Ian Eagle begins his 12th year as the television play-by-play announcer for Nets telecasts, adding to his résumé as one of the top sportscasters in the nation. Ian became the radio voice of the Nets in 1994, and moved into the television slot the following year. Following the 01-02 season, Ian won a New York Sports Emmy for his play-by-play work of the Pacers/Nets Game 5 of the NBA playoffs, and has also received a New York Sports Emmy nomination for his work during the 1999-2000 NBA season.
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, Ian began hosting pregame and postgame shows for Jets football on WFAN and was named the Jets radio play-by-play voice for the 1997 campaign.
One of CBS's most versatile announcers, Ian has been one of the play-byplay voices for the NFL on CBS since 1998. In addition to football, Ian has called the NCAA Tournament for CBS for the past nine years, the Army/Navy football game, boxing and anchored the "Sportsdesk" at CBS. "The Bird" also has a foreign accent to his résumé, as he did the English-language play-by-play for the International telecast of the NBA Finals from 1995 through 1998.
In some of his latest ventures, Ian has worked the NBA Playoffs for NBA TV, as well as calling play-by-play for the NCAA Track and Field Championships, covering the US Open for CBS, hosting a daily NBA show, "Full Court Press", with Kenny Smith on SIRIUS NFL Radio and is the voice for the new Sony PSP 2007 NBA video game alongside Nets broadcaster, Mark Jackson.