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Pierce Named New Carolina Panthers PA Announcer
Flames Sports Network reporter Nick Pierce will be adding an additional responsibility to his broadcasting duties this fall, as he was recently named the new public address announcer for the Carolina Panthers.
Pierce will be the third public address announcer in the 19-year history of the NFL franchise. He will announce all 10 of the Panthers' 2013 home games at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Additionally, the new employee of the Panther Vision department could also serve as the public address announcer for the ACC Championship game (Dec. 7) and the Belk Bowl (Dec. 28), two events the organization hosts during the final month of the year.
This new opportunity will not preclude him from continuing his Liberty Flames broadcasting duties or serving as the audio coordinator for the Liberty Athletics Marketing office, positions he has held since 2009.
Pierce has done the play-by-play broadcasts (including radio and TV) for Liberty baseball since 2005, including six Big South Championship games and four NCAA Regional contests. Pierce also hosts the pregame show and serves as sideline and locker room reporter during all Liberty football radio broadcasts.
Pierce assists with play-by-play broadcasting for various other Liberty sports, including selected men's and women's basketball, softball, soccer and field hockey games. He additionally serves as the primary website reporter for LibertyFlames.com and produces all radio promos for Liberty athletics events and ticket sales.
Pierce recently earned a pair of awards, assisting in the production of a Telly award-winning video documenting "The Slide" from the 1992 NLCS featuring Liberty alumnus Sid Bream. He also produced a Liberty baseball radio promo which captured best in the nation honors at the 2013 NACDA convention.
Outside of Liberty, Pierce has broadcasted Danville Braves (rookie affiliate for the Atlanta Braves) baseball games since 2007 on the radio and Internet, including the 2007 and 2009 Appalachian League Championship series and playoff games in both 2011 and 2012.
The native of Atlanta, Ga., who has worked in radio broadcasting since 2001, is a member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Pierce graduated from Liberty in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.