Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Here's Who Will Replace Sean McDonough In 'MNF' Booth

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Kristopher Love | 10 March, 2018, 14:42

Jon Gruden's return to the sideline has prompted a full-on reboot of ESPN's "Monday Night Football".

McDonough has been with ESPN since 2000 and has spent many of those years calling college football games.

Tessitore has worked at ESPN since 2002, and most recently called college football, college basketball and boxing for the family of networks. "Sean is a highly-skilled broadcaster who brings great passion, energy and work ethic to every game he calls".

Monday Night Football has found a new voice.

There will be an entirely new broadcast team for 'Monday Night Football' on ESPN, but one that won't include Peyton Manning per Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. He reportedly will become just the sixth person to serve as the play-by-play for "MNF", following in the footsteps of Keith Jackson, Frank Gifford, Al Michaels, Mike Tirico and McDonough.

ESPN has not announced the move. As CBS's lead Major League Baseball broadcast voice in 1992 and 1993, he called the All-Star Game, the National League Championship Series and the World Series.

Coinciding with Deitsch's report, the New York Post's Andrew Marchand followed up with news that ESPN made a decision to stay in-house for McDonough's replacement. The veteran broadcaster signed a multiyear deal to stay with ESPN, where he'll remain a part of its college basketball and Masters coverage in addition to resuming a previous role on college football broadcasts.