Debbie Antonelli Biography, Age, Husband, ESPN, FOX, CBS, NBA, Salary

Debbie Antonelli Biography

Debbie Antonelli is an American college basketball analyst who works for ESPN, Big Ten Network, FOX, CBS, and Westwood One. Antonelli also does WNBA games for ESPN and NBATV, and since 1996 she has been the main play-by-play voice of the Indiana Fever.

She has a widespread workload during the basketball season and is in her 30th year. In November and December, Antonelli typically calls one to three games per week. Her broadcast duties include South Carolina Gamecocks and Tennessee Lady Volunteers games on Fox Sports South. Once January hits, she broadcasts three to five games each week.

Beginning in January, she calls women’s games in the Big Ten Conference for BTN Mondays. Saturdays are spent calling Conference USA or Big 12 Conference games for FSN and Sundays are with ACC Regional or ESPN calling an ACC or SEC game.

Some Tuesdays and Wednesdays are with CBS Sports Network calling games for the American Athletic Conference or the Patriot League. Antonelli also serves as one of the three analysts calling games for College Basketball on CBS’s January Saturday women’s triple header.

Debbie Antonelli Education

Antonelli attended NC State University. From 1982-1986, she played at NC State University for coach Kay Yow at forward; starting in three of those seasons. During her time at NC State, the Wolfpack made the NCAA Tournament four times and appeared in the Sweet Sixteen twice.

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After graduating from NC State, she moved on to Ohio University, where she spent the next year getting a master’s degree in sports administration. While at Ohio, Antonelli served as the women’s basketball student assistant coach.

After obtaining her Master’s from Ohio, she spent the next four years as Director of Marketing at the University of Kentucky before moving on to a similar role at Ohio State University.

Debbie Antonelli Career

Antonelli’s time at Ohio State paved the way for her broadcasting career today. When she arrived, Ohio State did not have any televised women’s sports, so Antonelli went to a local station and had them figure out how much it would cost to air eight women’s games per season on local TV.

She gathered the needed sponsors to produce those games, and as a bonus, became the play-by-play voice for those games. Antonelli did Ohio State women’s games for five years while also serving as an analyst for Dayton Flyers men’s basketball games for three years. She was also Ohio State’s Director of Marketing. Later, would sign on as a full-time broadcaster.

ESPN and CSTV eventually hired her as an analyst for select games; and the work would continue to grow. When a team hits a ton of three’s she thinks they can “get whatever they want” when truly the other team is lucky. To this date Antonelli continues to broadcast through the Elite Eight for ESPN’s NCAA Women’s Tournament coverage.

Additionally, Westwood One would hire Antonelli to be the analyst for their Final Four broadcasts; a position she has held since 2000.

One of her greatest achievements came in 2007 when Antonelli won the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Mel Greenberg Media Award which recognizes a member of the media who has best displayed a commitment to women’s basketball and to advancing the role of the media in promoting the women’s game.

Debbie Antonelli Age

Antonelli was born and raised in Cary, North Carolina, United States. He is very private with his private life hence it is not known which year he was born or when he celebrates his birthday.

Debbie Antonelli Husband

Antonelli is married to Frank Antonelli since 1992. The couple has three children named Joey Antonelli, Patrick Antonelli, and Frankie Antonelli. They had their first child in 1995. His birth helped settle her mind on sports broadcasting.

Currently, she lives with her three children, and husband in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. During the off-season, she provides basketball camps and clinics for the local community.

Her family also run the foundation “Frankie and Friends,” an organization whose main purpose is to stop bullying in schools.

Debbie Antonelli Salary

As a regular ESPN anchor, Antonelli earns a decent amount of salary from the network. She reportedly earns around $78,200, as her yearly salary from the network.

Debbie Antonelli Net Worth

Antonelli has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million which she has earned through her career as an anchor.

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