Sean McDonough’s 35-year-old career as a sports announcer has made him one of the most recognizable voices on television and radio. Besides his voice, very little is known of his private life.

The 56-year-old sportscaster is renowned for leading play-by-play announcement for Monday Night Football at ESPN. He had replaced Mike Tirico, who moved to NBC Sports, in 2016. With his ability to provide in-depth analysis of every play and articulate it without much effort, the veteran sports presenter is considered one of the best at his profession.

Two years after ESPN had announced his appointment as a lead play-by-play announcer for Monday Night Football, in 2018 he left the show to focus on announcing college football games.

A report by Wochit Entertainment on the resignation of Monday Night Football host Sean McDonough on 9 March 2018.

Son of Boston Globe sportswriter Will McDonough, Sean worked as an assistant for Syracuse football coach Dick MacPherson while he was attending the University of the same name.

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Saen McDonough's Career: From CBS To ESPN

While at Syracuse, he was handed his first broadcasting gig -- He was the play-by-play announcer for the Syracuse Chiefs. Six years later, working for PBS, he was promoted to play-by-play announcer from sideline reporter in 1986.

The Boston native joined CBS Sports in 1990 where he mostly covered college sports, NFL, US Open, golf and three winters Olympics. Two years after joining CBS, aged 30, he became the youngest person to announce the broadcast of the World Series.

In 1999, then CBS Sports President informed him that his contract wouldn’t be renewed. His free agency prompted the move to ESPN in 2000.

His Bio: ESPN Career, Salary, Family

Since joining ESPN, he has announced for college sports, NHL, NBA and NCAA Hockey. The Syracuse University alum has also contributed to ESPN’s coverage of U.S. Open and British Open.

After being sidelined for several months because of a surgery he had to repair superior canal dehiscence syndrome, Sean began working for the NFL on ESPN Radio as its play by play announcer in 2013.

He has been handsomely rewarded for his work with ESPN as he boasts a handsome salary with the network. His predecessor at ESPN, Mike Trico commanded a hefty salary of $3 million with the network, and Sean having replaced him also is rewarded with a similar salary.  His salary mainly constitutes his $2 million net worth.

Born on 13 May 1962 to a sportswriter father, Will McDonough and a mother, Denise McDonough, Sean is the oldest of his five siblings. His two sisters are prominent executives, and his brothers are employed in the sports-related field, just like him.

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Say Cheese: The family portrait of McDonough family before Will's death in 2013. From left: Erin, Sean, Will, Denise, Terry, Cara and Ryan (Photo:

Despite being a public figure, the ESPN sportscaster leads a reserved social presence, shying away from the glitz and glamour of social media.

Is Sean Married To Wife? Or Closeted Gay?

The 56-year-old Boston native’s private life is as elusive as a plane on a runway about to take off. One would be hard pressed to find any information on his wife as he has neither flaunted her on any functions nor commented on her in any of his interviews. Because he has kept his private affairs under the wrap, it’s only right for people to suspect that he might actually be gay.

Either gay or happily married to his wife, the famed ESPN sportscaster seems to be content with pursuing his passion as a broadcaster and explore play-by-play actions on the field rather than let people explore his marital status.

How about we as sports fanatics let the sports figures enjoy their personal space and stop spreading gay rumors just because they won’t show off their wife on social media?