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Mitch Holthus Speaker & Booking Information

Kansas City Chiefs Play-by-Play Announcer
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Mitch Holthus Biography

Best Known For:

  • Serving as “The Voice of the Chiefs” since 1994, marking him as the longest-tenured announcer in the history of the franchise.
  • Coined the term “Chiefs Kingdom” to encapsulate the team's fan base, alongside numerous memorable catchphrases.
  • Leading the play-by-play commentary for the Missouri Valley Conference for over two decades.
  • Recipient of five Emmy Awards for his outstanding contributions to sports broadcasting.

Best Booked For:

  • Sports Broadcasting Seminars: Sharing insights into the art of play-by-play commentary, building a connection with the audience, and crafting memorable moments in sports broadcasting.
  • Motivational Speaking for Teams and Coaches: Drawing on the themes of courage, resilience, and teamwork as embodied in his iconic calls, to inspire sports teams and coaches.
  • Sports Marketing and Fan Engagement Conferences: Discussing the creation and impact of branding elements like “Chiefs Kingdom” in cultivating fan communities and enhancing team identity.

Speaker Strengths:

  • Master Storyteller: Holthus's ability to weave compelling narratives during games brings the action to life, making him a captivating speaker on storytelling in sports.
  • Engaging Presenter: Known for his dynamic delivery and infectious enthusiasm, he can engage and energize audiences across various events.
  • Expert in Fan Engagement: His creation of “Chiefs Kingdom” showcases his expertise in building and nurturing fan bases, making him a valuable speaker on community building and brand loyalty in sports.

Background Info:

Mitch Holthus, renowned for his energetic and iconic calls, has become an integral part of the Kansas City Chiefs' identity through his unparalleled tenure as the team's play-by-play announcer. 


His famous exclamations,  from "IT'S TIME TO PUT THE HAMMER DOWN" to "tasting the sweet nectar of the end zone" echo through the homes and hearts of Chiefs fans, encapsulating moments of triumph and celebration. Beyond his catchphrases, Holthus has been instrumental in shaping the narrative of the games, bringing unparalleled passion and insight to his commentary. His contributions extend beyond the NFL, having left a significant mark on college sports through his work with the Missouri Valley Conference. Holthus's accolades, including multiple Kansas Sportscaster of the Year awards and hall of fame inductions, underscore his impact on sports broadcasting. 


His legacy is not only defined by his voice but also by his ability to connect with fans, embodying the spirit of the teams he represents.

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