Boomer Esiason Signs Off From WWO Broadcast Booth
|RADIO ONLINE | Monday, July 16, 2018 | 12:41pm CT|
Veteran sports announcer and former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason has decided not to return as color analyst for Westwood One's NFL broadcasts after 18 years in the "Monday Night Football" booth. "It has been an honor to be a member of the Westwood One NFL broadcast team for the last 18 years," said Esiason. "I am proud to have delivered the calls for some of the most iconic Monday Night and Super Bowl moments in the history of the NFL."
He continued, "With my continuing busy schedule during the NFL season, including my daily NYC-based morning drive radio show, 'The NFL Today' and 'Inside the NFL,' I thought the timing was right for me to step away. I would like to thank my broadcast partners in the booth who have made the job enjoyable and fulfilling. Also, I would like to thank Westwood One's senior management and sales force, who, over the years, were instrumental in providing on-air support for the Boomer Esiason Foundation."
Since the 2001-02 NFL season, Esiason has been the lead color analyst in the Westwood One booth alongside play-by-play partners including Kevin Harlan, Marv Albert, and Howard David. Last year's Super Bowl LII marked Esiason's 18th Super Bowl in the booth for Westwood One and 19th overall (ABC color analyst for Super Bowl XXXIV). With that feat, Esiason has broadcast more Super Bowls than any other announcer in NFL history.
The East Islip, NY-native also served in dual on-air roles during five Super Bowls (XXXVIII, XLI, XLIV, XLVII and L), working both for Westwood One and CBS Sports Television simultaneously, an unprecedented broadcast achievement.
Esiason also currently serves as a lead studio analyst for CBS television's pregame, halftime and post-game program, "The NFL Today," and co-host on WFAN radio's weekday morning program, "Morning Show with Boomer and Gio." He is also is a member of Showtime's "Inside the NFL" team.