Robert Braunstein – Executive Producer / Host
Robert is in his 25th year covering high school sports in the Bay Area. In 1992, Robert created High School Sports Focus as the first show of its kind ever produced in a major television market. In 2002, Robert started his own production company to produce Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area in cooperation with the Cal-Hi Sports web site. Robert is a graduate of San Jose State University and earned a Masters in Journalism from the University of Missouri. Robert has won a variety of awards including two Emmys. In his time off, Robert spends lots of time with his wife, Ann, and his two children, Kelly and Daniel and of course his dogs Cosmo and Mac. Robert loves his Monday night poker game, watching movies, and following the high school athletes he has covered, who are now in the college and the pros. If you get a chance, send him an e-mail to keep in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org. Fun note Robert won big on the game show Classic Concentration with host Alex Trebec.
Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area is a comprehensive highlight and feature program, covering more than 170 high schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The show airs each week in prime time on Sunday nights at 6 and 10 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet California and replays throughout the week.
The show is co-hosted by Robert Braunstein and Marissa Lovus. Cal-Hi Sports bay Area is produced using all digital equipment and is edited on computer for a clean look with sparkling highlights every week. The studio is based at the Silver Creek Sportsplex in south San Jose.
With a combined 25 years of experience covering high school sports on television, Robert has created and produced the first-ever high school sports show to air in a major television market. Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area is viewed in more than 50,000 homes each week and was named best high school sports show in the nation by Student Sports. Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area is committed to showing the best in Bay Area High School Sports all year long. We hope you will join us this season!
Marissa Lovus – Co-Host
Marissa is in her fourth season on Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area and her third year as Co-Anchor of the show. Marissa is also Co-Executive Producer. Marissa is a graduate of San Jose State University where she was a sports reporter and anchor for Update News. Growing up in sunny Southern California, Marissa was a Varsity Cheerleader at Claremont high school. Sports have always played a big role in Marissa’s life. When she wasn’t watching sports on television with her dad, she was attending several sporting events. Little known fact: Marissa played a bratty younger sister in an acne commercial featuring actor Adam Brody.
Taylor Lambert – Reporter
Taylor kicks off his second season as a reporter for Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area. A graduate of San Francisco State University, Taylor enjoyed every second of his Gator career and is glad to be back in the Bay Area after leaving for his career. Stops along the way included Sports Director at KTVF in Fairbanks, Alaska where he covered such well known sports as Mushing and Rifle! Most recently Taylor was up the North Coast in Eureka, CA where he covered sports for KIEM Channel 3. Taylor’s career has taken him all over the country but now it’s time to get back into the Bay Area sports scene. Fun Fact: After a winter in Alaska at -40 degrees, Taylor is thankful to still have all 10 toes and 10 fingers.
Danielle Alvari – Reporter
Danielle joins the Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area team this year as a reporter. She was born and raised in the Bay Area, attended Foothill High School, and grew up watching all the Bay Area sports teams. A former UCLA cheerleader and Sports Illustrated Cheerleader of the Week, she has spent her fair share of time on the sidelines. After UCLA, Danielle spent a year working as a Sports Anchor and Reporter in Cheyenne, WY for CBS 5. Something you might not guess about Danielle is that she loves to play sports and lettered in 4 varsity sports in high school including cheerleading, swimming, track and field, and wrestling.
Daniel is in his fifth season as a free lance photographer / editor / graphic artist for Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area. Daniel has a great interest in video game design and analysis and has worked for a local video game start up. A graduate of Bellarmine Prep Daniel is finishing his degree right night in Digital Media.
Fun fact, Daniel is a dinosaur expert, go ahead ask him a question!