Ian Eagle joined CBS Sports in March 1998 as a play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, and the Network’s coverage of the National Football League. He is currently paired with Hall of Famer Dan Fouts on the NFL broadcasts. In addition, Ian calls Monday night and Thursday night NFL games on Westwood One Radio.
For the past few NBA seasons, Eagle has called NBA regular season and playoff games on TNT. He is also a regular voice on the Tennis Channel’s French Open and US Open coverage and CBS Sports’ US Open broadcasts.
Eagle is also the television play-by-play announcer for the Brooklyn Nets on the YES Network, and has called NBA playoff games on NBATV, and has hosted an NBA show on Sirius Radio.
Eagle has also been calling New York Jets pre-season games on WCBS-TV for over 10 years.
Eagle is a 3-time (2013-2014, 2016) recipient of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association’s Sportscaster of the Year award for the state of New York.
Eagle was the play-by-play announcer on CBS Sports’ high definition television coverage of the 2001 AFC Divisional Playoffs and 2000 AFC Championship Game, as well as the Army-Navy football game since 2002, and the NCAA Track and Field Championships since 2004, and served as the studio host for “U.S. Open Late Night Highlight Show” in 2004 and 2005.
Eagle also served as the blow-by-blow commentator for CBS Sports’ coverage of the Showtime Championship Boxing series in 2000. Eagle won a 2002 New York Sports Emmy Award for game coverage of the dramatic Nets-Indiana Pacers playoff Game 5. He was the play-by-play radio voice for the NFL’s New York Jets in 1997 and also was a reporter for TNT’s coverage of the NBA playoffs in 1996. Eagle joined WFAN Radio in New York in 1990 as a producer and debuted as host of his own show in 1992. He hosted Jets pre- and post-game shows on WFAN from 1993 to 1996.
A 1990 graduate of Syracuse University, Eagle was the play-by-play voice of the Orangemen for football, basketball and lacrosse, and was awarded the Bob Costas Award for Outstanding Sportscasting. He lives in Essex Fells, N.J., with his wife, Alisa, and two children.
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