Joe-Tessitore
Joe Tessitore | Biography
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  • Full Name Joe Tessitore
  • Occupation Sports Announcer, Commentator
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New York, USA
  • Birth Date 1971 -01-01
Sports Announcer, Commentator at ESPN and ABC

Joe Tessitore | Biography

Joe Tessitore had produced some ESPN films like 'Roll Tide/ War Eagle' (2011) and 'You Don’t Know Bo' (2012)

Joe started on ESPN as the anchor for boxing championships and called numerous fights, including the Friday Night Fights and Tuesday Night Fights. He later became an announcer of horse racing shows, college basketball, and college football games. 


Joe Tessitore is an American announcer and commentator on ESPN and ABC.

Who is Joe Tessitore?

Joe Tessitore is an American sports broadcaster. He currently hosts the sports reality series Holey Moley alongside Stephen Curry and Rob Riggle on ABC. Joe features on both ESPN and ABC as a college football announcer.

Joe began his broadcasting career with the NBC affiliate TV channel KXAS-TV in the early 1990s. In 1994, he left KXAS-TV to join CBS affiliate WRGB and later shifted to WFSB in 1995. By 1997, Joe became the main sports anchor of the WFSB network. Later, he joined ESPN in 2002, and since then, he has been regularly appearing as its sports anchor and announcer. 

Joe started on ESPN as the anchor for boxing championships and called numerous fights, including the Friday Night Fights and Tuesday Night Fights. He later became an announcer of horse racing shows, college basketball, and college football games. 

Joe had also produced some ESPN films like Roll Tide/ War Eagle (2011) and You Don’t Know Bo (2012).

Early Age and Family

Joseph William Tessitore was born on 1 January 1971 in Schenectady, New York. He has two siblings, Lea and Dana Tessitore. Not much information is available about his parents, and he grew up in the Schenectady neighborhood under the influence of his grandfathers Joe Miranda and Joe Tessitore. Grandpa Joe Miranda is his mother’s father, and grandpa Joe Tessitore is his father’s father. 

Tessitore enrolled in Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, New York, and completed his high school studies. Later, he graduated with a journalism degree from Boston College of Management in 1993.

Wife and Children 

Joe Tessitore has long been married to Rebecca Miranda. With her, he has two kids, John Tessitore and Nicolina Tessitore. His son John is a Choate Rosemary Hall High School graduate and currently plays football for Boston College.

Joe’s daughter Nicolina is also a sports enthusiast and plays squash for her college. Joe has recently shared a picture on his Instagram @joetess. The picture features Nicolina and her college squash team posing after registering their first win of the season.

Salary and Net Worth

Joe Tessitore earns an annual salary of around $2.3 million from ESPN. Thus, as of 2021, he has a $5 million net worth.

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