Chris Arnold – Mavs Game Night Emcee
Chris Arnold has been a part of the Mavericks broadcasting department since 1996.Chris works currently as the team’s in-arena game night emcee. He also continues to be involved in many of the team’s off the court promotions in a variety of functions including public speaking, marketing initiatives and other broadcast endeavors.Chris Arnold has been a media fixture in the Dallas /Ft. Worth for decades, but his broadcasting career actually began in Memphis, Tennessee. At the age of 14, Chris hit the airwaves at WLOK radio and hasn’t stopped since. He continued working in radio and television while earning a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. After he graduated he was hired at K104 radio as sports director. He was heard every morning as part of the “Skip Murphy And Company Show”. His remarkable 30 year stint at K104 was the longest uninterrupted weekday tenure of any radio sports figure in Texas history. Since leaving K104 radio, Skip Murphy and Company have gone viral. Riding the wave of social media that’s changing the way the world receives entertainment, “SMAC” is now online, on demand, and heard thru smart phone apps worldwide.
In the world of sports talk radio, Chris remains a popular fixture hosting “The Chris Arnold Show” on CBS radio KRLD FM “The Fan” on Saturdays from 10am – 2pm.
Chris also hosted his own highly rated sports talk show from 1995-1999 in Sports Radio 1310 “The Ticket”. DFW sports radio listeners still quote lines made famous by his show, such as, “movie watching is a sport.” and “people do love lists.”
Since 1996, Chris has been an integral part of the NBA’s World Champion Dallas Mavericks broadcast team, serving as the Mavs courtside reporter on television and as his current role as game night emcee. In addition to his Mavericks correspondence, his television experience included working as a sports reporter at WFAA TV in Dallas . Chris’ work garnered a regional sports Emmy. Prior to WFAA, he wrote, produced, and hosted “On The Beam” a syndicated African American entertainment television show that was seen by more than 20 million households in 46 cities across the US, Japan, the Caribbean, and in 17 countries in Africa.
Chris has covered every major sporting event the world has to offer: 25 Super Bowls, 21 NBA Finals, 2 Olympics, 13 Final Fours, 8 World Series, 26 Championship Boxing Title Fights, 25 NBA All Star Games, 8 Baseball All Star Games, 5 Pro Bowls, 15 College Football Bowl Games and even the World Cup.
Chris is also a very popular speaker and host. He’s spoken at major corporate seminars, civic groups, schools, charities, Churches, sports banquets and more. From hosting events to providing career guidance to our youth, he truly enjoys reaching out and changing lives.