Eamon McAnaney Biography, Age, Height, Career, Net Worth And News

Eamon McAnaney Biography

Eamon McAnaney (born 1969) is a sportscaster who works for ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN Plus, SportsNet New York, and Major League Lacrosse

on ESPN3. He is employed by SportsNet New York hosting various shows and as a fill-in field reporter for Steve Gelbs on New York Mets telecasts.

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McAnaney currently resides in Manhattan with his wife and two children.

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Eamon attended The Hill School and graduated in 1987. He attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in America’s studies and played on the Fighting Irish men’s lacrosse team. Eamon and his wife along with his sons live in Manhattan. Nickname in college “The Big Red Dog”.


McAnaney, a native New Yorker, started his television career upon graduation from Notre Dame University as a production assistant for ESPN in 1992.

Eight years later, he made the switch to on-air where he worked as a weekend anchor in Bangor, Maine. He quickly soon moved back to the New York area to become the sports director for Channel 10 News in Palisades Park, NJ.

In 2001, McAnaney transitioned over again to on-air to become a sports reporter and anchor with News 12.

In 2007 was named analyst for MSG’s high school lacrosse game of the week and later that year started covering college lacrosse for ESPNU.

By 2010, he had become ESPNU’s lead play by play announcer for college lacrosse and has called all the action from Championship Weekend up until 2015.

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ESPN will need to find a new play-by-play voice for its college men’s lacrosse broadcasts. Eamon McAnaney, the former Notre Dame defenseman who has called the last five NCAA championships, is leaving the Worldwide Leader to become a full-time anchor at SNY, a regional sports network owned by the New York Mets, Charter Communications and NBC Sports Group. New York Daily News media columnist Bob Raissman broke the news on Twitter.

McAnaney, a US Lacrosse contributor for the last three years and host of the “Time, Room, Bullseye” podcast, confirmed the report in a text message. He has been an announcer and sideline reporter for ESPN since 2007, concurrently hosting several SNY studio shows since 2009. Though McAnaney did sideline reporting and play-by-play announcing for several sports, notably Big East college football and basketball, his most recognizable calls have come from the lacrosse broadcast booth — most recently teaming with analysts Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra, former All-American players at Johns Hopkins and Syracuse, respectively.

“At ESPN, they were very impressed that I played lacrosse because it was just starting to be televised and they didn’t have a lot of guys on the play-by-play side who knew the sport,” McAnaney said in a 2012 interview with UND.com. “It was a huge opportunity in my career.”

ESPN covered more than 100 college lacrosse games across its various channels — including ESPN3, an online streaming platform — in 2016. Anish Shroff, Mike Corey, John Brickley, Booker Corrigan, and Mark Dixon also handled play-by-play duties throughout the season. Ryan Boyle, Matt Ward, Ryan Flanagan, Sheehan Stanwick Burch, and Dixon occasionally served as analysts. ESPN has not yet released its 2017 lacrosse broadcast schedule.