Journalist Recognition Series: Mike Tirico

MikeTirico (IG)Journalist Recognition Series: Mike Tirico

By Elijah Biggins

Mike Tirico is currently an announcer on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Former alumnus of Syracuse University, he graduated in 1988 and began his career working at Syracuse’s CBS affiliate WTVH-TV for four years.

Tirico moved directly to ESPN, becoming a SportsCenter anchor and one of the network’s original radio hosts, when it debuted in 1992, and eventually had his own show called The Mike Tirico Show.

Tirico was named the 2010 Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), an award voted on by his industry peers. He has also been nominated for a Sports Emmy in the Outstanding Personality – Play-by-Play category, and he received the 2011 Harrah’s Sports Broadcaster of the Year Award from the Maxwell Football Club.

Tirico is one of the most versatile play-by-play announcers for ESPN and ABC, covering a range of NFL, NBA, college basketball and football, tennis and golf. He has established himself as one of the most recognized faces and firm voices across multimedia platforms within the sports and journalism industry.