Hamden Hall Country Day School

Educating students in PreSchool through Grade 12

Former Trustee Now the Voice of Monday Night Football

Former Trustee and past parent Joe Tessitore is the new play-by-play voice for ESPN’s Monday Night Football, which kicked off its 49th season in the fall of 2018. Tessitore joins the NFL commentator team of Jason Witten, Booger McFarland, and reporter Lisa Salters. Tessitore and Witten are in the booth.

Just the sixth person to occupy the coveted Monday Night Football play-by-play position, Tessitore has been a broadcaster for ESPN and ABC’s coverage of college football for the better part of the last two decades. Best known for calling ESPN Saturday Night primetime and select ABC regular-season games, Tessitore called College Football Playoff semifinal games in 2016 and 2017.

Tessitore has been with ESPN for 16 years and is also the veteran blow-by-blow ringside commentator for Top Rank Boxing on ESPN and a longtime courtside fixture on ESPN college basketball.

“Booger and Jason are my dream team. Everyone who auditioned was so impressive. With Boog and Witt, it was the chemistry and knowing we have only scratched the surface of what it will be. They felt like brothers or best friends with me in the booth. It has been effortless with them. It’s been fun,” stated Tessitore in an ESPN press release.

Tessitore served on Hamden Hall’s Board of Trustees from 2012 through 2017. He and his wife, Rebecca, are parents to John and Nicolina.

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