Broadcasters, PensTV and Media Relations
Pittsburgh native Paul Steigerwald is in his eighth season as play-by-play announcer for Penguins telecasts on ROOT SPORTS.
He spent six seasons as the radio voice of the Penguins and the previous 14 seasons as color commentator on Penguins TV and radio broadcasts.
“Staggy,” a tireless worker and interviewer, is well-known by coaches and players across the NHL.
Steigerwald developed his interest in hockey as a youngster in the South Hills – in part because his neighbor, former Penguins GM Jack Riley, gave local kids tickets to attend Penguins games.
He attended Kent State University, where he worked as one of the hockey club’s broadcasters, and began his professional broadcasting career with the Johnstown Red Wings (EHL) in 1979.
Steigerwald joined the Penguins organization in 1980 as director of marketing and also served as intermission host for radio and television broadcasts. In 1985, he joined the broadcast team as a color commentator.
He left the Penguins front office in 1988 for a position in the sports department of KDKA-TV, but still maintained his color commentator duties.
In addition, Steigerwald served as play-by-play broadcaster with the Altoona Curve baseball club during the 2005, ’06 and ’07 seasons.