A Knoxville native, Joel Silverberg became the play-by-play voice of the Ice Bears ahead of the 2014-15 campaign. He is responsible for announcing, producing and engineering all Ice Bears game broadcasts. In addition to his work with the Ice Bears, Joel has been heard around East Tennessee calling high school football, minor league baseball and University of Tennessee baseball on the Vol Network and WatchESPN.
A graduate of Piedmont College in Demorest, GA, Joel served as the school’s Radio Station Manager, as well as the voice of Piedmont baseball, basketball and volleyball. During that time, he also called high school softball and college basketball games for WCON in Cornelia, GA. He grew up an avid fan of the University of Tennessee, as well as the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators. He and his wife, Hannah, currently reside in Tennessee with their daughter.