Regarded as one of the most versatile broadcasters on ESPN, Joe Tessitore is mostly known for his blow-by-blow boxing broadcasting and Monday Night Football announcing alongside Jason Witten, Booger McFarland, and Lisa Salters. Throughout his years commentating, Tessitore has become a sports fan favorite because of his distinctive broadcasting style, nicknamed “the Tess effect.” Currently, Tessitore joins Rob Riggle as an on-camera commentator for Stephen Curry’s mini-golf competition on ABC, Holey Moley.
The new series also includes the basketball player as the resident golf pro and The Real’s Jenna Mai as the sideline reporter. The show invites self-proclaimed mini-golf champions to compete in an epic obstacle golf course to win $25,000, a golden putter, and the coveted Holey Moley plaid jacket. How old is Joe Tessitore, and does he have a wife? Keep reading to find out and learn more about his career!
How old is Joe Tessitore?
Born January 1, 1971, in Schenectady, New York, Joe Tessitore is currently 48-years-old. He went to school at Christian Brothers Academy before attending Boston College, where he graduated with a degree in marketing.
Joe Tessitore’s extensive broadcasting career
Tessitore’s career began at an NBC affiliate station, KXAS-TV in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 1994, he joined a CBS affiliate station in Albany, New York before relocating to Hartford, Connecticut the following year. In 1997, Tessitore became the primary sports anchor. Five years later, he started commentating boxing matches for ESPN’s Tuesday Night Fights and Friday Night Fights. He then began appearing on ESPN’s NBA and College Football as well as other college basketball broadcasts.
In 2016, when Tessitore served as the lead play-by-play broadcaster for ESPN’s Saturday Night College Football Primetime Game and College Football Playoff, Sports Illustrated honored he and his crew as the Broadcast Team of the Year. Tessitore has also been a part of ESPN’s Heisman Trophy presentation for years because they consider him the leading expert on the trophy and voting history.
Tessitore’s voice has appeared in EA Sports top-rated boxing video game series, Fight Night. He also starred in three national Dr. Pepper campaigns from the fall of 2016 to the winter of 2017. The same year, he became the co-host of ABC’s rebooted classic show, Battle of the Network Stars.
In 2018, he replaced Sean McDonough as a play-by-play announcer on ESPN/ABC’s Monday Night Football. Tessitore broadcasts live alongside former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, field analyst Booger McFarland, and sideline reporter Lisa Salters.
Sports Illustrated has named Tessitore as a finalist for Sports Media Person of the year twice. He has also received the prestigious Sam Taub Award for Broadcast Excellence from the Boxing Writers of America and was inducted into the 2010 Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame.
Joe Tessitore’s wife and children
Because Joe Tessitore keeps his family life private, not much is known about his wife and children. He is married to a woman named Rebecca, and they also have two children together, John and Nicolina. His son is currently a kicker on the football team at his alma mater, Boston College.