Guest, Ian Eagle

Guest Name: 
Ian Eagle
Guest Occupation: 
Sports Announcer, Play-by-Play
Guest Biography: 

Emmy Award-winner Ian Eagle is in his 23rd year as play-by-play announcer for Brooklyn Nets, the last 22 on television and the last 13 on the YES Network, specifically. One of the most respected and versatile sportscasters in the country, Eagle became the radio voice of the Nets in 1994 at the age of 25, and moved to the television side the following year. He won individual New York Emmys in 2013 and 2016 for his Nets play-by-play work on YES, and won another Emmy in 2014 as part of YES' Nets broadcasting team which won for Best Live Sports Series. 

Eagle was also nominated for a National Sports Emmy in 2015 for his NFL and NCAA March Madness play-by-play work for CBS Sports and Turner Sports. 

The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country 12 of the last 13 years, is the exclusive local television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, and MLS' New York City FC. The network has won 95 New York Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch.

Eagle received Emmy nominations for his Nets play-by-play work on YES in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Earlier, he won New York Emmys for his work on Madison Square Garden Network's telecast of the Pacers/Nets Game 5 of the 2002 NBA playoffs. In 2014 Eagle won the CableFax Program Award for the best host of regional television program (sports or otherwise). 

A 1990 graduate of Syracuse University, Eagle was the play-by-play voice of the Orangemen in football, basketball and lacrosse, and was awarded the Bob Costas Award for Outstanding Sportscasting. In August 2013, he was inducted into the WAER-FM (Syracuse University) Hall of Fame. 

Eagle was named New York State Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in both 2015 (sharing with WNBC-TV's Bruce Beck) and 2014.