Mike Tirico has made a name for himself in the industry. He is well-known for his work as an NFL play-by-play announcer for a ten-year run from 2006 to 2015, on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. More recently, he has been in the news for replacing iconic Bob Costas to host the NBC’s must-watch 2018 Winter Olympics coverage in Pyeongchang. 

Married to sports enthusiast, Debbie Tirico

While Mike is sportscasting legend on his own, his life partner is also a special person. He is married to Deborah Gibaratz Tirico, who goes by the name, Debbie Tirico. The two first met while attending Syracuse. They also share two children. 

Mike Tirico posed with his wife Debbie Tirico

Debbie is a graduate of Syracuse’s School of Management and has earned Bachelor of Science magna cum laude. She completed her MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

She is a sports nerd like her husband. She used to play softball while enrolling at Trenton High School in Trenton, Michigan and was a two-sports all-state athlete.

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As of now, the loved-up couple is living blissfully with their children in Ann Arbor, Michigan where they have been living since 1999. 

Sexual harassment scandal while working at ESPN

Though Mike is sharing healthy married life with his wife, he doesn’t have a squeaky-clean past. His sexual harassment scandal is not a new story. 

Mike Tirico speaking few words before leaving ESPN

While he was working at ESPN, he was accused of harassing a female employee. Two books, ESPN: The Uncensored History (2000) and These Guys Have All The Fun (2011) which is about the ESPN network recounts sexual harassment allegations.

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After that, he was suspended for three months by the network in 1992 by the network. However, addressing all the accusation, Tirico mentioned that he was misunderstood.