ESPN’s Mike Tirico, the play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football, is leaving the network to join NBC, Sports Business Daily’s John Ourand reports.
Tirico, 49, has been with ESPN since 1991 and has called Monday night games for the network since 2006. He also calls NBA games and previously worked major golf tournaments.
Ourand reports that Sean McDonough is the leading candidate to take Tirico’s place on MNF, while Tirico will be the chief play-by-play man for NBC’s newly acquired five-game Thursday night NFL package. NBC also has golf broadcast rights, most notably the British Open, and owns the rights to the Olympics.