He embarked on his professional broadcasting career in 1986 at a Richmond, Ind., radio station, seguing to television in 1990 at WISH-TV, the CBS affiliate in Indianapolis, as a sports anchor/reporter. After more than five years at WISH-TV, Welch joined WNDY-TV, an independent station focusing on live sports coverage in Indianapolis. He served as play-by-play announcer for football, basketball, baseball and tennis, earning a regional Emmy Award in 1992 for sports programming. In 1999, he moved to WIBC, where he broke one of the state’s biggest sports stories ever -- the 2000 firing of Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight.
Vince’s live motor sports broadcasting career began in 1996 as pit reporter and turn announcer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network for its coverage of the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400, in addition to Indy Racing League races from other venues. He joined the motor sports television broadcasting world in 1999 as pit reporter for Indy Racing League telecasts on FOX Sports Net and TNN. When the series returned to ESPN in late 1999, Welch continued in the same capacity with the network.
Welch also is the play-by-play voice for the Ball State University Sports Network, which broadcasts BSU basketball throughout the Midwest. A native of Indianapolis, Welch graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Telecommunications. He resides in Carmel, Ind., with his wife and three children. You may follow him on Twitter at @VinceWelch.