Who Are the UFL Announcers? Notable Names Include Mike Monaco, Roy Philpott

    ESPN has three different broadcasting teams for their coverage of the UFL, and here is a look at the different broadcasters.

    The UFL‘s inaugural season is wrapping up, with the San Antonio Brahmas and Birmingham Stallions facing off this weekend in the first-ever UFL Championship.

    The UFL has television deals with ESPN and Fox Sports, and there are three different UFL broadcasting teams for ESPN. Each broadcast team includes a play-by-play, a booth analyst, a field analyst, and a field reporter.

    Here is a look at each of the three broadcasting teams.

    Broadcast Team 1

    This group features Mike Monaco on the play-by-play and Drew Carter as the booth analyst. Monaco has been at ESPN since 2019 and has called numerous different sporting events. Carter has been at ESPN since 2021 and is the play-by-play broadcaster for NBC Boston for the Boston Celtics.

    Sam Acho will be another analyst in the booth. He played collegiate football at Texas and is the brother of Fox Sports 1’s Emmanuel Acho.

    Cole Cubelic has been at ESPN since 2011 and works for the SEC Network. Stormy Buonantony is reporting on the field; she was a reporter for the XFL in 2023.

    Broadcast Team 2

    Lowell Galindo and Tom Luginbill are in the booth. Galindo has been the lead anchor for the Longhorn Network since 2011. He is the host of shows such as Texas GameDay and Texas All-Access among many others.

    Luginbill was promoted to national recruiting director when the company Scouts Inc. was purchased by ESPN in 2005. He has also been a sideline reporter for Saturday night college football games at ESPN.

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    Harry Douglas is on the field as an analyst. He played in the NFL for 10 seasons and has been at ESPN since 2019. The sideline reporter is Kayla Burton, who joined ESPN in 2023. She played collegiate basketball at Lehigh and was a sideline reporter for college football last year.

    Broadcast Team 3

    The last broadcasting team features Roy Philpott and Jorge Sedano on the play-by-play.

    Philpott joined ESPN in 2013 as an announcer, calling college events in football, basketball, and baseball. Sedano is a sideline reporter for the NBA on ESPN while also being on shows such as NBA Today and ESPN.

    Kirk Morrison will be in the booth with them as an analyst. Morrison played in the NFL, including spending his first five years as a member of the Oakland Raiders. He also broadcasts college football for the network.

    From 2016 to 2023, Ian Fitzsimmons was a co-host on the popular Freddie and Fitzsimmons show with Freddie Coleman. He is a sideline reporter for ESPN Radio as well.

    Eric Mac Lain is the analyst on the field, and he has been with ESPN since 2019 when he started at the ACC Network. He played at Clemson from 2011-2015 and was part of a team that made the national title.

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