November 18, 1955 (age 58)
|Sports commentary career|
|Team(s)||Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia Union|
Marc Zumoff (born November 18, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American sportscaster who currently calls play-by-play for the Philadelphia 76ers on Comcast SportsNet in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Marc is also the founder of Zumoff Productions, where he serves as a broadcast coach offering personal, comprehensive, accessible coaching and career development for news and sports broadcast performers©
Zumoff is in his 20th season as the Sixers television play-by-play announcer, and his 32nd 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 the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for best sports play-by-play broadcaster 15 times. Marc helps the community in team-related activities throughout the year.
As mentioned, Marc is the founder of Zumoff Productions where he offers personal, comprehensive, accessible coaching and career development for news and sports broadcast performers©. For the cost of a college course or two, Marc Zumoff will be your broadcast coach for a lifetime. Newscaster. Sportscaster. Play-by-play announcer. Color Analyst. Host. Voiceover talent. If you are a college student, it’s never too early. If you’re contemplating a career change at 30 or even 40, it’s not too late. If you’re an experienced broadcast professional, Marc will help you to improve your performance.
As a broadcast coach, Marc will be on call for you with more than 35 years of experience and his deep well of industry contacts. He will be available in person or via phone, text or email to answer every question, address every issue and plot every course of your career development strategy. Marc will help you to produce an exceptional demo reel while enriching your skills as a performer and a professional.
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Zumoff has done play-by-play for NBA-TV and for Turner Sports' coverage of the NBA, including both regular season and playoff games, as well as play-by-play for Comcast Sportsnet's coverage of high school football and 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 news stints at WBUD and WTTM Radio in Trenton, NJ. and WHWH Radio in Princeton, NJ. 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.
Zumoff's prior play-by-play work includes positions with the Philadelphia Flyers, Big East Basketball, Princeton University football and basketball, Dad Vail Regatta, Philadelphia Wings Lacrosse, Villanova University football and basketball, CoreStates BIke Race, and the Devon Horse Show.
He also appears regularly at community functions on when requested by the team. Marc participates in an annual golf outing that benefits Maccabi USA. He is in the writing stages of a new book on the subject of helping aspiring broadcasters break into the broadcasting industry. Zumoff makes frequent appearances at colleges all over the east coast, especially in the Philadelphia area. In the past, Zumoff hosted the golf outing "Tee Off" in September, to benefit the Pathway School for learning disabled students. Additionally, he spearheaded the Points for Peace 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Palestra in March.
Marc is in the writing stages of a new book, Sportscasting: Performance, Production and Career Development being published by Focal Press. This book will be focused on helping aspiring broadcasters break into the broadcasting industry. Look for it to be released sometime in the Spring of 2014.
Zumoff lives with his wife Debbie and their two sons Jake (24) and Pace (20). He was born in Philadelphia, PA.
- Zumoff Productions
- Marc's Blog
- Sixers Television - Marc Zumoff
- Marc Zumoff at the Internet Movie Database