Posted on January 1, 2023

NC State Announcer Gary Hahn Suspended for Offensive Comment About Immigrants

Timothy Rapp, Bleacher Report, December 30, 2022

NC State football and men’s basketball play-by-play announcer Gary Hahn has been suspended indefinitely after making an offensive comment about immigrants and the city of El Paso {snip}

{snip} Hahn was announcing the score of the Sun Bowl during the broadcast of the Duke’s Mayo Bowl between Maryland and NC State when he said, “amongst all the illegal aliens down in El Paso it’s UCLA 14 and Pittsburgh 6.”


Hahn is employed by Learfield Communications and has been broadcasting NC State football and men’s basketball games since 1991. He was named the North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year in both 2011 and 2020.


El Paso has seen as many as 2,500 migrants reaching the city per day, according to Mayor Oscar Leeser, and the city has declared a state of emergency.