- Full Name Mike Tirico
- Occupation Sportscaster
- Nationality American
- Birthplace New York, USA
- Birth Date Dec 13, 1966
- Age 56 Years, 11 Months
Mike Tirico | BiographyDebbie Tirico is an ex-basketball player
In the 2021 Olympics, Mike Tirico briefly took over the play-by-play coverage of the men's gold medal basketball game after the U.S. lost audio during the airing. He also filled in for Al Michaels, who took the weekend off for Saturday Night Football in November 2021.
Mike Tirico is an NBC Sportscaster.
Who is Mike Tirico?
Mike Tirico is an American sports broadcaster. He is widely known as a play-by-play announcer for the ESPN program Monday Night Football from 2006 to 2015. Currently, he is working for NBC.
Mike Tirico, birth name, Michael Todd, was born on 13 December 1966 in Queens, New York. He graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and broadcast journalism from Syracuse University. In 2014, Mike was inducted into the hall of fame of Syracuse University's radio station WAER.
During his undergraduate years at Syracuse University in 1991, Tirico joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor. Between 1997 and 2005, he covered the play-by-play for ESPN's Thursday night college football package. At the same time, from 1997 to 2002, he also covered college basketball.
Mike rose into fame for NBA coverage from 2002 to 2016. He also covered golf news for ESPN and ABC from 1997 to 2015. His last coverage for ESPN was UEFA Euro 2016 tournament.
On 9 May 2016, Tirico was announced to join NBC Sports on 1 July 2016. His first appearance on NBC was during the 2016 Open Championship on NBC's Golf Channel. He did play-by-play coverage for the first three hours of the first and second rounds.
In the 2021 Olympics, the NBC sportscaster briefly took over the play-by-play coverage of the men's gold medal basketball game after the U.S. lost audio during the airing. He also filled in for Al Michaels, who took the weekend off for Saturday Night Football in November 2021.
Mike Tirico was born on 13 December 1966 to parents Donald and Maria. However, he lost contact with his father's side of the family after his parents separated when he was 4. Tirico has always said that he is an Italian from Queens and was raised by a single mother.
Tirico has never publicly stated his ethnicity. Despite being dark-skinned and having African-American features, he has never addressed himself as black or African-American. Though his father and immediate family members are white, he is not sure if he is black, as he moved only with his mother's side relatives.
Mike Tirico has been married to Debbie Tirico since 1991 and has been living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Debbie is an ex-basketball player. She was a tri-captain of Syracuse University women's team in 1989.
The couple has two children, a son, Jordan Tirico, and a daughter, Cammi Tirico. Cammi is interested in writing, photography, and designing. She worked as a journalist for her high school publication, The Communicator.
Son, Jordan is following in the footsteps of his parents. He is currently undergoing training to be a professional athlete. He recently interned as Operations Intern for baseball and Commercial Sports Intern for mixed martial arts from United Shore Professional Baseball League and General Sports Worldwide.
There is no information on the sportscaster's height yet.
Tirion has a net worth of $6 million, and his annual salary is estimated to be around $3 million. In March 2021, sports media reporter Andrew Marchand wrote that Tirico's salary is in the "10 million range." If the statement is true, Mike Tirico is among one of the highest-paid sports broadcasters of this time.