Mitch Holthus is the Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs and is the longest tenured and most decorated play-by-play “Voice” in franchise history. He was on the call of Super Bowl LIV when the Chiefs won their second Super Bowl championship.
Holthus is also the host of the Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider television show and the Chiefs Rewind post game show featured on several digital platforms. In addition, he originates the “Minute with Mitch” radio and television series which is seen and heard in five states. His work is also featured on Chiefs.com.
Following the NFL season, Holthus is a television play-by-play announcer for college basketball. His work has been featured on the ESPN family of networks, FOX Sports and other national outlets. He primarily covers the Big 12 Conference and the Missouri Valley Conference and is a past recipient of the John Sanders “Spirit of the Valley” award.
Holthus is also a member of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Kansas State University Athletics Hall of Fame.
Holthus has won two Emmys for his video and on-line work by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
In addition, Holthus is a past recipient of the Kansas City Sports Journalist of the Year. In 2018, he was listed with the Voice of the Royals Denny Matthews as one of the Top 13 “One-Two” Play-by-Play Pairs in America by the Sports Broadcast Journal.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and is a past president of the organization. Holthus has two degrees from Kansas State University, one in Journalism and another in Business Administration.
He and his wife Tami who is originally from McPherson, Kansas have a son and daughter and two granddaughters. Holthus is a native of Smith Center, Kansas.