Mike Tirico Biography
|Date of Birth:||1966 , December-13|
|Age:||51 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Name||Michael Todd "Mike" Tirico|
|Birth Place/City||Whitestone, New York City, New York|
|Net Worth||$3 million dollars|
|Married to||Debbie Tirico|
|Children||Marv Albert and Bob Costas|
Michael Todd "Mike" Tirico who was born on 13th December, 1966 is one of the famous announcer for presentation of Monday Night Football on ESPN. He also does a multiple programming for various other sports such as NBA , tennis and golf too. He has established himself as one of the most recognized personality in the field of sports. In 2006 he was supposed as to be among the top sports commentator.
He started his career by joining ESPN in 1991 as Sports Center. After four years during his undergraduate years in Syracuse University he worked as Sports Director at CBS in Syracuse, New York. He is famous because of his all rounder nature also various of assignments handled by him for Sports Center . from 1997 to 2005 he has handled play-by-play for ESPN’s Thursday night college football package. Similarly from 1997 to 2002 he had handled college basketball coverage, from 2002 to present he is handling NBA coverage and from 1996 to 2006 he had handled PGA golf coverage for ABC. He also had worked as hosting various ESPN’s studio coverage and covered events of ABC. From 1993 to 2001 he also worked in Monday Night Countdown for ESPN which was known as NFL Prime Monday and studio show of ESPN’s NBA. He usually also does final coverage of NBA for ESPN Radio also he broadcasted NBA games in ESPN and ABC
No celebrity’s life is complete without controversy. Tirico also been in sexual harassment controversy while he was in ESPN. Allegations about sexual harassment on Tirico has been accounted by the two books The uncensored biography by Michael freeman and these guys have all the fun by Andrew miller and Tom Shales.in 1992, therefore he was suspended by the network for other incidents such as groping ,sexual solicitation and female worker stalking.
Broadcasting partners and radio career
He has been paired in college football with other mates namely Tim Brant,Terry Bowden,Mike Gottfried,Kirk Herbstreit,Lee Corso and David Norrie.He also covered NBA with Tom Tolbert,Hubie Brown and Greg Anthony .In PGA,he has also worked with Curtis Strange,Judy Rankin,Nick Faldo, and Paul Azinger.He has covered some basketball in some colleges too with Len Elmore.He partners Jon Gruden on Monday Night Football.Similarly in 2007 april, he has shown himself as guest host with Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on ESPN’s TV show Pardon the Interruption.
Tirico had hosted his first show from WAER radio in the New York station where he had started his broadcasting career on the campus.Orange Alum Bob had been his first guest.Likewise, on September 2007,he began hosting the short lived Mike Tirico show from 1:00-3:00 pm(Eastern Time) weekdays on the ESPN radio.This show soon had become a hit.In the spring of 2008,Tirico featured a show with Scott Van as a co-host which resulted in changing the title of the show from Tirico and Van Pelt to The Mike Tirico show.In 2009,he announced that he will leave the show for focusing more on his TV play off duties and hence again the name of the show became The Scott Van Pelt Show.
During august 2009 he had also covered the famous US Grand Slam. He soon signed the agreement with US Tennis Association on ESPN. In 2010 he was awarded as the title for the sportscaster of the year by NSSA (National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association).
He is the mixed of Italian and African-American ancestry. His wife’s name is married Debbie Gibaratz. He has two children. He completed his school from Bay side High School and his graduation from Syracuse University. Since 1999 he along with his wife and two children has been living in Ann Arbor.
Tirico’s net worth is $3 million dollars and annual salary is $400 thousand .
Awards and achievements
In 2010 he was named as the sportscaster of the year by the NSSA.