Anish Shroff

Anish Shroff is a play-by-play announcer and on-air host at ESPN.

Shroff was born in Bloomfield, New Jersey, to Indian parents who are both from Mumbai.[1] His father is a professional photographer.[2]

In 2000, Shroff graduated from Bloomfield High School and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University.[3]

He was featured on the second season of ESPN reality show Dream Job in 2004, in which he was one of the three finalists. Following his stint on Dream Job, Shroff worked as an anchor, talk show host and play-by-play announcer at WHEN Radio in Syracuse, New York. He was later a freelance anchor at CSTV (now CBS Sports Network) in New York City and then served as sports director at KNDO-TV in Yakima, Washington.

He joined the 24-hour sports network ESPNews on January 1, 2008. He is a play-by-play announcer for college baseball, football, basketball and lacrosse, and has hosted various shows on ESPN and ESPNU.[4]


  1. ^ Gould, Brandon. "Bloomfield native to lead play-by-play call of NCAA lacrosse final for ESPN", NJ Advance Media for, May 19, 2017. Accessed November 8, 2018. "Bloomfield's own Anish Shroff has spent a decade with ESPN and his hard work during that time has led to a chance to be the lead call on the biggest game of the year in college lacrosse.... After graduating from Bloomfield High School in 2000, Shroff decided that he wanted to become a broadcaster and follow in the footsteps of Bob Costas, Ian Eagle, Marv Albert and Len Berman."
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  4. ^ "Anish Shroff ESPN Media Zone". Archived from the original on 2011-09-09.