Drew Soicher is the unconventional, unpredictable 9NEWS weekday evening Sports Anchor. He's best-known for a variety of popular, unique features including "Drew or False", "Drew's Clues", "Drew Boo", "Strange But Drew" and "Bobblehead Theater with your host Drew Soicher. Sometimes, Drew even reports the sports.
He joined the station in January of 2000 after being unceremoniously fired for no good reason at all by KPIX-TV in San Francisco.
Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Southfield, Michigan, Drew grew up idolizing New York Mets centerfielder Lee Mazzilli and NBC Sports Anchor Bob Costas. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Communications four years after selecting that major because it was the only one without a math requirement.
Soicher started his sports broadcasting career as the Color Commentator for the Nerf Basketball Association, Electric Football League and Strat-O-Matic Baseball Club in his family's basement. His brother, Marc, who now serves as Drew's arch rival at KWGN-TV in Denver (please pay no attention to him), provided the play-by-play. As teenagers, the Soicher brothers carefully crafted their induction speeches for the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. It wasn't until many years later that they learned no such place exists.
Drew also worked (kind of) in Lansing, Detroit, Fresno, Seattle, Los Angeles, Tampa and San Francisco before stumbling into in Denver.
Drew is a zero-time National Emmy Award winner. He was, however, named "Stupidest Person on TV" by Colorado's Classic Rock radio station 103.5 FM The Fox and "Worst TV Sportscaster" by the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper four consecutive years.
Widely recognized as the world's foremost authority on bobblehead dolls, Drew's been collecting them since early childhood and now owns more than 600 of the spring-loaded ceramic action figures. Soicher is the only sportscaster in America to have his own likeness captured in the form of a bobblehead doll. His opinionated and controversial BobbleBlog on 9NEWS.com is promoted as "the world's only 100 percent spring-loaded web log" even though there's clearly no proof of this.
Soicher also collects Topps baseball cards and Celebriducks, realistic-looking rubber duckies of famous athletes, with whom he privately takes cool, late-night, relaxing baths.
Drew is the Manager of Colorado's favorite championship youth baseball team, The Mighty Bobbleheads. He shows highlights and post-game interviews after every Bobbleheads game on 9NEWS, as if anybody in the audience really cares. Each player on the team must be able to recite the poem "Casey at the Bat" from memory or risk a three-game suspension.
A medical miracle, Soicher is the only person on earth with one kidney and five wisdom teeth. His nose was so badly disfigured that it took three rhinoplasty surgeries to repair.
Drew's hobbies include photography, pick-up basketball, building aluminum foil replicas of the Stanley Cup, drinking 7/11 Slurpees by the gallon and singing karaoke (close your eyes and you'll swear Barry White is really in the room). He also can belt out the entire, 17-minute version of The Sugar Hill Gang's 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight" without taking a breath.
Oddly, Mr. Soicher frequently returns from vacations sporting a stylish DrewManChu moustache.
Soicher generously donates his time to The Children's Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Special Olympics and Sports Made Possible, but rudely declines any other charitable opportunities, citing "family reasons", whatever that means.
Drew married the former DeeAnna Hyatt in May of 1993. He was led to believe that she was the sole heiress to the multi-billion dollar Hyatt Hotel chain. Kind of like Paris Hilton.
Unfortunately, shortly after the wedding, Drew instead learned that DeeAnna was in line to inherit the slightly less profitable Hyatt Leasing Company of Fresno, California.
By then, it was too late.
The Soichers have two sons, who rarely comb their hair or brush their teeth without being told numerous times. Their home includes a Bobblehead Doll Museum (not open to the public), retractable baseball batting cage and Rocky Balboa boxing shrine. They also own a beautiful Old English Sheepdog called Mighty Casey Mudville Soicher and two pet Beta fish named after the greatest Marvel Comics superheroes of all-time. Captain Amerifish and Fish Gordon reside in separate, air-filtered, half-gallon tanks within a quiet, poorly-lit, upstairs bathroom. Spideyfish, may he rest in peace, passed away in September of 2003 after a long battle with Bacterial Gill Disease.