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Bill Macatee (b. November 17, 1955 in Rome, New York) is an American sports broadcaster.

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Biography

Early life and career

In 1978, Macatee earned a bachelor of science degree in speech from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Soon thereafter, he was hired as Sports Director by Bill Paradoski at KBMT 12 in Beaumont, Texas.

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NBC Sports

In 1982, Macatee, then twenty-six, began his sports broadcasting career with NBC, which made him the youngest network sportscaster in the industry. With NBC Sports, he covered a wide range of events including Wimbledon, the Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl and the World Series. Additionally, Macatee served as the sports correspondent for the Today Show and anchor for NBC News at Sunrise and Sunday Today. He also co-anchored the syndicated show USA Today on TV.

Career since 1990

Since 1990, he has anchored coverage of the PGA Tour on the USA Network. His other duties have included play-by-play for the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, the French Open at Roland Garros, boxing, figure skating, and other sports specials. Macatee also anchors CBS' coverage of the LPGA and Champions Tour and in addition to serving as a tower announcer for The Masters and PGA Championship substitutes for Jim Nantz during other PGA events. Macatee is also CBS's studio anchor for the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, serves as an announcer for CBS' NFL coverage, and hosts the French Open tennis tournament on The Tennis Channel.

In 2006, Macatee anchored USA Network's coverage of the Winter Olympics.

Macatee was the play by play announcer on CBS' "Clash of Champions" bowling telecast that aired on May 10–11, 2008. He teamed with color analyst Nelson Burton Jr. and sideline reporter Lynn Swann. The broadcast marked bowling's return to network television for the first time since 1999 when CBS carried it.

Personal

Macatee was once married to actress/model India Allen.

Today, he resides in Newport Beach, California, with his only daughter, Caitlin.


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