Bachelor in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism, Syracuse University, 1988.
In addition, Tirico calls a multitude of programming for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network/American Broadcasting Company, including the National Basketball Association, golf, and tennis. He is also one of the anchors of the Fédération internationale de football association World Cup along with Bob Ley. American Broadcasting Company and Entertainment and Sports Programming Network television career
Tirico joined Entertainment and Sports Programming Network in 1991 as a SportsCenter anchor, after four years as Sports Director at Columbia Broadcasting System affiliate WTVH-television in Syracuse, New York, during his undergraduate years at Syracuse University.
Tirico is noted for his versatile nature and the variety of assignments he has handled for SportsCenter.
Tirico has handled the play-by-play for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network"s Thursday night college football package (1997 to 2005), college basketball coverage (1997 to 2002), National Basketball Association coverage (2002 to present), and golf coverage for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network/American Broadcasting Company (1997 to 2015). Tirico has also hosted studio coverage of various Entertainment and Sports Programming Network and American Broadcasting Company covered events, including a stint on Entertainment and Sports Programming Network"s Monday Night Countdown (previously known as NFL Prime Monday) from 1993 to 2001 and American Broadcasting Company"s National Basketball Association studio shows.
He also broadcasts National Basketball Association games on Entertainment and Sports Programming Network/American Broadcasting Company, and usually does the National Basketball Association Finals coverage for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network Radio. He anchored the 2009 United States. Open (tennis) and co-anchored the 2014 World Cup.
Tirico has been paired in the college football booth with Tim Brant, Terry Bowden, Mike Gottfried, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, and David Norrie.
His color commentators for golf coverage were Curtis Strange, Ian Baker-Finch, Nick Faldo, and Paul Azinger. He has worked with Len Elmore on college basketball coverage. Tirico works with Jon Gruden on NFL Monday Night Football.
On April 21 and 22, 2007, he appeared as a guest host, filling in for Michael Wilbon, alongside Tony Kornheiser on Entertainment and Sports Programming Network"s Pardon the Interruption.
Tirico hosted his first show from WAER radio in Syracuse, New York, the station where he started his sports broadcasting career, on the campus of Syracuse University. Fellow Orange alum Bob Costas was his first guest.
On September 20, 2007, Tirico began hosting the short-lived Mike Tirico Show on Entertainment and Sports Programming Network Radio from 1:00–3:00 pm weekdays (Eastern time). The show filled the empty seat left by Dan Patrick.
During the spring of 2008, the title of The Mike Tirico Show, which featured Scott Van Pelt as a co-host, was changed to Tirico and Van Pelt.
On May 19, 2009, Tirico announced he would be leaving the show to focus more on his television play-by-play duties, and the name of the show became The Scott Van Pelt Show. Sexual harassment controversy
Tirico"s period at Entertainment and Sports Programming Network has not been without controversy. Two books about the network, Entertainment and Sports Programming Network: The Uncensored History (2000) by former New York Times sportswriter Michael Freeman and 2011"s These Guys Have All the Fun (by Washington Post writers James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales), recount allegations of sexual harassment.
Tirico, for example, was suspended by the network for three months in 1992 for multiple incidents involving attempted groping, sexual solicitation, and stalking of female co-workers.
Married; 2 children.