Thomas Wade Brennaman, popularly known as Thom Brennaman is an American television sportscaster. He has been broadcasting for the Cincinnati Reds full time since 2010. He has been broadcasting for Cincinnati Reds since 2010. He is also Fox’s full-time announcer. He is the son of Marty Brennaman, a former Cincinnati Reds radio sportscaster, who retired in 2019.
Cincinnati Reds suspended Brennaman in August 2020 for using the anti-gay slur on air during the game between the Reds and the Kansas City Royals.
What is Thom Brennaman Famous For?
- Broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds.
Where is Thom Brennaman From?
Thom Brennaman was born on 12 September 1963. His birth name is Thomas Wade Brennaman. His birth place is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He belongs to white ethnicity. His zodiac is Virgo. He was born to a father, Marty Brennaman, and a mother, Brenda Dickey. His father is a retired broadcaster best known as the play-by-play voice of MLB’s Cincinnati Reds on the Cincinnati Reds Radio Network from 1974 until his retirement in 2019. He has a brother named Dawn.
Regarding his educational career, he attended Anderson High School, Cincinnati. Following high school, he attended Ohio University. He graduated from Ohio in 1986.
- While at Ohio, Brennaman joined WATH.
- Following his graduation from Ohio, he joined NBC affiliate, WLWT-TV in Cincinnati as a sports reporter/anchor.
- He also started working as the television play-by-play announcer for the Cincinnati Reds alongside MLB Hall of Famer Johnny Bench.
- He did Chicago Cubs broadcasts for WGN-TV and its national superstation feed in the early 1990s.
- Fox Sports hired Brennaman in 1994 to call the network’s NFL and MLB telecasts.
- He also called college football and college basketball for Fox.
- He served as the first television voice for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 1998 to 2006.
- He left Diamondbacks after the 2006 season to join his father Marty in Cincinnati.
- Fox named Brennaman the lead play-by-play announcer for the Bowl Championship Series in 2006.
- He called the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, 2008 Sugar Bowl, and the 2009 Orange Bowl.
- He was named the lead play-by-play announcer for college football games for two seasons by the Big Ten Network in September 2007.
- He returned to Fox as a full-time in 2009.
- He had previously worked for Fox as a regular and/or fill-in announcer from 1994 to 1997, 1999 to 2000, and 2004 to 2008.
- He was the voice of the Cotton Bowl Classic on Fox from 2000 to 2006.
- He has also done college basketball announcing for CBS Radio and Fox Sports Net cable.
- He called the 2011 Pro Bowl.
- Along with Brian Billick, Laura Okmin, and Chris Myers, he called the 2012 NFC Divisional Playoff matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons.
- Brennaman was hired to announce 45 Reds games on FS Ohio television and 45 games on the Cincinnati Reds Radio Network through the 2010 season.
- His father retired at the end of the 2019 season.
What did Thom Brennaman Say?
- Cincinnati Reds suspended Brennaman for using the anti-gay slur on the air in August 2020.
- While providing commentary for the first game of a home doubleheader between the Reds and the Kansas City Royals on 19 August 2020, he was caught on a hot mic referring to an undisclosed location as “one of the fag capitals of the world”. He later apologized and was taken off air during the second game of the doubleheader.
- The Reds suspended him from doing broadcasts that day.
Thom Brennaman Wife
Thom Brennaman is a married man. He is married to Polly Brennaman. The couple has two children together: Ella Mae and Luke Brennaman.
Thom Brennaman Height
Thom Brennaman stands at an average height and average weight. His hair color is dark brown and his hair is grey. His sexual orientation is straight. He has an average body build.
Thom Brennaman Salary
Thom Brennaman followed the footsteps of his father as a sportscaster. He has been in the sports broadcasting industry since his college years. His major income comes from his broadcasting career. Besides working for Cincinnati Reds, he also works for Fox Sports. However, his salary details are not available. His salary is estimated between $300,000 and $400,000. His net worth is estimated at $2 million.