Ron Flatter is an on-air host for VSiN.
With 40 years of sports journalism experience from four networks on two continents, longtime New York broadcaster Ron Flatter is coming to VSiN.
Flatter, 57, most recently worked as a free-lance broadcaster in New York, where he was heard regularly on SiriusXM, CBS Sports Radio, WFAN and 1010 WINS. Before that he worked at ESPN and Fox News Radio. He worked with VSiN host Brent Musburger from 1993-2004 producing ESPN Radio SportsBeat.
Flatter's career has taken from his hometown of Chico, Calif., to stops around the country and even three years as the in-house, international correspondent in Melbourne, Australia, for RSN927, a station for which he continues to report on worldwide sports as he has since 2004.
With a wide knowledge of sports both domestic and foreign, Flatter has covered 12 Super Bowls, soccer's World Cup and multiple Olympics, World Series, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals.
Flatter's coverage of sports gambling has been centered primarily on horse racing. He has covered the last 10 runnings of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes and Breeders' Cup, the last nine editions of the Arlington Million and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in addition to the Pegasus World Cup, Dubai World Cup and British Champion Stakes. His time in Australia also took him to three Spring Racing Carnivals that include the Melbourne Cup and Cox Plate.
Based in Las Vegas, Flatter is married with a step-daughter who lives in Austria with her two grandchildren.
In his words . . .
“I have vague memories of World Series and Olympics when I was growing up in the ’60s in northern California. But the first big sports event I remember watching was the 1967 Ice Bowl, when my dad was practically spitting his disgust with the poor playing conditions. At age 8, I was more fascinated that the Packers and Cowboys were battling over a foot of frozen real estate in minus-13 weather. After that I wanted to be Oscar Madison working in a press box covering games, and then on the radio and then at a network, all the while wanting at some point in my life to live overseas and in New York. Check, check, check, check and check.”
Favorite athlete of all-time: Willie Mays
Favorite sporting event ever attended: Usain Bolt setting the 100- and 200-meter world records in 2009 in Berlin.
Favorite concerts attended: Bruce Springsteen in East Hartford, 2003; Count Basie, Chico, 1983; Hugh Masakela, Johannesburg, 2010.
My “did you know” moment: I won $70,500 on “The Weakest Link” in 2001.