Mike Tirico – born 13 December 1966 – is an announcer for ESPN’s presentation of Monday Night Football.
In addition, Tirico calls a multitude of programming for ESPN/ABC, including college basketball, the NBA, golf and tennis.
He was also one of the presenters of the 2014 World Cup along with Bob Ley.
Tirico joined ESPN in 1991 as a SportsCenter anchor, after 4 years as Sports Director at CBS affiliate WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York, during his undergraduate years at Syracuse University.
Tirico is noted for his versatile nature and the variety of assignments he has handled for SportsCenter; Tirico has handled the play-by-play for ESPN’s Thursday night college football package (1997 to 2005), college basketball coverage (1997 to 2002), NBA coverage (2002 to present), and PGA golf coverage for ABC (1996 to 2006).
Tirico has also hosted studio coverage of various ESPN and ABC covered events, including a stint on ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown (previously known as NFL Prime Monday) from 1993 to 2001 and ABC’s NBA studio shows.
He also broadcasts NBA games on ESPN/ABC, and usually does the NBA Finals coverage for ESPN Radio. He anchored the 2009 U.S. Open (tennis) and co-anchored the 2014 World Cup.