Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations
Email Dan (DBesbris@BakersfieldBlaze.com)
Dan's Los Angeles Offseason Direct Phone Line: (424) 248-0866
2013 marks year number three in the Blaze tenure of team broadcaster, Dan Besbris. Originally from Los Angeles, Dan spent his collegiate years at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. Putting his science background to minimal use (Dan was admitted to Medical School before opting to change career paths), Dan worked as a volunteer broadcaster for the U.C. Davis Athletics Department before spending two years in Visalia with the rival Oaks (Rawhide). Dan fought the chill in Michigan from 2009 to early 2011, where Besbris pioneered, hosted, and produced a daily podcast for the website Pregame.com, and where his wife Jessica received her MD. Dan and his bride make their offseason home in Los Angeles, where he can be reached at (424) 248-0866.
Dan has been a sports geek since the age of 4, and while his NCAA allegiance is entirely to the perennially middling California Golden Bears, Dan's favorite Pro sports teams all hail from Los Angeles (Dodgers, Lakers).
You can hear Dan nightly during the season through the Multimedia Link on this website, and locally on Smart-Talk AM-1230. Go Blaze!