Josh Lewin is a man of bi-coastal talent, and will expand that role this upcoming college football season. Lewin, who has been Howie Rose's partner in the Mets radio booth since replacing Wayne Hagin in 2012, will take over as the play-by-play man for UCLA Bruins football and basketball starting this upcoming season.
Lewin has extensive experience in football, working as a sideline reporter and broadcaster in the past and becoming the radio voice of the San Diego Chargers in 2005. Lewin has called Big Ten Network football and basketball games as recently as last season, and there's no word on if that will continue. However, he has confirmed that he will continue to work for both the Mets and Chargers.
In its release announcing the news, UCLA highlights the day that Lewin called both a San Diego Chargers game and Game 5 of the World Series in the same day:
This past November, Lewin gained national attention for calling the Chargers' 29-26 loss to the Ravens in Baltimore, then chartering a private plane — at his own expense — to get to Citi Field in time for Game 5 of the 2015 World Series between the Mets and Kansas City Royals.
Congratulations to Josh, who is deservedly a very busy man!