Howard Kellman has been the play by play announcer for the Indianapolis Indians for 48 years and has been the play by play announcer at WHMB TV covering High School football and basketball games of the week for 31 years.
Howard Kellman majored in radio and television at Brooklyn College receiving his B.A. degree with Cum Laude honors in 1975. During those undergraduate years Howard was the radio and television voice of St. John’s basketball from 1973-75. He was a writer and producer for WINS Radio (New York City), the first ever all news station in the U.S.
While juggling the Indians and high school on-air jobs, Howard was Sports Director at WNDE in 1981, hosted radio shows on WXLW and WNDE called “Great Baseball Memories”. These programs were a series of vignettes Kellman put together with his baseball background. He also hosts a TV show “Inside the Indians” focusing on the Tribe airing on WHMB TV40.
Howard has covered the World Series, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, Notre Dame, Indiana State University, Purdue, and Indiana University Sports for CBS, ABC and AP Radio. There were times when he filled-in and did play-by-play for the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets and Cleveland Cavaliers and was a sideline reporter for Yale Football in 2012 on the YES television network, play-by-play announcer for the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Triple A World Series on ESPN2.
Howard was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018, Inducted into the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2015 and Inducted into the Indiana Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2002 he was the Indiana Sportscaster of the year.
Howard has broadcast for eight Championship Baseball Teams; the second most of any announcer in Baseball History. He has interviewed everybody from Michael Jordan and Major League Baseball Commissioner “Bud” Selig to Pete Rose and Larry Bird.
Howard’s motto is: PEP – Pursue Excellence Passionately and in addition to being an award winning sportscaster he is a professional speaker & accomplished author. Howard leads and speaks at Motivational and Sales Seminars in Indiana and throughout the United States. Associations and Corporations love listening to Howard share his humorous sports stories and life lessons.
Friday Nights April - October
Friday 10:00 PM ET
INSIDE THE INDIANS
Howard Kellman, the voice of the Indianapolis Indians takes you inside Victory Field, home of the Indianapolis Indians. You’ll hear from players, managers and others involved with the team, and get an inside perspective from those who are on the field every day.