Adrian Healey

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Adrian Healey
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Healey at an MLS event in 2018
BornSwindon, Wiltshire, England
ResidenceConnecticut
NationalityUnited Kingdom
OccupationAssociation football commentator
Years active1992–present
Employer

Adrian Healey is an English football commentator, currently working with ESPN and BT Sport with their broadcasts of the Brasileirao, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Major League Soccer, Premier League, Primeira Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A. He was part of the ESPN commentary team in South Africa for the 2010 World Cup. He has also been a fill in host for Dan Thomas on ESPN's soccer show ESPN FC.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Healey started work in the USA in 1992 as a mid day DJ for Boston's WFNX.[1] He then got a TV job commentating for the New England Revolution, replacing the departing Derek Rae. He left the Revolution to join ESPN, where he started with play-by-play commentary with Robbie Mustoe on ESPN2's alternate broadcast of UEFA Champions League play.

Healey served as a play by play announcer for NBC Sports' coverage of soccer at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2]

He currently serves as lead announcer for ESPN's coverage of Major League Soccer. During the summer of 2011, he took a break from his MLS duties to work alongside Kate Markgraf on the network's secondary broadcast team for the FIFA Women's World Cup telecasts.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Healey is from Swindon in Wiltshire, England. He currently lives in Connecticut with his wife, son, and daughter.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chozet, Tara (6 December 2013). "On Eve Of MLS Cup, Adrian Healey Looks Back At Career Path, Commentating Influences". ESPN Front Row. ESPN. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  2. ^ Medium Well: Your NBC Olympics lineup - A blog on sports media, news and networks Archived 2008-11-05 at the Wayback Machine. Baltimore Sun
  3. ^ 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Commentators – ESPN MediaZone. Archived 2012-06-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Haydon, John (9 March 2011). "Adrian Healey named voice of MLS on ESPN networks". Washington Times. Retrieved 19 November 2012.