Beth Mowins lived a low-key life with all her exposure coming from her career as the sportscaster lending her voice to ESPN and CBS. However, little did she know that her voice would be the center of attention for her fans.

The Syracuse native is a play-by-play announcer and sports journalist for ESPN and CBS. In 2017, she became the first woman in 30 years to call a National Football League game.

Ready For Bigtime: Detroit Lions' Tori Petry talks with ESPN broadcaster Beth Mowins about calling Lions' season opener against Jets on Monday Night Football. (Published on Aug 2, 2018)

Breaking more records, she became the first female play-by-play announcer for the NFL on CBS in its 58-year history after she called the Cleveland Browns-Indianapolis Colts with fellow anchor Jay Feely.

Subsequently, she called in both the Denver Broncos’ season opener and the season finale at the same stadium but for different TV networks (ESPN and CBS).

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Beth Mowkins Bio: First Woman Play-by-play Announcer For NFL

Born on 26 May 1967, in Syracuse, New York, Beth Mowins grew up admiring football. She was the basketball, softball and soccer player at North Syracuse High School in North Syracuse, New York. When she attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, she was the captain of the Varsity basketball team for two seasons. Then in 1989, she graduated from Lafayette with a BA, and from Syracuse University with a master’s degree the same year.

Her career began in 1991 as news and sports director for WXHC-FM Radio in Homer, New York, where she became one of the 2009 inductees into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame.

She joined ESPN in 1994. During her time with ESPN, she called NCAA Championships in basketball, softball, soccer, and volleyball and has been the voice of the Women’s College World Series for more than 20 years. In 2011, she was also part of ESPN’s coverage of the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany. In 2012, Mowins moved to Saginaw, Michigan.

In September 2017, Mowins' bio added another feather as she became the first woman play-by-play announcer on ESPN’s Monday Night Football opening the broadcast between Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos.

That also saw her become only the second female play-by-play announcer in NFL regular season history after announcer Gayle Sierens in 1987 for NBC Sports.

Shares Glimpse Of Experience On MNF

The Monday Night football for the new season returned on the 10th of September 2018. Just as the previous year, Beth was assigned to call the opening fixture of Monday Night game between the New York Jets and Detroit Lions.

After a year of her first calling of play-by-play for an NFL game, she shared the glimpse of her experience in MNF to a sports blogging network,

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Beth stated it was a lot of excitement and a lot of just thinking back to when she was a little kid and she always wished to be a sportscaster. Watching college football and the NFL, she always wanted to be a part of that.

For the preparation, she stated that she tries to do her best and work with the analyst to get the how and the why. She always remembers the templates that include names, numbers, stats, stories, background on coaches, background on players and background on the rivalry. Some of her suggestions include;

  • Drawing on the previous experience and finding what’s new in terms of rule changes.
  • Establish conformity with the booth partner.
  • Be ready by the gameday being just as a player and a coach.
  • Add some last-minute quotes from the coaches and players.
  • Be cool and relax before the action or an event.
  • Better be ready when the lights come on.

What Is Beth Mowins’ Salary and Net Worth at ESPN?

Beth Mowins, a veteran with over two decades of experience under her belt and many records in her name is one of the best-paid sportscasters in the world. She has been with ESPN since 1994, and recently signed a new contract with ESPN, keeping her there for a foreseeable amount of time in future.

Her service and experience have seen her earn a hefty salary, plus bonuses. According to Paysa, an ESPN Sportscaster makes an average of  $61,278 monthly. However, because she is one of the best in her category, she probably earns more than the average salary and boasts a net worth in millions.

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Is Beth Mowins' Married With Gay Partner or Husband?

The 51-year-old sportscaster has kept mum about her dating life. She has been accused of being lesbian several times in the past few years, leading people to ask whether she has a secret gay partner. 

However, she could be straight and married to someone and could be hiding her husband from the camera lenses.

That being said, both the cases seem unlikely as she's reportedly living alone in her house at Saginaw, Michigan.  

Lesbian Allegations Against Beth UnCalled For! 

With the work ethics of a horse and sheer determination unlike any other, Beth has been leaving behind a path for the future generation of women, mainly the athletes and the lover of sports. She has intertwined her passion for sports, and her aspirations to be a pro athelete to her love for broadcasting.   

However, her voice is quite uncanny. Many viewers complain that her voice sounds like a truck whereas some have accused her of trying to sound like a man. Then there are the majority of viewers who claim that her voice sounds like a truck and she tries to sound like a man because she is a lesbian. 

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Stop Cyber-Bullying: Beth Mowins gets abused on Twitter by the random user. (Photo:

It's a sad world we live in when people who should be a role model figure becomes a meme or a target of cyberbullying. 

Being a lesbian isn't a bad thing at all but the way they've alleged her to be one makes it worse. Whether she is or she isn't a lesbian, she doesn't deserve to be abused just because she's good at what she does.