Larry McCarren added as Packers contributor to TODAY'S TMJ4

CREATED Jul 9, 2012 - UPDATED: Jul 9, 2012

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MILWAUKEE- Journal Broadcast Group has announced that Larry McCarren will expand his role with the company, he is already the analyst on Packers radio broadcasts, by contributing regular Packers coverage on TODAY'S TMJ4 (WTMJ-TV) and online, according to a press release issued by Journal Broadcast Group Executive Vice President Steve Wexler.

McCarren first joined Green Bay's broadcasts in 1995 and since 1999 has been paired with Wayne Larrivee.

Newsradio 620 WTMJ, also owned by Journal Broadcast Group, has been broadcasting the team's games since November of 1929, making it the flagship station of the Packers Radio Network, which is made up of 53 stations in 44 markets and six states.

McCarren was sports director at WFRV-TV in Green Bay since 1988; has been voted Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year four times (1994 1996, 2002, 2007) by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

McCarren was himself a Packer, playing for 12 seasons (1973-84) and 162 consecutive games. He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1982 and 1983, and inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1992.

"Packers fans have enjoyed Larry's work on the radio for many years and will now have the chance to see his detailed analysis and reporting on television in Milwaukee and online from anywhere in the world," said Journal Broadcast Group Executive Vice President Steve Wexler. 

"We are very proud to continue our work with Larry McCarren," added Carl Moll, director of network
operations for Journal Broadcast Group. "As a former player, he brings a special kind of insight that is highly focused on the how and why behind the plays of the games and Packers players."

"Journal Broadcast Group is a preeminent source for sports in the state and probably beyond, and certainly it is on the top of the hill as far as broadcasting sports on TV and radio," Larry McCarren said.  "To be able to join the company is an honor and a privilege."

The timing of the announcement comes just weeks before the start of Green Bay Packers' training camp begins later this month.