at live Shootaround with Beth & Debbie
May 26, 1967
|Education||Lafayette College B.A.|
Syracuse University M.A.
|Title||Play-by-Play announcer and reporter for ESPN and CBS|
|Spouse(s)||Alan Arollado (????-present)|
|Children||Matt Arollado (stepson)|
Elizabeth Mowins (born May 26, 1967) is an American play-by-play announcer and sports journalist for ESPN and CBS. She typically calls women's college sports, and became the second woman to call nationally televised college football games for ESPN in 2005. She began doing play-by-play for NFL games in 2017.
Life and career
Mowins was born in Syracuse, New York, and was a basketball, softball and soccer player at North Syracuse High School in North Syracuse, New York. She was captain of the varsity basketball team for two seasons at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Lafayette with a BA in 1989, and from Syracuse University with a master's degree.
Mowins joined ESPN in 1994, covering college sports, including basketball, football, softball, soccer and volleyball. She has been the network's lead voice on softball coverage, including the Women's College World Series.
In May 2017, Mowins was reported by Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch to be the chosen play-by-play announcer on ESPN's Monday Night Football opening week late broadcast between the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos. She did that announcing job in September of that year, and thus became the first woman to call a nationally-televised NFL game. That also made her only the second female play-by-play announcer in NFL regular season history; Gayle Sierens was a play-by-play announcer for a game of the NFL regular season in 1987 for NBC Sports.
Mowins also became the first female play-by-play announcer for College Basketball on CBS, the NBA on CBS and the NFL on CBS in its 58-year history when she called the 2017 season's Cleveland Browns–Indianapolis Colts matchup with Jay Feely.
She is married to Alan Arollado. She is a stepmom to Alan's son, Matt.
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