an overview of work and skills

Barry & Friends

  • Barry Inducted into NorCal Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Click here.
  • Legends of Bay Area TV—Barry Tompkins Click here.


Just in case you don't have your fill of my blather from words and pictures, I'll be appearing at the following:

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Broadcast Schedule

Thursday, February 26

Basketball: St. Mary's @ USF

Saturday, February 28

Basketball: San Diego @ Portland

FrIday, March 6

Basketball: West Coast Conference Tournament, Las Vegas

About Barry Tompkins biography

Barry was born and raised in San Francisco and began his career in local television there at KPIX-TV in 1968. Since then he has spent five years at NBC, ten years at HBO, eight years at ESPN, and the past fourteen years at Fox Sports.

His credits include play-by-play commentary of The Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl, the NCAA Final Four, eight Olympic Games, The Tour de France, Wimbledon, the French Open and the U.S. Open Tennis, the World Gymnastics Championships, World Swimming and Diving Championships, World Figure Skating Championships, and horse racing’s Triple Crown, World Cup Skiing, San Francisco Giants baseball, and over 100 World Championship fights.

In addition he has covered the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA golf events, The Indy 500, Baseball World Series, hockey’s Stanley Cup, and the Soccer World Cup.

Barry is in his 30th year as the voice of Pac-10 Conference Football and Basketball for Fox Sports Net and continues to broadcast a wide variety of events on national television.

In addition to his broadcasting work, Barry writes a humor column for the Marin Independent Journal and is a contributing columnist for Comcast Sports News Bay Area.

He is married to author Joan Ryan. They live in Marin County, California with their son Ryan, 23, and their dog Rosie.