Atlanta Braves Announce 2023 TV Broadcast Crew, Paul Byrd and Brian Jordan are out

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Bally Sports South announced the 2023 Atlanta Braves broadcast team on Twitter Monday morning. In addition to Brandon Gaudin, who was introduced as the new play-by-play announcer, the network also announced more two additions and two more departures.

Brandon Gaudin, as announced last month, will take over for Chip Caray. The 39-year-old has worked on Fox Sports and the Big Network calling NFL, MLB, college football, and basketball games, but he's likely most recognizable as the voice of the Madden NFL franchise.

Jeff Francoeur, Nick Green and Peter Moylan return as game analysts from last year, and Tom Glavine returns after a one-year hiatus as well. While he's not listed, Mark Bowman of has reported that John Smoltz could see some time in the Braves booth as well.

Kelly Crull returns as the on-field reporter and will share time with newcomer, Lauren Jbara. Jbara will be familiar to Atlanta Hawks fans, as she has been a reporter for Hawks broadcasts on Bally Sports since 2021.

Both Crull and Jbara, as well as Ashley ShahAhmadi, will also appear on Braves LIVE as hosts when Treavor Scales is out.

Scales returns as the primary host of Braves LIVE for the second consecutive year with Green, Moylan, and Gordon Beckham all returning to Braves LIVE.

Former Braves pitcher Kris Medlen also joins the Braves LIVE crew. Medlen pitched with the Braves from 2009-2013.

In addition to Chip Caray, there are two additional departures from the team. Former pitcher Paul Byrd leaves the crew after several years with the team. Several Braves beat writers announced that Byrd had stepped away for personal reasons.

Brian Jordan also departs after over a decade with the broadcast team. He declined an opportunity to return.

While this is the crew that will start the year with the team, it's important to note that Bally Sports parent company, Diamond Sports Group, has filed for bankruptcy. The network has announced its expectation to produce every game. HTHB Contributor, Fred Owens recently broke down the situation.