23 Facts About Joe Tessitore


Joseph William Tessitore was born on January 1,1971 and is an American sportscaster for ABC and ESPN.


Joe Tessitore leads ESPN's world championship fight broadcasts as the blow-by-blow broadcaster for Top Rank Boxing on ESPN, serves as a play-by-play announcer for Holey Moley on ABC alongside comedian Rob Riggle and NBA star Stephen Curry and announces college football on ESPN and ABC.


In 2018 and 2019, Joe Tessitore was the play-by-play broadcaster of Monday Night Football, alongside former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten in 2018 and analyst Booger McFarland in 2018 and 2019.


Joe Tessitore graduated from the Boston College Carroll School of Management in 1993.


Joe Tessitore completed his college preparatory studies at Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, New York.


Joe Tessitore took over the primary sports anchor role in 1997.


In February 2002, Joe Tessitore began calling boxing on ESPN as part of Tuesday Night Fights and Friday Night Fights.

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Joe Tessitore is widely regarded as one of the most versatile broadcasters at the network.


Joe Tessitore has produced documentaries for ESPN's award-winning 30 for 30 series.


For five years Joe Tessitore was the host of ESPN's live New Year's Eve specials, including RedBull New Year, No Limits, and the debut of ESPN's Year of the Quarterback.


Previous to joining Monday Night Football, Joe Tessitore was the lead play-by-play broadcaster for ESPN's Saturday Night College Football Primetime Game and the College Football Playoff.


Joe Tessitore appeared in the booth alongside veteran broadcaster Todd Blackledge as part of ESPN's coverage of college football.


Previously, Joe Tessitore served in the play-by-play role for ESPN's Thursday Night Football and was host of SEC Nation paired with Tim Tebow and Paul Finebaum.


Joe Tessitore has hosted ESPN's College Football Final, College Football Live, various Sportscenter specials and has long been a fixture on ESPN's presentation of the Heisman Trophy, as he is considered the leading expert on the trophy and its voting history.


Joe Tessitore is the host of ESPN's extensive coverage of National Signing Day.


Joe Tessitore has been the broadcaster of multiple Orange Bowls, the Peach Bowl, and the Sugar Bowl broadcast team.


Joe Tessitore has worked play-by-play for the BCS Championship on ESPN 3D and is the lead broadcaster for ESPN's Megacast Homers edition of College Football's National Championship Games.


Since 2004, Joe Tessitore has been the voice for the top selling Fight Night video game series produced by EA Sports.


Joe Tessitore played himself in three national commercials for Dr Pepper which aired extensively through fall of 2016 and winter of 2017.


Joe Tessitore has appeared in the television drama The Dead Zone acting as himself in an episode.


Not all reviews of Joe Tessitore's announcing, especially on MNF, have been positive.


Cliches are a given in football announcing, but few commentators imbue NFL banalities with the portentous sentimentality that Joe Tessitore brings to bear.


Joe Tessitore is a member of the National Italian American Foundation and is on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.