The Orioles today announced that Adrienne Roberson has been named the club’s new public address announcer, the first female voice in franchise history. She is the fourth active female PA announcer in Major League Baseball, joining Renel Brooks-Moon (San Francisco Giants), Marysol Castro (New York Mets), and Amelia Schimmel (Oakland Athletics).
“This is a dream come true, and I am honored to be the next voice of Oriole Park at Camden Yards,” said Roberson. “To be able to cultivate my passion, bring my voice to our historic ballpark, and announce the same players I saw come through our minor league system as they now make their way to Oriole Park at Camden Yards is incredibly exciting. I know the future of Birdland is very bright.”
The 2021 season marks Roberson’s 20th in professional baseball. She joins the Orioles after spending the last 17 years as the PA announcer for the Bowie Baysox, the organization’s Double-A affiliate. During her time with the Baysox, Roberson made several appearances as a guest public address announcer for the Orioles, including during Mother’s Day Weekend celebrations for each of the past five seasons.
“We are excited to have Adrienne assume the full-time role as the voice of Oriole Park,” said Greg Bader, Orioles Senior Vice President, Administration & Experience. “After working several Orioles games over the past ten seasons and serving as the voice of the Baysox for nearly two decades, she is familiar with our players throughout the entire Orioles system, and we are proud to now regularly feature her voice, one that many of our fans already know and love, on a nightly basis.”
Roberson has also spent the last eight years as a PA announcer for Georgetown University Athletics, announcing men’s lacrosse, softball, soccer, and volleyball games. She began her career with the Knoxville Smokies, the Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, where she spent two seasons. Away from sports, Roberson records audiobooks and voiceovers, serves as a board-operator at SiriusXM, and works for Archbishop Spalding in Severn, Md. as their Attendance Coordinator.
A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Roberson received her Bachelor of Science in Communication, Broadcasting, and Sports Management from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1997. She currently resides in Odenton, Md. with her family.