Lon McEachern (pronounced "Ma-CAIR-en") is an American sports broadcaster, who is most known for his hand-by-hand commentary on The World Series of Poker. His birth name was Lonnifer, but shortened it to Lon before he went into show business. McEachern, who graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in communications, is also the host of Fox network's On the Pole. He has been appearing on ESPN's poker coverage since the late 1990s.
In the past, McEachern has also hosted ESPN's K-1 kickboxing, martial arts, Scrabble and billiards coverage, among other sports. He has also hosted events for the now defunct PRIDE Fighting Championships, and has provided commentary for "Strikeforce on NBC" with Ken Shamrock. His nephew is voice actor and sound designer Matthew Wood.
McEachern teamed up with Hall of Famer Bill Walton on November 18th 2014 to do the play by play for the Utah Utes @ SDSU mens basketball game. '