Chad Brillante hosts “The Drive” on ESPN Pensacola from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. He has been a sports radio host in the Panhandle of Florida for over 7 years. After the family moved from Boston, Chad grew up in Melbourne, Fla. before Chad attended and graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2008 with a degree in Radio/Television Broadcasting.
Chad’s college baseball career as a pitcher at UCF ended after tearing his rotator cuff in 2004. In 2005, he began his first job in broadcasting with ESPN 1080 Orlando. After 3 years in Orlando he moved to Las Vegas to work as a play by play commentator with the Toronto Blue Jays AAA baseball affiliate, the Las Vegas 51er’s. While in Vegas, Chad hosted a Daily MLB radio show for the Prime Sports Network. He moved to Fort Walton Beach in 2010 and began working as a sports talk show host, as well as various College Sports Networks including ESPN U, PSB Sports, and The American Network calling events like the College World Series and the Final 4 in Kansas.
Chad now resides in Pensacola with his wife Brittany and daughter Leighton.
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