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Play-by-Play Commentator, ESPN's "Monday Night Football"

Joe Tessitore: Biography at a Glance

  • Joe Tessitore is ESPN’s Monday Night Football play-by-play commentator
  • For the better part of the last two decades, he has been among the premier broadcasters for ESPN and ABC’s coverage of college football
  • In addition to his role leading MNF, Tessitore is the veteran blow-by-blow ringside commentator for Top Rank Boxing on ESPN
  • He is also a longtime courtside fixture on ESPN college basketball
  • Tessitore has been widely praised for his versatility, his distinctive voice, and for the joyous enthusiasm in his calls
Play-by-Play Commentator, ESPN's "Monday Night Football"

Joe Tessitore is ESPN’s Monday Night Football play-by-play commentator alongside Jason Witten. For the better part of the last two decades, he has been among the premier broadcasters for ESPN and ABC’s coverage of college football. In addition to his role leading MNF, Tessitore is the veteran blow-by-blow ringside commentator for Top Rank Boxing on ESPN. He is also a longtime courtside fixture on ESPN college basketball. Tessitore has been widely praised for his versatility, his distinctive voice, and for the joyous enthusiasm in his calls. 

Prior to joining ESPN in 2002, Tessitore was the sports anchor at CBS affiliate WFSB-TV in Hartford for eight years (1995-2002). A native of Schenectady, NY, he first gained valuable experience at KXAS-NBC in Dallas-Fort Worth and also worked at WRGB-CBS in Albany, NY.

Tessitore is a 1993 graduate of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Tessitore serves on the Board of Regents at Boston College, as well as the Advisory Committee on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has long been a supporter of the National Italian-American Foundation, as well as having tirelessly given his time to the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 
 

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