Terry Gannon


Terry Gannon

ESPN Commentator

Terry Gannon  joined ABC Sports in 1991 as an expert commentator for college basketball. Since then his work has spanned an extensive variety of sporting events for the network.

Gannon currently serves as the play-by-play announcer on ESPN’s coverage of golf, college football, college basketball and the WNBA.

Gannon served as the host of ABC’s figure skating coverage, including the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, European Championships and World Championships. He handles play-by-play for the network’s coverage of college basketball, college football and golf. Additionally, Gannon served as the studio host for ABC Sports’ coverage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup and has hosted the 2004 Indianapolis 500, the 2006 Belmont Stakes and WTA Professional Tennis.

Three times he has hosted the Tour de France and three times called the play-by-play at the Little League World Series.

His work on “ABC’s Wide World of Sports” has taken Gannon around the globe to cover downhill skiing, ski jumping, supercross motorcycle racing, pro beach volleyball, mountain biking, the Special Olympics, the Goodwill Games and the Tournament of Roses Parade.

From 1987 through 1994 Gannon served as a college basketball analyst for Raycom Sports, Prime Network, Jefferson-Pilot Sports, Sports South and Home Team Sports. From 1991 through 1994 he served as a play-by-play announcer for Prime Sports and Jefferson-Pilot’s coverage of college baseball. From 1990-1994 he was a professional baseball announcer for the AAA Charlotte Knights.

Gannon was a member of the 1983 North Carolina State University National Championship Basketball team. During his illustrious four-year career for Jim Valvano’s squad (1981-1985), he was a two-time Academic All-America and the school’s all-time leading free throw shooter. In 1983 he was the number-one three-point shooter in the nation.

Gannon resides in Los Angeles, with his wife, Lisa, daughter Madailein and son Jake

- 30 -