Ian Eagle is one of the most versatile and popular sportscasters in America today.In addition to calling NFL games on CBS and NJ Nets games on the YES Network , he also hosts Full Court Press, a basketball talk show with former player Kenny Smith on Sirius Satellite Radio. Ianís other announcing experience include NCAA men's basketball, tennis, Army-Navy football and basketball games, boxing and NCAA track and field for CBS. He is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he was initiated into the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. He is known as "Bird" or the "Birdman." Ian is in the legendary company (e.g., Marty Glickman, Marv Albert, Bob Costas, et al.) of great sportscasters who have launched their careers at Syracuse.While at SU, he called Orangemen football, basketball and lacrosse games on WAER, the campusí student-run radio station. Following his graduation in 1990, Ian began working for WFAN Radio in New York City as a producer. In 1992, the nationís largest All-Sports radio station gave him his own show "Bagels and Baseball," and a year later he was assigned pre- and post-game duties for the Jets.In 1994, Ian was hired as the Nets Play-by-play Radio Announcer, and 1995, he was brought aboard as a TV announcer for SportsChannel (which later became Fox Sports Net New York- - now MSGPlus). In 1997, WFAN tagged Ian as the play-by-play announcer for NY Jets games.
In 1998, Ian joined CBS doing announcing work for NFL and NCAA basketball games. He continues to serve in these roles today, while his other CBS work includes coverage of boxing, The Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament, the U.S Tennis Open and the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Prior to joining the YES Network as Nets announcer in 2002, Ian served the same role for the Nets on the MSG Network and SportsNet New York.