Sean Mcdonough

Boston Globe

How Sean McDonough has enjoyed his first season back calling NHL games

Sean McDonough has called just about every sport and called them well during his outstanding and remarkably versatile broadcasting career. But he hadn’t done play-by-play on NHL games in nearly two decades, until ESPN regained broadcast rights this season after an 17-year hiatus and tabbed him over the summer for its No. 1 booth.

Sean McDonough draws criticism for name-related quip on Red Sox broadcast

Sean McDonough is facing backlash after seeming to make fun of the name of Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi on Tuesday night during the radio broadcast of the Red Sox' playoff victory over the Yankees. During the top of the fifth inning of the wild-card matchup, McDonough, who was calling the game with Joe Castiglione and Will Flemming on flagship station WEEI, mentioned the success of the 107-win Giants to Flemming, whose brother Dave is a broadcaster for the team.
New York Post

ESPN’s Sean McDonough: It was ‘awkward’ working with Jon Gruden

Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden lasted just two seasons alongside one another as ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” broadcast team, and McDonough wishes the tenure would have gone differently. “It wasn’t great, but I’m glad I got the chance to do it,” McDonough said on the “SI Media Podcast” with Jimmy...
Awful Announcing

Sean McDonough says he was told to make MNF “more conversational,” which Jon Gruden didn’t want, “and it was awkward”

The Monday Night Football booth always receives a lot of discussion and a lot of criticism, and the 2016-17 run of Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden is no exception. That pairing (seen above on their final broadcast) didn’t take quite as much criticism as the two booths that followed (Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, and Booger McFarland in 2018, Tessitore and McFarland in 2019), but it took a lot more than the previous pairing of Mike Tirico and Gruden, and it featured a lot of awkward on-air moments.
New York Post

ESPN tabs Sean McDonough as lead NHL play-by-play voice

ESPN has named Sean McDonough as lead play-by-play announcer for its NHL coverage, the company announced in a press release on Tuesday. McDonough, 59, has cemented himself as one of the network’s top play-by-play voices since his hiring in 2000. He is a staple on ESPN’s college football and college basketball coverage, and previously served as the play-by-play man for “Monday Night Football” from 2016-18.
Boston Globe

Sean McDonough to lead ESPN’s NHL coverage as play-by-play announcer when seven-year deal begins

When ESPN’s NHL media rights deal kicks in next season, its lead play-by-play voice will be a familiar one to sports fans everywhere, particularly in New England. Sean McDonough, one of the most accomplished and versatile national broadcasters of his generation and a longtime voice of the Red Sox who still calls occasional games on the radio, will be ESPN’s top announcer when its new seven-year rights deal with the NHL begins next season.