Joe Tessitore is ESPN’s Monday Night Football play-by-play commentator alongside Jason Witten. For the better part of the last two decades, he has been among the premier broadcasters for ESPN and ABC’s coverage of college football. In addition to his role leading MNF, Tessitore is the veteran blow-by-blow ringside commentator for Top Rank Boxing on ESPN. He is also a longtime courtside fixture on ESPN college basketball. Tessitore has been widely praised for his versatility, his distinctive voice, and for the joyous enthusiasm in his calls. Prior to joining ESPN in 2002, Tessitore was the sports anchor at CBS affiliate WFSB-TV in Hartford for eight years (1995-2002). A native of Schenectady, NY, he first gained valuable experience at KXAS-NBC in Dallas-Fort Worth and also worked at WRGB-CBS in Albany, NY.