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Terry Gannon Biography

Birth Name:
Terrance Patrick Gannon
Birth Place:
Joliet, Illinois, United States
sports broadcaster

Fast Facts

  • At North Carolina State, he played basketball for Jim Valvano, and was on the national championship team in 1983
  • Was a two-time Academic All-American and was the nation's top 3-point shooter in 1983
  • Played basketball briefly in Europe after his years in Raleigh
  • Started broadcasting career in 1987, doing college basketball games in syndication and on cable
  • Was the announcer for the Charlotte Knights AAA baseball team from 1990 to 1994
  • Signed with ABC in 1991
  • Signed with the Golf Channel in 2010
  • Known as one of the most versatile broadcasters, having done baseball, basketball, football, figure skating, golf, WNBA, soccer, tennis, cycling, auto and horse racing, and the Olympic Games
  • As he once told the State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL), "I learned the business from all different angles, and it led to a career that has taken me to places that I'd never thought I'd be going, things I never thought I would do
  • " He told ABC Sports Online that "I'm sure my late coach and friend Jim Valvano chuckles from up in the air when he sees me covering figure skating, supercross or ski jumping



    • Madailein -- Daughter
    • Jake -- Son
    • Lisa -- Wife