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Bill Macatee (born November 17, 1955) is an American sports broadcaster.

BiographyEdit

Early life and careerEdit

Macatee was born in Rome, New York, and grew up in El Paso, Texas.[1] In 1978, he earned a bachelor of science degree in speech from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. Soon thereafter, he was hired as Sports Director by Bill Paradoski at KBMT 12 in Beaumont, Texas.

NBC SportsEdit

In 1982, Macatee, then 26, began his sports broadcasting career with NBC,[2] which made him the youngest network sportscaster in the industry. With NBC Sports, he covered a wide range of events including Wimbledon, the Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl and the World Series. Additionally, Macatee served as the sports correspondent for the Today Show and anchor for NBC News at Sunrise and Sunday Today. He also co-anchored the syndicated show USA Today on TV.

Career since 1990Edit

From 1990 until 2006, he anchored coverage of the PGA Tour on the USA Network. His other duties have included play-by-play for the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, the French Open at Roland Garros, boxing, figure skating, and other sports specials. Macatee also anchors CBS' coverage of the LPGA and Champions Tour and in addition to serving as a tower announcer for The Masters and PGA Championship substitutes for Jim Nantz during other PGA events. Macatee is also CBS's studio anchor for the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, serves as an announcer for CBS' NFL coverage, and hosts the French Open tennis tournament on The Tennis Channel.

In 2006, Macatee anchored USA Network's coverage of the Winter Olympics.

Macatee was the play by play announcer on CBS' "Clash of Champions" bowling telecast that aired on May 10–11, 2008. He teamed with color analyst Nelson Burton Jr. and sideline reporter Lynn Swann. The broadcast marked bowling's return to network television for the first time since 1999 when CBS carried it.

Broadcasting partnersEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Macatee was once married to actress/model India Allen.

Today, he resides in Newport Beach, California, with his daughter, Caitlin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Being There: 100 Sports Pros Talk About the Best Sporting Events They Ever Witnessed Firsthand by Eric Mirlis (Guilford CT: The Lyons Press, 2007), p. 170. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
  2. Walz, Steve (17 September 1982). "Macatee signs". Rome News-Tribune: p. 31. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=x-suAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3zQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3412,2792661&dq=bill-macatee&hl=en. Retrieved 15 June 2010.


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