Zabriskie was a television sports play-by-play announcer for 30 years, during which he was awarded three Television Sports Emmys. Steve served as a TV voice of the New York Mets from 1983 through 1989. He also called Boston Red Sox games in 1996 and 1997 and Major League Baseball and college basketball games for ESPN for four seasons. He served as a play by play announcer on college football games for ABC Sports between 1976 and 1997. In addition to the Mets, Red Sox, ABC, and ESPN, Zabriskie called NFL and college basketball games for CBS Sports and was a play-by-play announcer for The Baseball Network. He also broadcast baseball games for ABC and the California Angels and covered track-and-field for CBS and various Wide World of Sports events for ABC. Among his broadcast partners for Mets TV broadcasts were Hall of Fame announcer, Tim McCarver, former Major League Baseball great, Rusty Staub, and the late baseball hall of famer, Ralph Kiner.
Zabriskie attended the University of Houston on a football scholarship and played professional baseball for a few seasons before injuries ended his career. He is a devout Christian. Steve and his wife, Linda, currently reside in Brentwood, California. They have seven children and nine grandchildren.