NBC Sports has confirmed the addition of Mike Tirico. The news was first reported by John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal. You can read the network’s full release by clicking here.
Tirico had been with ESPN for twenty six years. During that time he served as the network’s lead play-by-play and studio voice for many of its biggest events including Monday Night Football, The Open Championship, The Masters, NBA, college football, college basketball, FIFA World Cup, and tennis’ U.S. Open and Wimbledon. He’s scheduled to begin his duties with NBC on July 1st, and will work on Thursday Night Football, the Summer and Winter Olympics, select golf telecasts, and other big events.
“Mike is an elite talent who can contribute to all of our biggest events,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer of NBC Sports. “The opportunity to add Mike to NBC Sports Group’s lineup, which is already the strongest in sports broadcasting, was too good to be true.”
“I am thrilled to join this outstanding team,” Tirico said. “For me, NBC Sports has always represented the highest quality in television sports production and the chance to now be a part of that, is a dream come true. It is a perfect time in my career to take on new opportunities, and I am excited to do that with an exceptional group of people.”