Greg Kerr

Sports Anchor

Greg Kerr
Greg Kerr
Sports Anchor

I have been a sportscaster since 1983, the past 22 years with KBAK-TV here in Bakersfield. I can honestly say I am blessed to have a job which I have a passion for, and look forward to each and every day. In particular, local sports which is something ESPN and other national outlets cannot replicate. Local sports is our lifeline. I love to watch people compete, to see athletes show their true emotions in both victory and defeat. Working in Bakersfield has been a blessing as well, as I can call many of the coaches and athletes I cover friends.

I started my broadcast career in Billings, Montana. One year later, I was in Greenville, North Carolina before arriving in Bakersfield in 1987. Upon my arrival we kicked off our first season of Hometown Sports. My first impression was Bakersfield was such a great football town, and a place where our schools are in such close proximity to each other, sharing the same streets, shopping the same malls, that it would be a natural to have a show to document each season.

My time away from work is spent with my family, my wife Shauna, and my son Kyle. They are not only inspirations in my life, but two people who have made sacrifices along the way since this is not a 9 to 5 job. In addition to my wife and son, I recently became a grandfather when my stepdaughter Sherah (and her husband Nate) had a baby boy by the name of Ryker. Our family attends church at the First Assembly of God on California Avenue.

Should you like to contact me, I can be reached by e-mail using the link below.

You can e-mail me at gkerr@bakersfieldnow.com.

Recent stories by Greg Kerr

Sports NFL star wants to save CSUB wrestling program NFL star wants to save CSUB wrestling program(Video)
Former Cal State Bakersfield wrestler Stephen Neal can't believe the wrestling team won't be back next season. Neal wants to do everything in his power to help raise the money and do whatever it takes to try and save the program.
Sports Blaze fall apart, lose deciding game in San Jose Blaze fall apart, lose deciding game in San Jose(Video)
The Bakersfield Blaze held a 3-1 lead entering the seventh inning, and then it happened. Six wild pitches later, the San Jose Giants were on their way to a 12-3 win in the fifth and deciding game of the Northern Division playoff series.
Sports Blaze outslug Nuts, force Game 3 Blaze outslug Nuts, force Game 3(Video)
The Bakersfield Blaze and Modesto Nuts combined to hit nine home runs in Game 2 of the opening-round playoff series. The Blaze overcame an early 4-0 deficit, using a seven-run sixth inning to force a third and decisive game in the series.
Sports Renegades lose starting running back to injury Renegades lose starting running back to injury(Video)
One game into the 2009 season, the Bakersfield College Renegades have lost starting running back Andre Smith to an ankle injury. Smith rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns in their season opening 33-14 win over Fresno City College.
Sports Blaze prepare for playoffs Blaze prepare for playoffs(Video)
The Bakersfield Blaze open the first round of the Cal League playoffs with a game Wednesday night at Modesto. Games 2 and 3, if necessary, will be played Thursday and Friday at Sam Lynn Ballpark.
Sports Kern native back in Calif. after U.S. Amateur run Kern native back in Calif. after U.S. Amateur run(Video)
Fresno State sophomore Bhavik Patel is back in California after making a run into the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship in Tulsa, Okla. Patel, who hails from Bakersfield, spent the better part of the last week on national television.
Sports Carr battles to lead Fresno State Carr battles to lead Fresno State(Video)
Fresno State football coach Pat Hill called Derek Carr's knowledge of the game "light years" ahead of any true freshman to enter the program. Carr remains in a two-man battle with Ryan Colburn for the starting job at quarterback.
Sports BC names starting QB BC names starting QB(Video)
Bakersfield College Renegades head coach Jeff Chudy has settled for a new starting quarterback for the 2009 season. Chudy will give Logan Kilgore first shot under center.
Sports '09 Football Preview: Taft Wildcats '09 Football Preview: Taft Wildcats(Video)
Taft coach Steve Sprague has high expectations for the 2009 season -- one reason is running back Cody Shirreffs. The Wildcats, coming off a 7-4 season last year, look to contend for the South Sequoia League title this season.
Sports Blaze whip error-prone Ports Blaze whip error-prone Ports(Video)
The Bakersfield Blaze used two Stockton errors to score five unearned runs on their way to a 10-2 win at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Tanner Rourke pitched six innings of one-run ball to pick up his eighth win against no losses.
Sports Jam introduce new head coach Jam introduce new head coach(Video)
Will Voigt is leaving the cold of Vermont to make Bakersfield home as the new head coach of the Bakersfield Jam. Voigt becomes the third head coach in franchise history. The 33-year-old agreed to a two-year contract with the Jam.
Sports Blaze strike out in 14 inning loss Blaze strike out in 14 inning loss(Video)
The Bakersfield Blaze wasted a six inning, 11 strikeout performance by starting pitcher Ryan Tatusko. The Blaze scored their lone run in the first inning, losing to the Ports 2-1 in 14 innings.
Sports '09 Football Preview: Centennial Golden Hawks '09 Football Preview: Centennial Golden Hawks (Video)
The Centennial Golden Hawks are aiming for a return to the top of the Southwest Yosemite League. Coach Bryan Nixon will have returning quarterback Cody Kessler to lead the attack on offense.
Sports '09 Football Preview: South High Rebels '09 Football Preview: South High Rebels(Video)
The South High Rebels intend to improve upon their five-win season of a year ago. John Wren led his Rebels to the playoffs and now they want another taste of the postseason.
Sports Ex-Stockdale star Hobson signs with Blue Jays Ex-Stockdale star Hobson signs with Blue Jays(Video)
Former Stockdale Mustangs slugger K.C. Hobson, a sixth-round pick in June's amateur draft, signed with the Toronto Blue Jays. Hobson, who hit 15 home runs during his senior year, just completed a successful summer at the Cape Cod league hitting .450.
Sports Local product Miller, Blaze shut down San Jose Local product Miller, Blaze shut down San Jose(Video)
The Bakersfield Blaze completed a three game sweep of first place San Jose with a 2-1 win. Former Ridgeview High, Bakersfield College and Fresno State pitcher Justin Miller pitched one and a third innings to record his first save.