Best of the Bay 2012: BEST VOICE OF VICTORY



Whether it's Pablo Sandoval stepping into the box or a struggling rookie trying to catch a break, the next batter up at AT&T park is always ushered in with unwavering excitement and energy. That recognizable voice pinging around the field belongs to Renel Brooks-Moon. For 12 years, she has served as the announcer for your San Francisco Giants. Born in Oakland, Brooks-Moon currently puts the Bay Area on the map as having the only female announcer — and one of the first African American announcers — in Major League Baseball. From the team's near-World Series victory in 2002 to the eventual 2010 World Series win, Brooks-Moon's voice has narrated the Giants' most shining moments. She's even done what most of the players can't: earn a spot in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Heads-up to you non-sports fans, Brooks-Moon has also hosted 98.1 KISS FM's Renel and Christie in the Morning, for 15 years.