Debbie Tirico (born: February 17, 1967; Age: 55 years old) is the wife of Mike Tirico, an American sportscaster and reporter. Debbie and Mike have been married since 1991, with no record of any controversy in their marriage.
Debbie Tirico is one of those celebrity wives that has carved a niche for herself before getting married to a celebrity. She was the captain of a basketball team that appeared in the 1988 N.C.A.A. tournament. Debbie had been in sports and had gained some level of fame in women’s basketball before meeting her husband, Mike Tirico.
Debbie Tirico was Born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1967
Born on February 17, 1967, the celebrity spouse is currently 55 years old. She was born with the name Deborah Ann Gilberatz in Trenton, New Jersey, the United States. Debbie Tirico is strict about information relating to her personal life, so nothing is known about her parents. There is also restricted information regarding her family background and her siblings from the media, as nothing is known about them.
Meanwhile, reports have it that the celebrity spouse is of mixed ethnicity and possesses American nationality. The female basketball legend got her Bachelors of Science in Finance from the School of Management. Debbie Tirico also got her Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She kicked off her career in finance at Carrier Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation.
Reports also have it that she joined HSB in the position of Vice President of Business Development in 1997. Debbie Trico had two years of working experience while growing the engineering consulting business. Currently, what she does for a living has remained out of the media’s knowledge.
Mike Tirico Dated Debbie Tirico Before They Got Married in 1991
The couple over the years have kept a low profile of their love life prior to their marriage in 1991. However, reports have it that the duo attended Syracuse University, a private research university situated in New York. The reports claim that they started their love life back then at university. Meanwhile, neither Debbie or her husband, Mike, has confirmed or denied the claims to the public.
They have been married to each other for 31 years now, and nothing has been recorded as a controversy between them. About 9 years after their marriage, the couple moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mike confirmed this in a report, stating that their reason for moving over to Ann Arbor was to be close to Debbie’s parents.
Debbie Tirico and Her Husband, Mike Tirico, Welcomed Two Children
Debbie Tirico and Mike Tirico, in their 31 years of marriage, have welcomed two children, Jordan and Cammi Tirico. Just like their parents, who love to keep a low profile in their personal life, little is known about the children. No details are available in relation to their day, month, and year of birth, thereby making it difficult to also ascertain who is the first child.
Meanwhile, reports have it that Jordan took the part of his parents by developing an interest in sports. He is confirmed to have joined the A.A Skyline Eagles. Debbie Tirico’s daughter, Cammi Tirico, is reported to have graduated from a community school. She is currently pursuing her university degree at Northwestern University.
Meet Mike Tirico, Debbie Tirico’s Husband
Mike Tirico was born on December 13, 1966, in New York City, United States. Precisely, he grew up in the borough of Queens in New York, where he also had his high school education. Mike was born to his parents, Maria Tirico and Donald Tirico, who are of Italian ancestry. However, the sportscaster stated that he is of African-American ethnicity and American nationality.
He grew up in the care of his single mom after his parents separated when he was four years old. Mike was raised not experiencing his paternal side of the family, as there was only limited contact from his father. The sportscaster graduated from Bayside High School and moved on to Syracuse University. He got his university degree from the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Mike was the first student to receive the Robert Costas Scholarship, which served as an encouragement to his career. Before Mike stepped into his career professionally, he worked with CBS affiliate WTVH as Sports Director at Syracuse University. After his studies at the University, he joined ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor. While working with ESPN, he handled the Thursday night college football program from 1997 to 2005, and college basketball reports from 1997 to 200).
Mike Tirico also covered golf sports for ESPN/ABC from 1997 to 2015 and the NBA from 2002 to 2016. The sportscaster officially joined NBC Sport on July 1, 2016. His first appearance on NBC was at the 2016 Open Championship on NBC’s Golf Channel. He also handled play-by-play coverage for Sunday night football, Thursday night football, and finally, Dame football.
On February 9, 2017, Bob Costas announced his retirement as the primetime host of NBC’s Olympic coverage, and Tirico would take his place beginning with the 2018 Winter Olympics. The sportscaster also took over as studio host for NBC’s NFL broadcast and Football Night in America, replacing Costas. Mike Tirico was confirmed as the permanent replacement for Al Michaels as the play-by-play commentator for all NBC Thursday Night Football games on May 31, 2017.
In 2017, he replaced Tom Hammond in Triple Crown coverage and was made the play-by-play announcer for Notre Dame football in 2017.
Debbie Tirico’s Husband, Mike Tirico, was Also a Radio Host
Mike Tirico’s career wasn’t just centered on television channel sportscasting. He also had a fair share of the radio sports broadcast right from when he was still in the university. Debbie Tirico’s husband had his first radio broadcast on WAER radio at Syracuse University. His first radio program was honored by Bob Coaster as a guest.
Mike extended his radio broadcasting to his days on ESPN, as he hosted the short-lived Mike Tirico Show on September 20, 2007. The radio show was later renamed Tirico & Van Pelt in May 2008. One year later, Trico announced his exit from the show to focus on his television programs. Meanwhile, the show continued in his exit as Van Pelt Show, having Russillo as the next co-host.