“Ladies and gentlemen, the Reds are honored by millions of Tri-State residents who are proud to call themselves Reds fans,” boomed the Reds PA announcer at Great American Ballpark this past Saturday night (July 12, 2014).
“Tonight, we are very pleased to welcome back one of those fans, who is now in television news, Anchor Bill Hemmer. A graduate of Elder High School and Miami University, Bill worked locally at WLWT-TV (Channel 5) and WCPO-TV (Channel 9) before making his way to the national stage.”
“Along the way, Bill has covered some of the most important news stories of the last 20 years, including the Sept. 11 attacks. several Presidential Elections, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and The War in Iraq.”
“And now, as he makes his way out to the mound for the Ceremonial First Pitch, Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s give a big round of applause for Cincinnati native Bill Hemmer! (to be caught by the Reds‘ Chris Heisey)!”
Much love to Bob, Walt, Bryan and the entire Cincinnati @Reds organization for the honor. #Blessed #Beliebe