Beth Mowins (born May 26, 1967) is a play-by-play announcer and sports journalist for ESPN and CBS. She typically calls women's college sports, and became only the second woman to call nationally televised college football games for ESPN in 2005. Mowins was paired with Cat Whitehill on ESPN's tertiary broadcast team for the telecasts of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
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|Born|| May 26, 1967
Syracuse, New York
|Education||Lafayette College B.A.
Syracuse University M.A.
|Title||Play-by-Play announcer and reporter for ESPN and CBS|
Mowins was born in Syracuse, New York, and was a basketball, softball and soccer player at North Syracuse High School in North Syracuse, New York. She was captain of the varsity basketball team for two seasons at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Lafayette with a BA in 1989, and from Syracuse University with a master's degree.
In May 2017, Mowins was reported by Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch to be the chosen play-by-play announcer on ESPN's Monday Night Football opening week late broadcast between the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos. She did that announcing job in September of that year, and thus became the first woman to call a nationally-televised NFL game. That also made her only the second female play-by-play announcer in NFL regular season history; Gayle Sierens was a play-by-play announcer for a game of the NFL regular season in 1987 for NBC Sports.
In addition, Mowins called both the Denver Broncos' season opener and season finale at the same stadium, but on different TV networks (ESPN for the season opener vs. the Los Angeles Chargers, CBS for the season finale vs. the Kansas City Chiefs).