The Dean’s List with Jeff Dean
Jeff Dean was born in Tucson, AZ in 1976 (obviously from the picture) and born into a heavily sports-influenced family, Jeff was quickly introduced to Arizona sports and specifically the rivalry between Arizona State and the University of Arizona. His father’s side being ASU alums while his mother’s side being U of A alums. Jeff also realized at an early age that he had an affinity for radio broadcasts and a natural gift of gab, which is what drove him to land his first radio job at the age of 19 when he began working for Owen’s Broadcasting in Tempe.
He has since spent 20+ years in radio broadcasting and his love for sports naturally led him into the talk radio industry which culminated in an afternoon drive radio show in Phoenix in the mid-2000s. Recently, Jeff has partnered with a pair of local entrepreneurs to grow a live entertainment business in the Valley, a job which keeps him busy full-time.
His true dream, however, became a reality in 2014 when he was asked to become the Public Address announcer for the University of Arizona Men’s Basketball team at McKale Center. Jeff’s success, professionalism, and golden voice has recently landed him another job, this time as the radio color analyst for Arizona Wildcats Basketball on the IMG Sports Radio Network. Working alongside 29 year veteran Brian Jeffries has taught Jeff a lot about this new venture and he plans to pursue more opportunities to do live game radio.