Interview with Bay Area radio superstar

September 15, 2008 4:43:05 PM PDT
Bay Area broadcast legend and public address announcer for the San Francisco Giants, Renel Brooks-Moon, will celebrate her 50th birthday during a star-studded affair, Sat., September 20th, 8:00 p.m., AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, who this season also celebrate 50 years of baseball in the City by the Bay.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Friends of Faith, Incorporated, http://www.faithfancher.org.

The star-studded evening will feature celebrity guest host, comedian and Bay Area native son, Mark Curry (Hangin' With Mr. Cooper), entertainment by Oakland's own Grammy nominated En Vogue, the world renowned Glide Ensemble Choir, two DJs and other surprise guests. Tickets are $75 to $150. Visit http://www.sfgvoice.com for more details.

More event details:

WHAT/WHO: Renel Brooks-Moon 50th Birthday Celebration
WHEN: Saturday September 20, 2008, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
WHERE: AT & T Park, The home of the San Francisco Giants! Club Level
EVENT: *Your Host for the evening will be the hilarious MARK CURRY!

*LIVE PERFORMANCE BY EN VOGUE!
*Special muscial tribute by the World Renowned GLIDE ENSEMBLE!
*Two DeeJays live and in the Mix Jamming 50 years of Renel's favorites.. from Motown to Kanye West! * Celebrity Guests!
*Enjoy a Martini bar, Tequila bar, chocolate fountain and all of Renel's Favorite Carbs! Along with Renel, the Giants are also celebrating 50 years! A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO FRIENDS OF FAITH INC. (http://www.faithfancher.org).

About Renel Brooks-Moon:
Born in Oakland, California, Renel is a graduate of Woodside High School and Mills College. Her broadcasting career began in 1985 as "Rockin Renel" on legendary radio station 610 KFRC. She has been on the microphone and in front of a camera ever since!

Renel is a three-time Northern California Emmy nominee for her contributions as entertainment correspondent on CBS-5, and as sports correspondent on Fox SportsNet Bay Area (now Comcast SportsNet Bay Area).

In 2000, Renel was selected as the Public Address Announcer for the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. She has been a part of the Park's inaugural Opening Day, Barry Bonds' batting and home run records, and the Giants league and division championships. Renel made history when she became the first woman to announce a professional sport World Championship during the 2002 World Series. Her scorecard from Game 3 is enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. History repeated itself in 2007 when Renel served as Public Address Announcer for the 2007 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at AT&T Park.

On May 17th, 2008, Renel received an honorary doctorate of Arts and Letters from her alma mater, Mills College. On July 15th, 2008, Renel was voted in to the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.

Renel is a founding member of Friends of Faith, Incorporated, a non-profit organization dedicated to breast cancer awareness and prevention, and has served on the board of the San Francisco Giants Community Fund. Renel's professional and community work has been honored by Girls Inc. of the Island City, American Women in Radio and Television, the National Council of Negro Women, 100 Black Women of the Bay Area, the Glide Foundation, and several others. This fall, she will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Bay Area Black Journalists Association.


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