ESPN Sportscaster Sean McDonough Bio: Age, Family & Net Worth

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ESPN Sportscaster Sean McDonough Bio: Age, Family & Net Worth

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1962-05-13
  • Age 58 Years 5 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Sportscaster
  • Religion Christianity
  • Ethnicity/Race White
  • Father Will McDonough
  • Mother Wilma McDonough
  • Brother/s Ryan McDonough, Terry McDonough
  • Sister/s Erin McDonough, Cara McDonough
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Gay No
  • Dating/Affair N/A
  • Net Worth $2 million
  • High School S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications
  • College Syracuse University
  • Height/ How Tall? 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)
  • Hair Bald
  • Hair Color Black
  • Eye Color Blue

Sean McDonough is famous for his play-by-play style of commentary. He commentates on college football and is a broadcaster for ESPN.

Before he was employed by ESPN, Sean worked for various other broadcasting companies such as CBS Sports in 1990, and ABC since 2000. He has commented, not only on football, but also basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, and baseball.

Sean’s Family Life: Parents & Siblings

Sean is one of the five kids of his parents, father Will McDonough, a legendary sports commentator known for his work at the Boston Globe, and mother Wilma; Will passed away in 2003.

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Sean and his siblings all followed the path that his father had been successful in – sports journalism. His siblings are brothers Ryan and Terry, and sisters Erin and Cara.


A family picture of Sean McDonough with his parents and siblings (Photo:

Ryan, his eldest brother, is the general manager of the Suns. Terry is his elder brother and the vice resident of player personnel for the Arizona Cardinals.

His sister, Erin, is a hospital senior vice president who took to the communications field after watching her father work in journalism. And finally, his youngest sibling, sister Cara, is an Under Armour executive who achieved her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard.

Net Worth

Sean, through his long career in sports broadcasting, has been able to gather an estimated net worth of $2 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Bio Of Sean McDonough

Sean is a Boston native, born on the 13th of May 1962 in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States. He decided to pursue sports broadcasting from a very young age.

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His first broadcasting job was for the Syracuse Chiefs Radio of Syracuse University, where he started his play-by-play commentary journey.

Then, in 1989, he was employed by ESPN and has been with them ever since with one off-period from 1996 to 1999. During this time, he worked exclusively for CBS.

Facts About Sean McDonough: Surgery, Honor

  • Sean underwent surgery to fix his superior canal dehiscence syndrome on the 7th of August 2012. He had a small hole in the bone that separates his left inner ear from his brain, which needed to be fixed. 
  • He received an honor in the form of his alma mater from Syracuse University in September 2019.