Mike Tirico is an American sports Caster who work with NBC Sports since the year 2016. His full name appears to be Michael Todd Tirico and is known for his run in NFL play-by-play announcer which forecasted from 2006 to 2015 in ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Apart from this, he also plays golf, tennis, soccer, football, and basketball.

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Full NameMike Tirico
Date of Birth13 th of December 1966
Birth PlaceQueens, New York, United States
FatherDonald Tirico
MotherMaria Tirico
SpouseDebbie Tirico
Age54 years
Body MeasurementUnknown
Eye ColorUnknown
Hair ColorUnknown
Net Worth$6 million


What was Mike’s childhood like?

Mike Tirico or Michael Tirico who is officially 54 years now was born on 13 th of December 1966 in Queens, New York, United States. Mike grew up in his hometown Queens, New York City only. 

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He was raised as a single child by his single mother Maria Tirico as his father, Donald Tirico left his mother and Mike when he was very young. Till that time to time when Mike finally started to work on his own, his mother, Maria Tirico has been his constant companion financially and emotionally.

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What is the Academic Qualification of Tirico?

The great sportscaster, Mike completed his academic qualifications from Bayside High School ( located in the Bayside neighborhood of New York City ) and Syracuse University ( located in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse ). He has done graduation in Communication from the University of Syracuse. During his school and college days, he showed great enthusiasm in sports like basketball and football.

While tennis and golfs also hold a great position in his career, football and basketball have been a strong point of Tirico. During his college days, he used to be paired up with Tim Brantb, Terry Bowden, Mike Gottfried, and Lee Corso for the College football booth.


How did Mike start his Career?

Mike’s career started in the year 1991 through ESPN as their sportscaster. He signed a contract with them for 25 years and the contract got expired in 2016. In beginning, he was appointed as a sports center anchor, and later he was affiliated as the sports director in Syracuse, New York City.

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It was the time when he was doing his graduate studies at Syracuse University. He was the first host to be seen in ESP News as he had handled play-by-play ESPN’s Thursday night college football package from the year 1997 to the year 2005 along with the college basketball coverage from  2002 and ended in 2016.

He has also hosted the golf coverage from 1997 to 2015. All this while, Tirico has been a prominent figure for both ABC and ESPN. Apart from this, he has also hosted many events like Monday’s Night Countdown and so on.

After the end of his contract with ESPN in 2016, he joined NBC on 9th May of 2016. He made his first appearance on NBC through the NBC golf channel in the 2016 Open Championship. At first, he also served NBC as the studio host and contributor especially during the 2016 Summer Olympics which was held by Rio de Janeiro in August of 2016. Mike also worked as the play-by-play announcer of Thursday Night Football.

 After Bob Costas announced his retirement in the February of 2017, Mike started doing his work as his successor. He hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics. Recently, in the year 2019, Mike vocal his first NHL game which was forecasted in NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Hockey.

Mike has hosted many radio episodes too. He has hosted the show WAER in Syracuse,  a short-lived The Mike Tirico Show on ESPN Radio, and many more.

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Who is Tirico married to?

Mike exchanged vows with his long-time girlfriend Debbie Tirico in the year 1991. Debbie is also a sportsperson who used to play softballs and basketball for her state. Both of them met at the Syracuse University during their studies. They are blessed with two children and are now living a great life together in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Social Media

Mike is available on both Instagram and Twitter with the username @miketiriconbc on Instagram and @miketirico on Twitter. He has more than 10 thousand followers on Instagram and 549 thousand on Twitter.


Net Worth

Mike Tirico makes an estimated amount of 3 million dollars from NBC and his annual worth reaches to be 6 million dollars. Some years ago, he had an estimated networth of 5 million dollars.

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Mike has been part of many controversies, especially during his NBC career. He was suspended by the NBC network for three months in the year 1992 for sexually harassing a girl, sexually soliciting them, and for stalking co-female workers.



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