November 18, 1955 (age 58)
|Sports commentary career|
Marc Zumoff (born November 18, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an Emmy Award-Winning American sportscaster who currently calls play-by-play for the Philadelphia 76ers on Comcast SportsNet in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Zumoff is in his 20th season as the Sixers television play-by-play announcer, and his 29th as a part of the 76ers broadcast team. Zumoff, a Philadelphia native, was officially named play-by-play announcer on August 17, 1994. He has been honored with an Emmy for best sports play-by-play broadcaster ten times. During the summer, he co-hosts several stops on the Sixers Summer Hoops Tour.
Zumoff's various freelance assignments include hosting the news and public affairs show Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane on the local National Public Radio affiliate WHYY-FM. Zumoff has done play-by-play for NBA-TV and for Turner Sports' coverage of the NBA, including both regular season and playoff games, the network's coverage of the Goodwill Games, as well as play-by-play for CN8's coverage of college football. He also fills in for the Philadelphia Union MLS doing play by play for two games.
Prior to joining the Sixers broadcast team full time, Zumoff was a part of the now-defunct PRISM Sports Network and has done play-by-play for a variety of events and teams in the region, including the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia Big 5 and the Philadelphia Fever of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Zumoff broke into television as the play-by-play talent for the Fever which helped lead to his position with PRISM. During his days at Temple University, Zumoff announced Owl football and basketball games. Following his graduation from Temple, he had stints at WBUD and WTTM Radio in Trenton, NJ. and WHWH Radio in Princeton, NJ.
He also appears regularly at community functions on behalf of the team and spearheads two annual charitable endeavors: the Tee off with Zumoff golf outing in September to benefit the Pathway School for learning disabled students and the Points for Peace 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Palestra in March. He also runs a broadcast coaching business which helps aspiring broadcast performers break into the business. He is in the writing stages of a new book on the same subject. Zumoff makes frequent appearances at colleges all over the east coast, especially in the Philadelphia area.
Zumoff lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife Debbie and their two sons Jake (24) and Pace (20). He was born in Philadelphia, PA.
- Official website
- Marc's Blog
- Sixers Television - Marc Zumoff
- Marc Zumoff at the Internet Movie Database