Played on the golf team in high school in Queens, NY. Awarded with the first Bob Costas Scholarship at Syracuse University, given to an outstanding broadcast journalism student at the school. Stayed in Syracuse following school to work as sports director at the local CBS affiliate while also doing play-by-play for SU basketball, football, lacrosse and volleyball. Joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor in 1991, later establishing himself as a host of Monday Night Countdown during NFL season from 1993 to 2001. Suspended by ESPN for three months in 1992 for sexual harassment. Appeared in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire along with several other broadcasters, all playing themselves. Became the play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football in 2006, following the likes of Keith Jackson, Don Meredith and Frank Gifford. Displayed versatility outside the NFL in his career with ESPN and ABC, calling play-by-play for college football and basketball, NBA basketball, and the PGA Tour, while also hosting on-site coverage of U.S. Open tennis in 2009 and the World Cup in 2010.