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Adam Amin
Adam Amin.png
Amin in 2019
Born (1986-12-19) December 19, 1986 (age 34)
Alma materValparaiso University
Sports commentary career
SportsAmerican football
EmployerSomerset Patriots (2010–11)
ESPN (2011–20)
Fox Sports (2020–present)
NBC Sports Chicago (2020–present)

Adam Amin (born December 19, 1986) is an American television and radio sportscaster. Amin joined Fox Sports to cover MLB games, and later, NFL games, beginning in May 2020 after having worked for ESPN since 2011. He is also the television play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA.

Early life

Amin was born to a Muslim family. His father, Mohammed, immigrated to the United States from Karachi, Pakistan, in 1978. He settled in Chicago and worked in a factory. His wife, Zubeda, and three sons, Ismail, Abdullah, and Mustafa, remained in Pakistan, until Mohammed made enough money to send for them in 1985. Adam was born the next year.[1][2] Amin graduated from Addison Trail High School in Addison, Illinois.[3] While in High School, Amin was a DJ for a local nu metal band named Apathy Intervention. He graduated from Valparaiso University in 2009.[4]


While at Valparaiso University, Amin began broadcasting with WVUR-FM, the student-run college radio station, and called Minor League Baseball games for the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball and the Joliet JackHammers of the Northern League.[2][5]

Between 2007 and 2011, Amin worked as a sportscaster for the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network, Fox Sports Wisconsin, the Horizon League Network, the Illinois High School Association, and served as Sports Director of KUOO in Spirit Lake, Iowa.[6] In 2010 and 2011, he called games for the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball[2][7] for WCTC.[5]

ESPN hired Amin in 2011 to call college football and college basketball.[4][8] He has also called professional football and basketball, softball, tennis, volleyball, baseball and amateur wrestling.[9]

In 2012, Amin expanded his football broadcasts by signing a contract with Sports USA Radio Network to call NFL and college games. He remained with them until he signed his new ESPN contract, when he was named the new lead announcer for the NFL on ESPN Radio.

He signed a new contract with ESPN in 2017.[6] In 2018, he called the Final Four of the 2018 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament,[1] the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, and preseason games for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.[1][9]

It was announced in 2018 that Amin would do play-by-play for the Chicago Bulls telecast on October 22 against the Dallas Mavericks and November 14 against the Boston Celtics.[10]

Amin left ESPN for Fox Sports in May 2020.[11] He made his Fox debut on July 25th, calling the Brewers-Cubs game, alongside Eric Karros.

It was announced on June 1, 2020, that Amin would become the TV play-by-play broadcaster for the Bulls on NBC Sports Chicago, starting with the 2020–2021 season.[12][13]

On August 31, 2020, Fox announced that Amin would be a play-by-play broadcaster for the 2020 NFL season, partnering with former Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion Mark Schlereth and Lindsay Czarniak. This would be the first time that Amin would call regular season NFL games on TV. Amin's first game was at Mercedes-Benz Stadium during Week One, when the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Atlanta Falcons 38-25.[14]


  1. ^ a b c "Less than a month after losing his father, ESPN's Adam Amin makes Women's Final Four debut – The Athletic". March 29, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Collected Wisdom: ESPN broadcaster Adam Amin on his favorite call, his tough road to the top, and the origins of his name". May 13, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Dollars and sense: You are looking live at Adam Amin, a broadcasting star on the rise – The Athletic". July 20, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Oren, Paul (July 21, 2011). "Former Valparaiso University student will call college football games this season for the Worldwide Leader in Sports | Valparaiso University Athletics". Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Dunleavy, Ryan (March 28, 2010). "Adam Amin named Patriots' broadcaster – Somerset Patriots Pulse". Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Volner, Derek (May 5, 2017). "Versatile Play-By-Play Commentator Adam Amin Lands New Deal with ESPN - ESPN MediaZone U.S". Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  7. ^ 7:01 p.m. ET June 13, 2016 (June 13, 2016). "Somerset Patriots' former voice now heard nationwide". Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Dunleavy, Ryan (July 23, 2011). "Adam Amin hired by ESPN, will finish season with Patriots – Somerset Patriots Pulse". Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Jeff Agrest (July 19, 2018). "Sports media: Adam Amin gives new-look Bears a new voice for preseason games". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Bulls announce substitute broadcasters for first five Neil Funk-less games". NBC Sports Chicago. October 19, 2018. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  11. ^ Marchand, Andrew (May 8, 2020). "Adam Amin, rising ESPN star, bolts for Fox Sports". New York Post. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  12. ^ Johnson, K. C. "Adam Amin to succeed Neil Funk as Bulls' television play-by-play announcer". NBC Sports. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  13. ^ "Bulls name Adam Amin new TV play-by-play announcer". Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  14. ^ "FOX Sports Unveils 2020 NFL Game Broadcaster Lineup Headlined by Elite Veterans and Talented New Voices". FOX Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2020.

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