Mike Tirico - Updated Jul 2024

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Mike Tirico

Mike Tirico is an American sportscaster for NBC Sports. Mike Tirico is popular for his 10-year run as an NFL play-by-play announcer on ESPN‘s Monday Night Football from 2006 to 2015.

Early Life and Education

Mike Tirico’s age is 54 years old. He was born on December 13, 1966, in his birthplace, Whitestone, New York, United States. His birth name is Michael Todd Tirico.

His father, ‘s name is Donald Tirico and his mother’s name is Maria Tirico. He grew up in Queens, New York. Moreover, he belongs to the American nationality and ethnicity of African Americans.

Likewise, he has stated that he’s seen pictures of his father and immediate family, all of whom are white.

Talking about educational history, Tirico attended Bayside High School and then went to S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Body Measurements

This sportscaster has a height of 4 feet 10 inches. However, other physical measurements like his weight, dress size, shoe size, and so on are unavailable at the moment.

Likewise, he has a dark brown pair of eyes and he is a bald man.

Sexual harassment Controversy

Being a sportscaster on ESPN was tough for him due to many controversies. Likewise, Mike Tirico was alleged in a sexual harassment-related controversy while working with ESPN.

So he got suspended from the Network for allegations of stalking, groping, and sexual solicitation from various female workers in the network.

Moreover, there are no controversies and rumors currently regarding his personal and professional life.

Mike Tirico

Caption: Mike Tirico hosting as NBC sportscaster (Source: NY.post)

Career and Professional Life

Mike started his professional career as a sportscaster for ESPN in 1991. He is the first sports reporter for ESPN.

Likewise, he has also hosted studio coverage of various ESPN and ABC-covered events, including a stint on ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown.

Then, he also anchored the 2009 U.S. Open (tennis) and co-anchored the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016. Eventually, it was his last assignment at ESPN.

Then, he joined NBC Sports as a sportscaster on July 1, 2016, and still working here after an on-off appearance.

Likewise, he is also called a multitude of sports for the network, including the NBA, college football and basketball, golf, tennis, hockey, and world cup soccer.

Mike Tirico

Caption: Mike Tirico hosting First NHL game as NBC reporter (Source: Detroit News)

In February 2017, he became the primetime host of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. He also replaced Bob Costas as a studio host for NBC’s NFL coverage and Football Night in America.

On May 31, 2017, he replaced Al Michaels permanently as the play-by-play analyst for all of NBC’s Thursday Night Football games.

Likewise, in 2017, he took over the role of Tom Hammond in Triple Crown coverage and became full-time the play-by-play broadcaster for Notre Dame football 2017.

In the 2018 season, he was selected for NBC’s Thanksgiving game after losing Thursday Night Football to Fox followed by his Football Night.

In December, he also announced two NFL Network Special games presented by Fox Sports. On February 20, 2019, he announced his first NHL game on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Hockey.

Although he has worked as a studio host for selected NHL broadcasts, this registered his first broadcast as a commentator. His performance was well-accepted by observers and sportswriters.

Broadcasting partners

He has been partnered in the college football booth with  Lee Corso, Terry Bowden, Tim Brant, Mike Gottfried, Kirk Herbstreit, and David Norrie.

Since the opening of the 2017 season, he has served as play-by-play for Notre Dame Football on NBC, partnering with Doug Flutie.

Likewise, his partners in NBA coverage have included Hubie Brown, Tom Tolbert, and Greg Anthony. Curtis Strange, Ian Baker-Finch, Nick Faldo, and Paul Azinger are color commentators for golf coverage.

Similarly, he has worked with Len Elmore on college basketball coverage. He worked with Jon Gruden on NFL Monday Night Football and also the Outback Bowl (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014) and Orange Bowl (2011 and 2012).

On April 21, 22, 2007, he also made an appearance as a guest host, charging in for Michael Wilbon, alongside Tony Kornheiser on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption.

Radio career

He hosted his first show on WAER radio in Syracuse. On September 20, 2007, he began to co-host the short-lived The Mike Tirico Show on ESPN Radio with Van Pelt.

On May 19, 2009, he stated he would be dropping the show to focus more on his television duties.

Mike Tirico – Net Worth 2023

He has earned a decent sum of money in his reporting career. His estimated net worth is $14 million as of 2023. Likewise, his annual salary is around $6 million.

Personal Life

Reflecting on Mike Tirico’s relationship status, he is a married man. He married Debbie Tirico. They tied the knot in the year 1991. His spouse is a former all-state softball and basketball player from Trenton.

The couple is very happy with each other. Moreover, they have two lovely children and the family resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the present. They met each other at Syracuse University as a student.

Mike Tirico

Caption: Mike was captured with his wife Debbie at a party, Source: Playerswiki

Mike Tirico – Social Media

Mike is active on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has many fans following.

Likewise, he has around 11k followers on Facebook, more than 18.9k followers on Instagram (@miketiriconbc), and around 550.3k followers on Twitter.