Marney Gellner, a Minnesota broadcaster working at Bally Sports North, announced Tuesday morning that she has breast cancer.

“About three weeks ago I found out that I have breast cancer. It was just detected in my yearly mammogram. I did not find a lump,” said Gellner on the KFAN-FM 100.3 Power Trip Morning Show. “I had no idea, I just go in every year like we’re told to do.”

Who is Marney Gellner?

Gellner has spent her career covering the Twins, Timberwolves, Wild, and Lynx in Minnesota. She serves as studio host, announcer, and sports field reporter.

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In March 2019, Gellner made history when she became the first woman to do a play-by-play for a Minnesota Twins broadcast. She called games for Fox Sports North and WCCO Radio back-to-back for three days. She went viral with her spring training home run calls, using a catchphrase “better call mama” after Twins players hit home runs.

In December 2018 she became the second woman ever to serve as the lead television play-by-play announcer of an NBA game, doing so for a Timberwolves game.

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Along with going public with her diagnosis, Gellner decided to help encourage others to get their annual mammogram. “I’m going to be fine. There’s good news in that it was caught very early. The cancer is not invasive,” she explained. “It is non-invasive. It is all contained, so I feel really, really lucky and really, really blessed that I will just have a lumpectomy in a couple of weeks.”

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Marney Gellner age

Marney Gellner is 49 years old.

Marney Gellner husband

Marney’s husband is Matt Mathiasen, he is from St. Cloud, Minnesota. He attended the University of North Dakota from 1994 to 1998. He graduated with an accounting degree. He and Marney met through mutual friends who attended UND.