Jaworski sacked as Monday Night analyst

BRISTOL, Conn., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- ESPN Monday Night Football announcer Ron Jaworski has been demoted from the top-rated show's broadcast lineup, the network said Wednesday.
Gruden joins 'MNF' broadcast team

Gruden joins 'MNF' broadcast team

BRISTOL, Conn., May 18 (UPI) -- Former Tampa Bay Coach Jon Gruden will replace Tony Kornheiser as the third man in the broadcast booth for ESPN's "Monday Night Football."

Joe Theismann loses 'MNF' studio spot

BRISTOL, Conn., March 26 (UPI) -- Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann is out as a commentator for ESPN's "Monday Night Football," a network official said. The source told USA Today that the 57-year-old sportscaster will be replaced on the popular TV program this season af

Sports announcer Al Michaels exits ABC

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Longtime ABC announcer Al Michaels will not be part of the broadcast team when ESPN takes over "Monday Night Football."

Celebs line up for pre-Super Bowl 'Salute'

DETROIT, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Four Tops, 32 sports legends and Super Bowl coaches Bill Cowher and Mike Holmgren will star in a pre-Super Bowl event at Detroit's Fox Theater.

Comedian wisecracks himself into trouble

DETROIT, June 11 (UPI) -- Comedian Jimmy Kimmel wisecracked himself into trouble when he made an inflammatory, over-the-air jibe at Detroit during the NBA finals.
Mike Tirico

Michael Jonathon Tirico (born December 13, 1966 in Queens, New York) is the lead broadcaster for ESPN's presentation of Monday Night Football, and second lead broadcaster for ESPN's presentation of the NBA. In addition, Tirico hosts a multitude of programming on ESPN/ABC. He was the host of ABC's golf coverage from 1996 to 2007, and continues in that capacity for ESPN's US Open and Masters golf coverage. Tirico was formerly a play-by-play announcer for college football on both ESPN and ABC.

Tirico joined ESPN in 1991 as a SportsCenter anchor, after 4 years as Sports Director at CBS affiliate WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York. Tirico is noted for his versatile nature and the variety of assignments he has handled as part of the ESPN team.

In addition to anchoring SportsCenter, Tirico has handled the play-by-play for ESPN's Thursday night college football package (1997 to 2005), college basketball coverage (1997 to current), 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 1993–2001 and ABC's NBA studio shows. He also broadcasts NBA games on ESPN/ABC. He will anchor the 2009 U.S. Open Tennis Championships

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