Host of NBC’s Football Night in America will serve as the Network’s NFL Commentator for Shows and Stations
NEW YORK, NY, September 13, 2016 – NBC Sports Radio today announced that Mike Tirico, the newest member of NBC Sports Group’s unmatched on-air lineup, will be joining the network as an NFL commentator this football season. The host of NBC’s Sunday night Football Night in America, Tirico will be a featured contributor across NBC Sports Radio programming and will do interviews with affiliated stations.
“Radio is where it all began for me and my love and passion for the medium has not changed,” Tirico said. “I look forward to talking about the NFL each week with the hosts around the country on NBC Sports Radio’s various shows.”
Rob Simmelkjaer, Senior Vice President, NBC Sports Ventures, added, “Mike Tirico is one of the biggest names in sports broadcasting, and he is a tremendous addition to the NBC Sports Radio team.”
Westwood One President and EVP, Corporate Marketing for Cumulus, Suzanne Grimes, said, “Anyone who knows sports knows that Mike Tirico’s credentials and reputation are unparalleled. Our partnership with NBC Sports allows us to tap into their talent pool and offer our affiliates priority access to the best names in Sports -- and Mike Tirico is high atop that list! We look forward to super-serving our stations and our 24/7 programming with Mike’s commentary each week.”
Tirico, who will call three Notre Dame Football games with Doug Flutie on NBC this fall, made his NBC Sports Group debut in July as host of NBC Sports’ live coverage of The Open from Royal Troon in Scotland. In August, he served as a daytime host for NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics. He also anchored the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony broadcast alongside Mary Carillo and Ryan Seacrest.
Tirico is one of four play-by-play announcers to work primetime NFL games for at least 10 seasons (Al Michaels, Frank Gifford, Mike Patrick). He joined NBC after 25 years at ESPN/ABC (1991-2016), where he established himself as a preeminent broadcaster on properties and events including Monday Night Football, The Open, The Masters, NBA, college football, college basketball, FIFA World Cup, and tennis’ U.S. Open and Wimbledon. He was named the 2010 Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), an award voted on by his industry peers.
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