Mike Tirico Biography

Published On Jan 09, 2016
Facts of Mike Tirico
Date of Birth: 1966 , December-13
Birth Nation: United States
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Mike has been married to Debbie Gibaratz since a long time. The actual date they got married is unknown however; it is known that they have been living in Ann Arbor, Michigan along with their two children since 1999.

Mike is the graduate of Bayside High School. After his high school graduation, he joined Syracuse University where he majored in political science and broadcast journalism. He finally earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988.

While he was still pursuing his undergraduate degree in Syracuse University, he worked as a Sports Director at CBS affiliate WTVH-TV. In 1991, Mike joined ESPN. There he worked as a SportsCenter anchor. After serving in ESPN in this post for about six years, he became play-by-play for ESPN's Thursday night college football package, NBA coverage and college basketball coverage. He has also hosted several shows in radio. His net worth is $3 million.

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Born in Whitestone, New York City, New York

December 13 , 1966

Talented Mike was born as Michael Todd Tirico in Whitestone, New York City, New York, United States of America. He was raised in Whitestone by Donald Tirico and Maria Tirico. He is an American but his ethnicity is not known as he is also unsure about it.

Began working at CBS affiliate WTVH-TV

1987

Mike Tirico was talented and sedulous since he was child. While he was still pursuing his undergraduate degree in Syracuse University, he worked as a Sports Director at CBS affiliate WTVH-TV. He worked there for the next four years. 

Graduated from Syracuse University

1988

Mike is the graduate of Bayside High School. Soon after his high school graduation, he joined Syracuse University where he majored in political science and broadcast journalism. He finally earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988.

Joined ESPN

1991

In 1991, Mike joined ESPN. There he worked as a SportsCenter anchor. After serving in ESPN in this post for about six years, he became play-by-play for ESPN's Thursday night college football package, NBA coverage and college basketball coverage.

Co anchored 2014 World Cup

2014

After Mike Tirico joined ESPN, he hosted several shows and he also covered several events. He also hosted Monday Night Countdown. Some of the famous events he has presented were 2009 U.S. Open (tennis) as an anchor and 2014 World Cup as a co anchor.

Living with his wife and two children

1999

Mike has been married to Debbie Gibaratz since a long time. The actual date they got married is unknown however; it is known that they have been living in Ann Arbor, Michigan along with their two children since 1999.

Nominated in Sports Emmy Awards

2001

Mike Tirico is also the recipient of several prestigious awards nomination. In 2001, he got nominated in Sports Emmy Awards for the first time in his life and that was for Outstanding Sports Personality - Play-By-Play. He also got nominated in this award from the same category in 2010.

Hosted Mike Tirico Show

September 20 , 2007

Besides his work at ESPN, CBS and ABC, he has also worked in several radio stations. He began his broadcasting career from WAER radio in Syracuse as the host of the show. At the end of 2007, he also hosted the show, Mike Tirico Show. 

Suspended for three months

1992

Play-by-play announcer for ESPN's show Monday Night Football, Mike Tirico was once suspended from ESPN for three months for his misconduct. He was suspended for sexual solicitation and stalking of female co-workers. He was also accused of group gossiping.