aztecs football and basketball. Leitner spent 25 years (1978-2002) as sports anchor for KFMB-TV (CBS 8) in San Diego.
Leitner’s previous play-by-play credits include the National Football League’s San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles, the National Basketball Association’s San Diego Clippers, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Connecticut.
A fixture in the San Diego community, he has served as master of ceremonies for several San Diego Padres events over the years, including Opening Day ceremonies, Padres Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and 2012’s Jerry Coleman Day, honoring Coleman’s 70 years in baseball. He has also served as emcee for the memorials of Coleman and “Mr. Padre,” Tony Gwynn.
Ted Leitner studied TV and radio broadcasting at Oklahoma State University and earned his Master’s degree in Radio/Television/Film from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Leitner has six sons: twins Nicholas and Ryan, Mark, Matthew, Jordan and Teddy, a daughter, Kristin and 3 granddaughters: Scarlett, Cecily and Sofia.