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Sean McDonough
Born (1962-05-13)May 13, 1962
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Occupation Sportscaster
Employer CBS, ABC, ESPN, Boston Red Sox

Sean McDonough (born May 13, 1962) is an American sportscaster, currently employed by ESPN and WEEI Red Sox Radio Network.[1]

Early life[]

The son of Boston Globe sportswriter Will McDonough, Sean graduated from Syracuse University in 1984.[2] During college he worked for Syracuse football coach Dick MacPherson.[3]


Early career[]

McDonough was an intern at the short lived Enterprise Radio Network in 1981.

It was in Syracuse where McDonough began his broadcasting career in 1982 as the play-by-play announcer for the Syracuse Chiefs of the International League. McDonough was also an Ivy League football announcer for PBS. He was a sideline reporter from 1984 to 1985 and a play-by-play announcer from 1986 to 1987.


Since 2000, McDonough has announced baseball, college basketball, college football, NBA, NHL and NCAA hockey for ABC and ESPN. [4]


In 2014, McDonough was named to the Hall of Fame for WAER, Syracuse University's noncommercial radio station where he began his sports broadcasting career as a student.[5] S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications also honored McDonough in July 2016 with the 4th annual Marty Glickman Award.[6][7] In May 2007, he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Southern Vermont College.[8]


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