Dismissed inaugural parade announcer will give commentary on DC station

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Charlie Brotman (PHOTO: CNN)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Charlie Brotman, the 88-year-old lifelong announcer who has presented the inaugurations of the last 11 presidents, has gotten a new gig after he was told last week that he would not be announcing President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Brotman, who reportedly loved announcing inaugurations and was very disappointed to lose the job, went on the cable news circuit to talk about his dismissal.

The official inauguration announcer position went to Steve Ray, who has worked as a promotional voice for the Washington Nationals baseball team.

But good news came for Brotman ahead of the inauguration: DCW has learned from sources that he will be giving commentary on the event alongside NBC4’s team as part of their coverage.

The inauguration will take place in DC on Jan. 20.