A native Pittsburgher, Zangrilli began his broadcasting career while a sophomore at Keystone Oaks High School for the MSA Sports Network before moving on to obtain his degree from Clarion University. While at Clarion, Dan broadcast Golden Eagles football and basketball and also woke up to do mornings at WCUC-FM.
Zangrilli also spent five years (2006-2010) as a minor league play-by-play broadcaster and Communications Director for the State College Spikes and the Altoona Curve.
Zangrilli joined CBS Radio-Pittsburgh in 2007 as a sports update anchor at NewsRadio 1020 KDKA and still serves the same capacity at The Fan. In 2012, Dan added to his duties as co-host of the Pirates pre-game and post-game shows.
He’s a ground ball machine that is an absolute monster getting the Pirates out of jams.
Pirates Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting addressed his team and then the media under overcast skies at Pirate City late Wednesday morning.
Injuries have beset Francisco Cervelli in a big way, for a long time. He hasn’t caught more than 49 games since the 2010 season, when he caught a career-high 93.
Gregory Polanco is beefing up.
Jordy Mercer simply plans to keep doing what he does best– produce
Francisco Liriano cites that the big reason he came back to the Pirates wasn’t exactly because of money – though the Pirates did what turned out to be a bidding war – he re-signed with the Bucs because, as he put it, “It’s like family here and we have a chance to win not only this year but for the next few years.”
Pitchers and catchers reported on Wednesday to Bradenton, Florida. Though many players have been at Pirate City for a little while, today is what many consider the official “start” of the 2015 baseball season.
Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage joined Dan Zangrilli on Bucco Talk a few days before pitchers and catchers report to Bradenton.
New Pirates utility man Sean Rodriguez joined Dan Zangrilli Saturday on Bucco Talk.
Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon joined Dan Zangrilli on Bucco Talk.
Pitcher Clayton Richard, a hopeful to make the Pirates rotation in 2015, joined Dan Zangrilli on Bucco Talk.
Pirates president Frank Coonelly joined Dan Zangrilli Saturday morning on Bucco Talk.
Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington joined Dan Zangrilli on Bucco Talk Saturday morning.
Pirates reliever John Holdzkom burst onto the scene late last year giving the Pirates a nice boost down the stretch and he joined Dan Zangrilli at PirateFest to talk about building off that momentum this year.
Pirates Starter AJ Burnett has made it known he’s thrilled to back in Pittsburgh pitching for the Pirates and he reiterated that point with Dan Zangrilli at PirateFest.