Bill Macatee Biography
Bill Macatee is an American sports broadcaster for CBS Sports and Tennis Channel born in 1955. He is a hole by hole announcer for the EA Sports video game Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003.
Bill Macatee Education
Macatee grew up in El Paso, Texas. He attended Burges High School in El Paso. In 1978, Macatee earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.
Bill Macatee Career
While in college, he worked at KLTV-TV in Tyler, Texas as well as KTVV-TV in Austin, Texas. Macatee became Sports Director at KBMT-TV in Beaumont, Texas where he was hired by Bill Paradoski.
Following that, Macatee worked at KMBC-TV in Kansas City before spending 3 years at WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas. He was hired by NBC Sports and moved to New York in 1982.
Bill Macatee NBC
In 1982, Bill Macatee began his network sports broadcasting career with NBC, and was the youngest network sportscaster in the industry. With NBC Sports, Macatee covered a wide range of events including the Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl, Wimbledon, and the World Series.
Macatee hosted NBC’s Major League Baseball Game of the Week pre-game show for 4 years as well as numerous events for the network’s sports anthology show, NBC Sportsworld. Additionally, he served as the sports correspondent for the Today Show and sports anchor for Sunday Today and NBC News at Sunrise. Macatee also co-anchored the syndicated show USA Today on TV.
Bill Macatee USA Network
In 1990, Macatee joined USA Network as a sportscaster. From 1991 until 2006, he anchored coverage of the PGA Tour and hosted the network’s Thursday/Friday coverage of The Masters from Butler Cabin as well as coverage of the Ryder Cup.
Macatee’s other duties included play-by-play for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and the French Open at Roland Garros. He served as an anchor during the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy for USA Network.
Bill Macatee CBS Sports
Since joining CBS Sports in 1995, Macatee has served as a tower announcer and handled post-round, network interviews for PGA Championship and The Masters. He also substitutes for Jim Nantz during other PGA Tour events and has anchored CBS’ coverage of the LPGA Championship and various Champions Tour events. In 2015, he hosted the Golf Channel series, Greatest Rounds.
In tennis, Macatee was the main CBS play-by-play announcer for the U.S. Open Tennis Championship (taking over from Dick Enberg in 2012) and other ATP and WTA events.
From 1998 through 2013, he did play-by-play for the NFL on CBS. Macatee also called NCAA Basketball for CBS Sports including the NCAA Tournament and the NCAA Men’s Division II Basketball National Championship Game.
He has also done network play-by-play in sports as diverse as figure skating, skiing, gymnastics, track-and-field, boxing and even sumo wrestling. He co-anchored weekend coverage of the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan for CBS Sports.
Bill Macatee Tennis Channel
Bill Macatee has served as the main play-by-play voice and studio host for the cable network Tennis Channel, covering the Australian Open, Wimbledon (Wimbledon Primetime), The French Open (French Open Tonight), and the U.S. Open.
Bill Macatee Age
He was born on November 17, 1955 in Rome, New York, United States. He is
Bill Macatee Wife
Macatee married Sonya Lee on May 10, 2014 and together they have a daughter. The family reside in Dallas, Texas. He was previously married to India Allen is an American actress and model.
Bill Macatee Children
Bill Macatee’s daughter, Caitlin Macatee, is an up-and-coming comedian and author.
Bill Macatee Net Worth
A sports broadcaster for CBS Sports, there is no doubt that Macatee earns a good salary. However, his estimated net worth has not yet been disclosed.