Mike Tirico | Biography

Posted On: 11 Jun, 2014

Mike Tirico | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth December 13, 1966
Age 54 Years 4 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Announcer
Wife/Spouse Debbie Tirico
Girlfriend Not Yet
Ethnicity Black
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? No
Married Yes
Net Worth $3 Million dollar
Height N/A
Children/Kids Marv Albert and Bob Costas

Mike Tirico was born as Michael Tirico on 13th December, 1966 (his age is 48 years old) in Whitestone, Queens, New York, United States of America. He was the only son, born to parents Donald Tirico and mother Maria Tirico. It is said that in Queens, he grew up in a middle class italian family. He did his schooling from Bayside High School in Queens. After that, he attended Syracuse University and graduated in 1988, holding a bachelor’s degree in Arts; political science and broadcast journalism. During his college days, he also used to work for 4 years with WTVH-TV as a Sports Director. He started working for ESPN in 1991 as an anchor in the show Sports Center. He is famous for his friendly and hardworking nature as he did a lots of work and covered a range if sports for SC. Some of the major work that he has done include the Thursday night college football package from 1997 to 2005. He also covered the college basketball tournament from 1997 to 2002. He has also reported for NBA from 2002 till date, PGA from 1996 to 2006 and many others. He has also covered various events for ESPN as well as ABC like NFL Prime Monday (now known as Monday Night Countdown) till 2001. In the year 2009, he anchored the Open Tennis for ESPN radio broadcast.

Mike has been married to Debbie Gibaratz. The year of their marriage is unknown. However, they have been married for long enough to have two kids together. They are in a strong relationship and there is no chance or rumor of them getting a divorce anytime soon. He and his wife live together in their house at Ann Arbor, Michigan since 1999. Their children have grown up and they work and live on their own.

Being one of the best sports journalist working for ESPN, he has earned a reputation for himself. He also had worked for lots of networks and also was a host in Sports Centre. As a result of all this hard work, he has been able to earn well and feed his family. According to a magazine, Mike has a yearly salary of around four hundred thousand (400,000) USD. His estimated net worth is approximately 3 million American dollars.

His nationality is American, born and bred. His ethnicity is black and it is believed that he was of mixed race. Regarding his religion, he is Christian by birth.

Mike has been a bad boy while working for ESPN, as a result of which he was suspended for 3 months because of his sexual harassment. He was reported to have stalking his co-worker and also apparently seems to have touched and begged for sex from females. To these questions, he answered that he liked one of the female workers very much and he tried to rape her in her car, when she refused to be friends with him. After this scandal, he was banned for 3 months and after the allocated time, he successfully returned to run his program.

His height is not officially known. From his appearance in TV, he looks like a tall man with a heavily built physique. He might be less than 6 feet in height.

To read more of his biography you can visit the internet. There are several websites that have information about him including Wikipedia.