Mike Tirico As Responsible Parents With Wife; Family Comes First & Their Happiness
American sportscaster Mike Tirico has faced trauma in his personal life including some sexual harassment allegations. However, he has a supportive wife holding the hands for more than a decade.
The New York Native is best known as long-serving NFL commentator on ESPN's Monday Night Football.
Mike Tirico: Mike Tirico talking about sports and football for the Ann Arbor Sports Commission (Published on Sep 26, 2018)
Mike is a primetime host for NBC, who covered the NFL beginning in the 2017 season and 2018's Winter Olympics held in PyeongChang, Korea in February 2018 on the network.
Mike Tirico Glittering Career CV With ESPN, Hosting World Cup
Mike began his career joining ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor in 1991. He was the first host seen on ESPN News, who has handled the various sports programs in both ESPN and ABC such as Thursday night college football package, NBA coverage, and golf coverage.
Mike anchored the 2009 U.S. Open and co-anchored the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016 on his last years of ESPN. In 2016, he joined NBC Sports covering several sports-related events in the station. He later became a host of the network's Thursday Night Football program in 2018.
In October 2018, Mike, the face and voice of NBC Sports, launched his private podcast labeled The Mike Tirico Podcast in association with NBC Radio. In the Podcast, Mike will be seen giving his views on the latest biggest sports updates and news while also interviewing famous athletes and other sports personalities.
Mike's first podcast will be featuring Michele Tofoya, Sunday Night Football reporter, and Gary Myers, an author, and sportswriter.
The prominent media personality has made big money from his career as an anchor in the various renown television stations. He earns the remarkable salary of $3 million per year that makes his net worth of $6 million.
Mike Tirico Accused Of Sexual Harassments
Mike was born on 13 December 1966 in Queens, New York to parents; Maria and Donald Tirico. He possesses American-Italian ethnicity. Mike attended Bayside High School, and he was graduated from Syracuse University. Miike stands at a modest height of 5ft 10 inches (1.55 m) tall.
Mike has faced recount allegations of sexual harassment due to which, he was suspended by the network for three months in 1992. He was accused of multiple incidents involving attempted groping, sexual solicitation, and stalking of female co-workers in the workplace.
However, he got married in the same year of facing the allegations. Mike is now enjoying the blissful moments along with his wife and children.
Mike Tirico Claims He Is Not Black
The former WTVH-5 anchor in an interview with The New York Times in July 2017 said that he is not black. He said:
"When people go around and say, 'You are black' - well, I don't encourage it, but by the same token I don't back off of it....If you want to call me that, that's fine. But, you know, in my whole family, there's nobody I know who is black."
He claims to be of white ethnicity despite him looking differently.
According to him, his both parents looked as white as a refrigerator. His comments did not go down well with everyone as some slammed him for his bold claim and even accused him of trying to spend his whole life trying to be a part of so-called "White Norm".
Mike Tirico's Married Life: Settled In Wife's Hometown
Mike, aged 21, got married to Debbie Gibaratz in the year 1991. Debbie is a former all-state softball and basketball player from Trenton. Mike met Debbie while the two were students at Syracuse University.
Husband & Wife: Mike and his wife, Debbie enjoying the party together (Photo: Playerswiki.com)
Moreover, their joyous family life is supplemented by the arrival of two children. However, the identity of them is still inside the dark.
In 1999, Mike and his family moved to Ann Arbor to stay close to Debbie’s parents. He stated that it is a great place to live, a great place to raise kids and a sensational community with diversity, culture, and entertainment.
He believes that he gets to travel all over the country, but he can't think of another place calling home and raising a family rather than Ann Arbor.