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Charlie Batch is a keynote speaker who brings the excitement of his careers as an NFL quarterback, broadcaster, community advocate and tech entrepreneur to every presentation. Charlie will motivate and challenge your group as he shares leadership insights and emotional stories from his life both on and off the field.


Charlie Batch is a former Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback whose career spanned 15 seasons and two NFL Super Bowls. Now in retirement, Charlie’s passions for sports, technology and his Best of the Batch Foundation have propelled him to new careers in entrepreneurialism, philanthropy, sports broadcasting, leadership and motivational speaking.


Excitement. Enthusiasm. Engagement. These are just a few of the things you’ll get with a Charlie Batch keynote address or appearance. Check out these videos to watch Charlie in action.


We can’t wait to work with you! Tell us a little about your event, and we’ll work to make your presentation plans a reality.


First National Bank

"Charlie spoke at First National Bank’s 2018 Wealth Management event. Charlie’s presentation was exactly what we were looking for. His stories about his life on and off the football field were truly motivating. There were a number of thoughtful questions from the audience which showed their interest in Charlie’s discussion. Lastly, many people who attended the event approached employees of First National Bank with numerous compliments surrounding the event."

-- Ronald A. Donatelli, President, Pittsburgh Region, First National Bank

Women In Cable Telecommunications (WICT)

"Charlie’s passion and connection to the audience was inspiring. His message was relatable and his real life experiences kept the group’s attention. He was a perfect keynote speaker for our event. . . . He definitely scored a touchdown!"

-- Mary LaSota, Program Director, WICT

Bethany College

"Thank you for your profound and fitting Commencement Address at Bethany College. You were the perfect speaker for our students . . . [and] for all of us in attendance!"

-- Dr. Tamara Nichols Rodenberg, President & M.M. Cochran Professor of Leadership Studies, Bethany College

Eastern Michigan University

"The personal stories you shared with the audience underlined the trials that must be confronted in the need to protect and maintain one’s integrity and personal honor. We so appreciate you sharing your expertise with us . . . "

-- Devika Dibya Choudhuri, PhD., 2018 Morris Chair, Department of Leadership & Counseling

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

"Thank you for arranging such an inspirational day. This was the best year yet . . . Charlie Batch was such an inspiration!"

-- Manager, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Construction Specification Institute

"Charlie Batch’s speech to our group was engaging, and very interesting.  His story telling of Steelers football insider information was well received.  Charlie was able to use these Steelers and childhood stories to provide an excellent background as to why he is working so hard to help underprivileged children in his hometown.  We all felt the passion of his presentation."

-- Rich Strayer, May 2017 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

"Charlie's presentation to our Bank management staff was an excellent addition to our leadership development program. His three themes of preparedness, resilience and being a pro painted an inspiring picture of an impressive pathway to success and personal satisfaction. Charlie was energetic, relatable and, as quoted by our CEO 'a marvelous speaker'."

-- Carolyn B. McKinney, Chief Human Resources Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

The Salvation Army

"Charlie was wonderful! We really appreciated how he referred to the fact that he was helped by The Salvation Army when he was young, and how he encouraged volunteerism. His speech was heartfelt and delivered with passion. I received many positive comments from attendees."

-- Donna L. Fencik, Divisional Director of Marketing & PR, The Salvation Army

Eastern Michigan University

"Charlie Batch has been a great role model for our students with his commitment to serving others and to excel on the field and in his home community. His commencement speech was funny, heartwarming and inspirational to our students."

-- Dr. Sue Martin, President, Eastern Michigan University

Society of Carbide & Tool Engineers

"On behalf of our membership, please convey our thanks to Mr. Batch for speaking last Thursday. By far, Mr. Batch was the best speaker we have had in the last 20 years since I have been on the board!"

-- Craig A. Judy, Society of Carbide & Tool Engineers

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

"Charlie Batch captivated the audience at our Leaders for Literacy Luncheon with his message of perseverance in the face of adversity. Like our students, Charlie encountered many challenges and setbacks in life, and yet he has achieved greatness both on and off the field. Batch inspired guests with a glimpse into his personal tragedy and lessons learned that turned his life around."

-- Don Block, Executive Director, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

United Way of Allegheny County

“Compassionate, intelligent, genuine. Charlie has a compelling personal story that led him to a life of giving back to the youth in his hometown. Charlie brings his status as a professional NFL Quarterback to focus employers and their employees on the pressing and urgent needs of disadvantaged youth. He has been a great spokesperson for United Way of Allegheny County.”

-- Bob Nelkin, President & Chief Professional Officer United Way of Allegheny County

Carmeuse Lime and Stone

“Charlie’s presentation was engaging, personal and inspiring. Charlie is a grounded and passionate individual whose life has been touched by tragedy and good fortune. . . . His presentation style and candor make him believable as he motivates others to take action.”

-- Tom Buck, President & CEO, Carmeuse Lime and Stone

LaRoche College

“I do not believe I have heard a finer Commencement address than the one you delivered to our graduates. It was touching, it was heartfelt, and looking down at the faces of our graduates, I hope you saw how much your words meant to them. You had them from your first word to your last.”

