Cody Marcroft started announcing high school ice hockey games when he was an eighth grader at Portland’s Lincoln Middle School. He quickly discovered a passion for sports broadcasting.
Five years later, Cody has spent more than 100 hours doing play-by-play and color for games airing on TV3, Portland’s educational access television station. His careful research and enthusiastic banter have won him lots of fans. He’s also built up an impressive portfolio that should help him pursue his goal of studying sports broadcasting in college and eventually working in the field.
A lifelong sports fan, Cody began thinking about a future career in sports broadcasting while in middle school. In 2005, he attended a TV3 workshop on sports broadcasting with Lee Goldberg, sports reporter and anchor at WCSH6. A family friend, Mike Verville, saw Cody at the workshop and asked if he wanted to help broadcast Deering High School boys’ ice hockey games.