Thom Brennaman - Updated May 2024

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Thom Brennaman

Thom Brennaman is a television sportscaster from the United States. Moreover, Thom Brennaman is the son of former Cincinnati Reds radio sportscaster Marty Brennaman.

Early Life

Thomas Wade Brennaman best known as Thom Brennaman was born on September 12, 1963, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the United States of America. According to his birth date, he is 60 years old and holds American nationality.

He has a sun sign of Virgo and his ethnic background is unknown. Moreover, he is the son of Marty Brennaman (father) and Brenda Dickey (mother).

Professionally, his father is a retired broadcaster best known as the play-by-play voice of MLB’s Cincinnati Reds on the Cincinnati Reds Radio Network from 1974 until his retirement in 2019. In addition, he has a brother whose name is Dawn Brennaman.

Thom Brennaman

Caption: Thom Brennaman with his father Marty Brennaman (Source: Players Bio)


Talking about his educational career, he studied at Anderson High School, in Cincinnati. Thom went to Ohio University after graduating from high school. Later, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Ohio in 1986.

Thom Brennaman – Net Worth 2024

As a Sportscaster, he has earned a huge sum of money in his profession. Moreover, his net worth estimates around at $2 million with an annual salary of $300,000 to $500,000.

Relationship Status

He married Poll Brennaman. With the marriage, the couple has two children whose names are Ella Mae and Luke Brennaman. Moreover, there is no exact information regarding their exact married date and place.

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Caption: Thom Brennaman with his wife Polly Brennaman (Source: Aussie Celebs)

For using the anti-gay slur on the air in August 2020, the Cincinnati Reds suspended Thom.

On August 19, 2020, while delivering commentary for the first game of a home doubleheader involving the Cincinnati Reds and the Kansas City Royals, he was heard saying that a certain place was “one of the fag capitals of the world.”

After apologizing later, he was removed from the broadcast for the second game of the doubleheader. He was barred from performing broadcasts that day by the Reds.

Professional Career

While studying at the University of Ohio, he joined the radio station WATH to practice his announcing skills.

After graduating from Ohio, he joined Cincinnati’s NBC station, WLWT-TV as a sports reporter/anchor. Alongside MLB Hall of Famer Johnny Bench, he also began serving as the Cincinnati Reds’ television play-by-play announcer.

In the early 1990s, he broadcast Chicago Cubs events for WGN-TV and its national superstation feed. To call the NFL and MLB broadcasts for the network, Fox Sports recruited him in 1994. For Fox, he also called college basketball and football.

From 1998 until 2006, he was the Arizona Diamondbacks’ first television announcer.

After the 2006 season, he departed the Diamondbacks to live in Cincinnati with his father Marty. In 2006, Fox selected him to serve as the Bowl Championship Series’ primary play-by-play announcer.

Returned to Fox as a full-time

Thom Brennaman called the Fiesta Bowl in 2007, the Sugar Bowl in 2008, and the Orange Bowl in 2009. In September 2007, the Big Ten Network appointed him as the primary play-by-play announcer for college football games for two seasons.

In 2009, he returned to Fox full-time. He has previously worked for Fox from 1994 to 1997, 1999 to 2000, and 2004 to 2008 as a regular and/or fill-in broadcaster. From 2000 through 2006, he provided the Cotton Bowl Classic on Fox with its voice.

Additionally, he has announced college basketball games on Fox Sports Net cable and CBS Radio. He projected the Pro Bowl in 2011.

Thom Brennaman presided over the Seattle Seahawks vs Atlanta Falcons 2012 NFC Divisional Playoff game alongside Brian Billick, Laura Okmin, and Chris Myers.

Through the 2010 season, Thom was contracted to broadcast 45 Reds games on FS Ohio television and 45 games on the Cincinnati Reds Radio Network.

After the 2019 season, his father announced his retirement. Thom was appointed as the play-by-play announcer for the Roberto Clemente League in Puerto Rico for the 2020–21 season in December 2020.

Body Measurements

Thom Brennaman has dark brown eyes with grey hair color. On the other hand, there is no other information regarding his height, weight, shoe size, and others.

Thom Brennaman – Social Media

On his Twitter, there are more than 433 followers. Besides that, this sportscaster is not active on Facebook or Twitter.