Mitch Strohman is the play-by-play announcer for NAU-TV’s coverage of Lumberjack Sports. He also hosts two series, The Score and What’s Cooking. Since 1991, Mitch has been the TV or radio play-by-play voice of the NAU Lumberjacks. Mitch’s play-by-play of NAU Football, Basketball, volleyball and soccer can be heard on the Lumberjack Radio Network as well as on Fox Sports Arizona and Fox College Sports Net. Mitch’s weekly TV show “The Score” has given Lumberjack athletics a national platform on Fox Sports and his other television show, “What’s Cooking,” has become something of a cult classic in Flagstaff.
After starting his career in Iowa and South Dakota as a television sports anchor and reporter in the early 1980’s, Mitch moved to Lake Havasu City to become a radio morning show and news anchor in the Colorado River Valley. After a few years of dealing with Havasu Heat, Mitch moved to Flagstaff and he has now been a fixture in Flagstaff for nearly 25 years (with a two year stint as a news anchor/reporter in Phoenix mixed in). During his nearly quarter of a century in the Mountain Town, Mitch has been as an award-winning News and Sports Director at KAFF-Radio, a news anchor at KNAZ-TV2, sports-talk radio show host, spokesperson for the Flagstaff Unified School District, part-time teacher in the Northern Arizona University School of Communications, event emcee, voice-and commercial talent, Government Affairs Director with the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce and perhaps his best known role, as the voice of NAU sports on both TV and radio. Mitch is now also co-hosting “The Mitch and Joe Show;” a news and issue talk show on 105.1 FM radio The Big Talker.
As an Arizona broadcast journalist, Mitch has won dozens of statewide and national awards, including Arizona Broadcast Journalist of the Year, national best story coverage of the year and recognition from two different Arizona Governors for excellence in broadcast journalism.
Mitch’s community service work in Flagstaff has included serving on the boards of several non-profit agencies. Some have called Mitch “Flagstaff’s Emcee” as Mitch has emceed literally hundreds of events from parades to fundraisers. He’s been a regular, on-air fundraiser for nearly 20 years on public television station KAET, Channel Eight in Phoenix.