ESPN Slots Sean McDonough In at ‘Monday Night Football’

Veteran Announcer Replaces Departing Mike Tirico
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ESPN's lined-up replacement for Monday Night Football play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico is Sean McDonough as the sports programmer promotes from within.

McDonough, who has called National Football League games for ESPN radio since 2013, will work alongside analyst Jon Gruden and reporter Lisa Salters beginning in September with the new season of MNF

McDonough has been with ESPN since 2000, recently signing a contract extension. His broadcast resume includes Major League Baseball's World Series, the NCAA Final Four and the Olympic Games, and he's also worked college football games. “Sean is a premier play-by-play commentator who combines a signature voice with intelligence, passion and humor, and he always brings out the best in his partners,” John Wildhack, ESPN executive vice president, programming and production, said in a release. “Monday Night Football has a rich history and a bright future ahead with our new booth team of Sean and Jon.”

NBC Sports earlier officially announced the signing of Tirico, whose new assignments will include Olympics and NFL coverage.