Dan McLaughlin Biography
Dan McLaughlin is an American sports broadcaster, play-by-play announcer, and host. He previously worked on the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues telecasts on the cable television channel Bally Sports Midwest for almost 25 years. In addition to that, he used to be a play-by-play announcer for the NFL on Fox.
Dan McLaughlin Education
McLaughlin attended St. John Vianney High School in suburban Kirkwood, Missouri where he earned his Diploma in General Education. From there, he had to further his education. He joined Lindenwood University in Saint Charles to pursue his career course. McLaughlin played baseball while there, setting his sights on sports broadcasting from an early age and performing multiple broadcasting duties at university-owned KCLC while a student at Lindenwood.
Dan McLaughlin Career
McLaughlin is a sports broadcaster, play-by-play announcer, and host. During his time in college, he interned in St. Louis at KMOX radio. In 1996, he became a sports talk show host with the station. Later he worked as a frequent contributor to St. Louis Blues telecasts on FSN Midwest and KPLR-TV. In addition to that, he became the play-by-play broadcaster for FSN’s Cardinals games in 2000. He also did play-by-play for the occasional regional college football games for ESPN and the Mizzou Tiger and Missouri Valley Conference basketball games. In December of 2022, Bally Sports placed McLaughlin on leave following his arrest for persistent driving while intoxicated.
Scoops with Danny Mac
McLaughlin is the owner of Scoops with Danny Mac, a media company. On this platform, he interviews nationally-known sports figures for both a television show and a podcast. The company is known for candid one-on-one interviews between McLaughlin and his subject.
Dan McLaughlin Age
McLaughlin is 49 years old as of 2023. He was born on March 18, 1974, in St. Louis, Missouri. McLaughlin celebrates his birthday on the 18th of March every year.
Dan McLaughlin Height
McLaughlin stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Dan McLaughlin Family
McLaughlin was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up in the St. Louis area where his father was a school teacher.
Dan McLaughlin Wife
McLaughlin is married to his better half Libby McLaughlin. The two are proud parents of their two sons, Luke and, Barrett, and two daughters, Avery, and Olivia. Luke was born in 2005 and Avery was born in 2007. Olivia and Barrett are twins. The McLaughlins are involved in several St. Louis area charities, including hosting the annual “Dan McLaughlin Golf Tournament” to benefit special education. They reside in Chesterfield, Missouri.
Dan McLaughlin Net Worth
McLaughlin has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a sports broadcaster and host.
Dan McLaughlin Salary
McLaughlin earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
McLaughlin Weight loss
He lost over 75 pounds (34 kg). His weight loss shows that being committed in life is possible but hard to maintain. He decide to change his lifestyle after he faced a 2nd DUI arrest. He noticed his life needed a different path to take. The second arrest had a negative impact on his career, most of his livelihoods were threatened and many jobs slipped. He decided to change and started converting to a healthy lifestyle.
Drunk driving arrests
McLaughlin was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated on August 16, 2010. He was allowed to keep his driver’s license under a plea agreement but was given two years of probation. McLaughlin was involved in a one-vehicle crash near his Chesterfield, Missouri home on September 30, 2011. Police investigated and arrested him on charges of drunk driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Midwest suspended him indefinitely following the second arrest. They removed him from all remaining regular-season Cardinals broadcasts, and post-game specials during the team’s playoff and World Series run. He lost his employment broadcasting Mizzou and Missouri Valley Conference games, as well as his regular appearances on KMOX radio. In February 2012, Fox Sports reinstated him after being treated for alcoholism at a rehab facility. In addition, he returned to KMOX, but in a much more limited role.
He said to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch of his newfound sobriety: “I feel better than I have in a decade, at least.” He lost over 75 pounds (34 kg) and attended meetings daily to help maintain a sober life. On December 5, 2022, McLaughlin was once again arrested in Creve Coeur, Missouri, for driving under the influence with a bond. He was charged with persistent Driving While Intoxicated, a felony offense.