Lawyer by day, play-by-play broadcaster by night

6:28 PM, Feb 24, 2012   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- When Stephen Schwartz isn't in court defending clients, he spends his time on courts, fields and venues of a different kind.

Schwartz does play-by-play sports for Portland Public Schools' public access channel WPPS.  What started as a way to be involved with his three son's sports teams has grown into a full-blown passion.

"It is totally for the love of the game," said Schwartz.  "I like to say I am worth every penny they pay me, which is zero."

Give Schwartz a video camera and a sporting event and he's a one-man TV station.  He's called dozens of games over the past two years, everything from baseball, to lacrosse, to wrestling.

"I talk for a living, I write for a living, so broadcasting and law go hand in hand," he explained.  "I may be in the office till midnight the night the night that I am broadcasting a soccer game, but at least I've had the opportunity to do the game, to watch it, to broadcast it and to showcase our local kids."

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