Tim Cates

Born and raised in Southern California, Tim was a standout 2-sport athlete  in high school, earning ALL-CIF honors in baseball. After a brief stint  at LA Valley College, Tim attended UCLA, where he graduated with a  Bachelor's Degree in History. While at UCLA, he worked at the student  station KLA 91.9FM, and also started an internship at XTRA SPORTS.

Following his graduation from UCLA, Tim started full time at  XTRA, producing several different radio shows. With a strong work ethic  and a large rolodex, Tim quickly rose through the ranks, before being  named Executive Producer in 2000.

In the spring of 2001, Tim got his  on-air opportunity at XTRA, when he traveled with the Lakers during the  NBA Finals. From there, his youthful voice was used on a regular basis,  as a reporter and weekend update anchor. Tim has traveled the  country reporting from Super Bowls, NCAA Final Fours, MLB All-Star Games  and NBA Finals.

In April of 2004, Tim was named the night-time update anchor  at XTRA Sports AM 570. As well as his work Monday through Friday,  Tim was also the studio host for the UCLA Radio Network. In multiple  years, he was named one of the "Great 8 Sports/News Anchors" in Southern California by the Los Angeles Daily News.

In January of 2009, Tim left KLAC and was hired by Directv  Sports to work on the nationally syndicated Tony Bruno Show. He served  as Executive Producer and co-host on the show for three years.

Tim is currently the Executive Producer of The Petros & Money Show on AM 570 LA Sports. He also is the host of Dodgers on Deck and one of the hosts on DodgerTalk on The Los Angeles Dodgers Radio Network. 

Tim also works for Compass Media Networks, as a studio host  on the Oakland Raiders broadcast. He also is part of their NCAA College  Football and College Basketball coverage.

You can see Tim on KNBC-TV as a panelist on Going Roggin. He is also a regular contributor on SportsNet LA's Dodgers TV. 

Tim currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three daughters. 

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