Debbie Antonelli Biography
Debbie Antonelli is an American college basketball analyst currently working for ESPN, FOX, Big Ten Network, CBS, and Westwood One. Additionally, she does WNBA games for ESPN and NBATV, and since 1996 she has been the main play-by-play voice of the Indiana Fever.
She has a widespread workload during the basketball season and is in her 30th year. In November and December, Antonelli typically calls one to three games per week. Her broadcast duties include South Carolina Gamecocks and Tennessee Lady Volunteers games on Fox Sports South. Once January hits, she broadcasts three to five games each week.
Beginning in January, she calls women’s games in the Big Ten Conference for BTN Mondays. Saturdays are spent calling Conference USA or Big 12 Conference games for FSN and Sundays are with ACC Regional or ESPN calling an ACC or SEC game.
Some Tuesdays and Wednesdays are with CBS Sports Network calling games for the American Athletic Conference or the Patriot League. Antonelli also serves as one of the three analysts calling games for College Basketball on CBS’s January Saturday women’s triple header.
Debbie Antonelli Education
Antonelli attended NC State University. From 1982-1986, she played at NC State University for coach Kay Yow at forward; starting in three of those seasons. During her time at NC State, the Wolfpack made the NCAA Tournament four times and appeared in the Sweet Sixteen twice.
After graduating from NC State, she moved on to Ohio University, where she spent the next year getting a master’s degree in sports administration. While at Ohio, Antonelli served as the women’s basketball student assistant coach.
After obtaining her Master’s from Ohio, she spent the next four years as Director of Marketing at the University of Kentucky before moving on to a similar role at Ohio State University.
Debbie Antonelli Career
Antonelli’s time at Ohio State paved the way for her broadcasting career today. When she arrived, Ohio State did not have any televised women’s sports, so Antonelli went to a local station and had them figure out how much it would cost to air eight women’s games per season on local TV.
She gathered the needed sponsors to produce those games, and as a bonus, became the play-by-play voice for those games. Antonelli did Ohio State women’s games for five years while also serving as an analyst for Dayton Flyers men’s basketball games for three years. She was also Ohio State’s Director of Marketing. Later, would sign on as a full-time broadcaster.
ESPN and CSTV eventually hired her as an analyst for select games; and the work would continue to grow. When a team hits a ton of three’s she thinks they can “get whatever they want” when truly the other team is lucky. To this date Antonelli continues to broadcast through the Elite Eight for ESPN’s NCAA Women’s Tournament coverage.
Additionally, Westwood One would hire Antonelli to be the analyst for their Final Four broadcasts; a position she has held since 2000.
One of her greatest achievements came in 2007 when Antonelli won the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Mel Greenberg Media Award which recognizes a member of the media who has best displayed a commitment to women’s basketball and to advancing the role of the media in promoting the women’s game.
Debbie Antonelli ESPN
Antonelli works at ESPN where she works alongside other famous ESPN anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Mike Missanelli
- Bill Rasmussen
- Ryen Russillo
- Dave Flemming
- Howard Bryant
- Rowdy Gaines
- Justin Kutcher
- Louis Riddick
- Steve Levy
- Debbie Antonelli
- John Strong
Debbie Antonelli Age
Antonelli was born and raised in Cary, North Carolina, United States. She likes to keep her personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month she was born. It is therefore not known when she celebrates her birthday.
Debbie Antonelli Height
Antonelli stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Debbie Antonelli Family
Antonelli has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Antonelli has any siblings.
Debbie Antonelli Husband
Antonelli is married to Frank Antonelli since 1992 and the couple has three children named Joey Antonelli, Patrick Antonelli, and Frankie Antonelli. They had their first child in 1995.
The family lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. During the off-season, she provides basketball camps and clinics for the local community. Her family also runs the foundation “Frankie and Friends,” an organization whose main purpose is to stop bullying in schools.
Debbie Antonelli Salary
Antonelli earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Debbie Antonelli Net Worth
Antonelli has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a college basketball analyst.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Antonelli.
Who is Debbie Antonelli?
She is an American college basketball analyst
How old is Debbie Antonelli?
How tall is Debbie Antonelli?
5 feet 8 inches
Who is Debbie Antonelli married to?
How much money does Debbie Antonelli earn?
$40,000 – $ 110,500
How much is Debbie Antonelli worth?
$1 Million – $5 Million