Mike Tirico

Active - 1996  |   Born - Dec 13, 1966 in Queens, New York, United States  |   Genres - Comedy Drama, Romance

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Factsheet

  • Played on the golf team in high school in Queens, NY.
  • Awarded with the first Bob Costas Scholarship at Syracuse University, given to an outstanding broadcast journalism student at the school.
  • Stayed in Syracuse following school to work as sports director at the local CBS affiliate while also doing play-by-play for SU basketball, football, lacrosse and volleyball.
  • Joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor in 1991, later establishing himself as a host of Monday Night Countdown during NFL season from 1993 to 2001.
  • Suspended by ESPN for three months in 1992 for sexual harassment.
  • Appeared in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire along with several other broadcasters, all playing themselves. 
  • Became the play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football in 2006, following the likes of Keith Jackson, Don Meredith and Frank Gifford.
  • Displayed versatility outside the NFL in his career with ESPN and ABC, calling play-by-play for college football and basketball, NBA basketball, and the PGA Tour, while also hosting on-site coverage of U.S. Open tennis in 2009 and the World Cup in 2010.