Sean McDonough Married, Wife, Girlfriend, Gay, Salary, Net Worth, Bio

By Pranish Sumsher Thapa | Updated On: 02 Oct, 2019
Sean McDonough Married, Wife, Girlfriend, Gay, Salary, Net Worth, Bio

Quick Information

Date of Birth May 13, 1962
Age 58 Years 11 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Sportscaster
Marital Status Single
Divorced No
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $2 million
Ethnicity White
Height 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)
Education S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications, Syracuse University
Parents Will McDonough (Father), Wilma McDonough(Mother)
Siblings 2 Brothers (Ryan McDonough, Terry McDonough), 2 Sisters (Erin McDonough, Cara McDonough)

Sean McDonough is one of the sports television’s most talented broadcasters; he was named the voice of ESPN’s Monday Night Football in 2016. He is a leading play-by-play commentator on the network’s college basketball coverage. He is known for covering the World Series, NCAA Final Four, the Olympic Games, and all four major golf championships and much more throughout his career.

Career And Progression

Sean McDonough has been with ESPN since 1989, but before working for ESPN, he provided commentary for sporting broadcasts, which include men’s and women’s college basketball, The Masters and PGA Championship, US Open Tennis, and the NFL. Working for 10 NCAA men’s basketball tournaments, and he contributed to CBS’s coverage of the Olympic Winter Games.

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Spending a total of 10 years at CBS Sports and was the lead college football play-by-play announcer from 1997 until 1999 also being the announcer for the Boston Red Sox. Radio is one of his best work he has done NFL games for ESPN Radio from 2013 until 2015. Sean has replaced Mike Tirico on ESPN as lead announcer for Monday Night Football.

Besides sports coverage, Sean is quite active in attending movie premieres and public events. He was one of the attendees of the Special Screening Of The HBO Documentary "GLICKMAN" in 2013, which was hosted by Syracuse University members in New York City.

From left to right- Ian Eagle, Mike Breen, and Sean McDonough at the screening of the HBO documentary Glickman on 24 August 2013 in New York City.

The reporter was photographed along with his fellow sportscasters including Mike Green and Ian Eagle at the documentary premiere at Time Warner Center Screening Room.

And in recent times, Sean was honored George Arents Award by his alma mater, Syracuse University for his great work in sports journalism.

How Much Is Sean McDonough's Net Worth?

The 56-year-old reporter has a net worth of $ 2 million but with his recent takeover in his job as a new MNF announcer that might increase over the years. Sports Illustrated named Sean the Broadcast Team of the Year in the annual SI Media Awards. He is also the president of the “Sean McDonough Charitable Foundation,” with nearly given nearly $3 million to 129 children’s charities.

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The newscaster recently signed a new contract in 2016 of May for the role of MNF lead announcer, and his salary increased as well on that deal. It is unsure how much to be exact but with the highest-paid anchor of ESPN is a few million he is likely to get the same or less.

According to the 2018 reports of the Boston Globe Magazine, Sean is looking forward to ally with his close associates on and off the camera at ESPN’s college football team.
The reporter’s agent, Sandy Montag also reportedly made it clear that the decision from moving to ESPN show Monda Night Football to its college team was on a mutual decision. Sandy always thinks that Sean's brand is college sports, and its something where he belongs.

As of 2019, McDonough decided to go back into calling Red Sox Games. From 1988 up until 2004, he called Red Sox games on Channels 38, 68, and 25. He has also been a prominent voice on ESPN’s college football and basketball broadcasts for several years as of now. He recently had a two-year stint on “Monday Night Football. Likewise, with him calling the game for Red Sox, McDonough said he expects to call 30 or 32 games on the Red Sox flagship radio network.

According to Payscale, the average annual salary of an American sportscaster is $55,000, and Sean's more than three decades of working experience certainly escalates his remunerative paychecks.

Is Sean McDonough Married or Single?

Sean is a man who is mostly quiet about his personal life. Mainly a workaholic and more interested in the game of sports than the game of romance. Though he does not have a fan page and a social network of his own, he has not to comment on any rumors about him, dating a girlfriend at the moment. He is also not married or is there any records of him having a wife in any wiki sources that are reliable enough.

The news anchor is likely too focused on his career on being a lead announcer on ESPN to be dating anyone at the moment. He may be gay, but without his official statement, we cannot be sure about anything. His one and true love is his passion for sportscasting and may not be interested in physical human contact at the moment.

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It just seems he's very much focused on his career rather than other aspects that might be a sort of distraction to him. Or he could be having a secret relationship with someone, as of 2019. So yet again, unless he comes forth, we cannot be sure about anything.

Short Bio

The sports commenter, age 57, was born on 13 May 1962 in Boston, Massachusetts, as per wiki. His parents were, Will McDonough, his father who was the legendary Boston Globe sportswriter who worked for NBC and CBS Sports. His mother, however, has not come to light regarding her information. His likely ethnicity is white and holds an American nationality born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He has quite a large family of siblings, two brothers Ryan McDonough and Terry McDonough and Erin and Cara McDonough.