-- Sister Candace, President of LaRoche College


Charlie Batch Kicks Off Steelers Preseason Tonight with Nationally Televised Game!

August 9, 2019

Tonight, Charlie Batch, Bob Pompeani and the entire KDKA-TV sports crew will kick off the 2019-2020 Steelers season as the Black and Gold battle the Tampa Bay Bucs at home. Charlie will provide color commentary for this game, and all of preseason. Pregame coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET on KDKA-TV, game coverage begins at 7:30 p.m., and post-game coverage starts immediately following the game. The game will […]

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CBS Sports’ Tiki and Tierney Talk Steelers Football with Charlie Batch

August 7, 2019

Charlie Batch joined Tiki Barber and Davi Diehl on CBS Sports Network to talk about the Steelers, Juju Smith-Schuster’s development, and Ben Roethlisberger’s longevity. Hear the entire discussion on sports.yahoo.com    

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Charlie Batch and Steelers Live at Family Fest

August 5, 2019

The 2019 Steelers Family Fest was an awesome celebration of all things Steelers! Charlie Batch, Missi Matthews and the entire KDKA sports crew were on hand for interviews with Kevin Colbert, Santonio Holmes and Jaylen Samuels’ mother. See it all at Steelers.com

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Thank you @fedex for helping us on this beautiful #dayofcaring! 📚⭐️ . . Happy weekend! 😎 @ Munhall, Pennsylvania ... See MoreSee Less

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Flashback Friday! 2019 has really flown by. Here's a look back at some of the amazing things that has happened over the last 8 months. Let me know what you think.

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Flashback Friday! 2019 has really flown by. Heres a look back at some of the amazing things that has happened over the last 8 months. Let me know what you think. 



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I Love You, Bob announcing during the games. Your great guy

You are amazing..

2 days ago

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We are roughly 48 hours away from the Steelers preseason game verses the Chiefs. Be sure to tune into KDKA-TV to check me out along with, Bob Pompeani, Missi Matthews, and Richie Walsh for the call. ... See MoreSee Less

We are roughly 48 hours away from the Steelers preseason game verses the Chiefs. Be sure to tune into KDKA-TV to check me out along with, Bob Pompeani, Missi Matthews, and Richie Walsh for the call.


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Have a Great Game call CB. Carl from Potsy's Foundation, and the South Hills.

Charlie, we need you on the sidelines to do some coaching!

Glad your still here.

Wow it was on August 17 that I got real sick but wouldn't go to the hospital because the Steelers were playing.I didnt go to the hospital till the next day where they found a mass in my chest.I was transported to Jefferson hospital where I was operated on and had a grapefruit size tumor pressing on my heart.Surgery went well I have been in remission for 15 years I got a open heart scar and a paralyzed vocal cord. I had to do chemo but I love my Steelers and I'm glad that I'm still here today to continue to watch my favorite team I bleed black and gold.

keep the ladies out of football.its a voice that is not needed.

Heck I’m gonna be there Charlie 🖤💛

Let's do it steeler nation

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2 days ago

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Throwback to last years Drive in Movie Night. Cant wait until next week. I wonder what movie we're gonna watch this year? 🤔🤔🤔 ... See MoreSee Less

Throwback to last years Drive in Movie Night. Cant wait until next week. I wonder what movie were gonna watch this year? 🤔🤔🤔Image attachmentImage attachment


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I recommend “Into the Spiderverse” great father son movie...

My son Ender, who caught passes from you in June at Saint Vincent, says, “Be sure to drink lots of water Charlie Batch!”

Looks fun cousin

Great idea.

That is awesome! Hope to see you at Community day!

Amazing idea!! So cool!

Love it!

That's so fun. You are so good with kids! 👍

Looks like fun!

Luv u Charlie 😊

This is just the cutest 💙


Looks like a lot of fun for the kids

This is such a cool idea

A batch in a box :)

You do good work Charlie

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3 days ago

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Bob Pompeani and I were almost spot on with our Pepsi Picks of the game last week. Who do you think we should pick this Saturday against the Chiefs? ... See MoreSee Less

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Charlie has some of the most active social media pages in all of sports! Find information about his keynotes and appearances, read his NFL insights and see the latest Best of the Batch Foundation news. You might even catch Charlie and his wife, Latasha, sharing their famous mac and cheese recipe or posting Charlie’s latest adventures in snow blowing. Follow Charlie today!


Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network Post-Game Show

Listen live immediately following the game on 102.5 WDVE & Steelers Nation Radio on iHeart Radio Network

KISS The Morning Freak Show with Mikey and Big Bob - Frequent Guest

6AM to 10AM weekdays. Listen live at 96.1 KISS FM or on iHeart Radio Network

WDVE Morning Show - Frequent Guest Randy Baumann & The DVE Morning Show.

Listen live at 102.5 WDVE or on iHeart Radio Network

970 ESPN Radio - Frequest Guest

Listen live at 970 AM Pittsburgh's Sports Hub or on iHeart Radio Network