Eagle won a New York Sports Emmy for his work on Madison Square Garden Network’s telecast of the Pacers/Nets Game 5 of the 2002 NBA playoffs. He also received Emmy nominations for his Nets play-by-play work on YES in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
A 1990 graduate of Syracuse University, Ian was the play-by-play voice of the Orangemen in football, basketball and lacrosse, and was awarded the Bob Costas Award for Outstanding Sportscasting.
“The Bird” joined WFAN as a producer in 1990 and debuted as host of his own show in 1992. The following year, Eagle began hosting pre-game and post-game shows for Jets football on WFAN and was named the Jets radio play-by-play voice for the 1997 campaign. He has been one of the play-by-play voices for the NFL on CBS since 1998.
In addition to football, Eagle has called the NCAA Tournament for CBS for the past 15 years, the Army/Navy football game, boxing, and anchored the “Sportsdesk” and “At the Half” at CBS Sports. Eagle also handled English-language play-by-play for the international telecasts of the NBA Finals in 1995-98, and has worked the Masters and PGA Championships for CBS/Direct TV.
Eagle broadcast the NBA Playoffs for NBA-TV from 2003-2008 and for TNT in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He has also handled play-by-play for the NCAA Track and Field Championships on CBS and currently on ESPN, and the French Open for Tennis Channel. He has covered the last nine US Opens for CBS and was the voice for the Sony PSP 2010 NBA video game with Kenny Smith. From 2005-2008, Eagle hosted a variety of shows on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, including “Full Court Press” and ‘The Phil Jackson Show”. Eagle is also a play-by-play man for Westwood One Radio working its Thursday Night NFL broadcasts and the NCAA Tournament Regional Finals.
For the past 11 summers, Eagle and fellow sportscaster Bruce Beck have hosted a sports broadcasting camp for children. Eagle resides in New Jersey with his wife Alisa and two children.< return to announcers homepage