A sportscaster and NCAA basketball star, Terry Gannon is a versatile, all-purpose broadcaster. In 2010 Gannon joined the Golf Channel team working as a play-by-play announcer on coverage of the PGA Tour. In addition to the Olympics, Gannon covers figure skating and rugby for NBC.
Terry Gannon served as a play-by-play commentator for figure skating and short track speed at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia and called rowing and flatwater canoeing at the 2012 London Olympics.
Gannon has covered the NBA, WNBA, the British Open, U.S. Open Championship, college football and college basketball for ESPN. Gannon joined ABC Sports in 1991 as a commentator for college basketball. He also took on hosting duties for ABC’s figure skating coverage, including the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, European Championships and World Championships. Additionally, Gannon was the studio host for ABC Sports’ coverage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup and hosted the 2004 Indianapolis 500, the 2006 Belmont Stakes and WTA Professional Tennis. For three years, Gannon hosted the Tour de France and was the play-by-play announcer at the Little League World Series.
Gannon was a member of the 1983 North Carolina State University National Championship Basketball team. During his illustrious four-year career for Jim Valvano’s squad (1981-1985), he was a two-time Academic All-America and the school’s all-time leading free throw shooter. In 1983 he was the number-one three-point shooter in the nation.
Gannon resides in Los Angeles, Calif., with his wife, Lisa, daughter, Madailein, and son, Jake.