Sean McDonough joined ABC Sports as a college football play-by-play announcer in August 2000. McDonough, analyst Ed Cunningham and sideline reporter Leslie Gudel will form ABC's newest college football broadcast team.
McDonough spent the past ten years with CBS Sports, where he has served as the network's lead college football play-by-play announcer from 1997 through 1999. Previously, he had worked regional telecasts in 1996.
During his tenure at CBS, McDonough also called men's and women's college basketball, NFL, golf and U.S. Open Tennis coverage. In 1992 and 1993, he and Tim McCarver formed the network's lead MLB broadcast team. In addition, McDonough also contributed to CBS' 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympic Games, calling bobsled and luge competition. In 1998, he provided play-by-play for CBS' ice hockey coverage at the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano.
McDonough is in his 13th year as the television voice of the Boston Red Sox. From 1988-1995, he was heard on WSBK-TV, and now calls the games on WABU-TV. He joined WSBK in 1985 as the studio host for the network's coverage of Boston Bruins hockey. Three times, in 1989, 1990 and 1992, McDonough was honored with the New England Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Play-by-Play for his work on Boston Red Sox baseball.
In addition to his work with CBS and the Boston Red Sox, McDonough was a member of ESPN's Major League Baseball announce team in 1990, and has also called the NHL, college football, college basketball and soccer for the cable network.
McDonough, the son of longtime Boston Globe writer and NBC sportscaster Will McDonough, was graduated cum laude from Syracuse University in 1984. Born in Boston on May 13, 1962, McDonough now lives in North Quincy, Massachusetts.