Aug. 24, 1999
ATLANTA - Mike Goldberg joins FOX Sports Net South in a new capacity this fall, hosting ACC LIVE - the season-long comprehensive show-of-record plus event coverage from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Goldberg makes his ACC LIVE debut on Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. EDT, when he hosts the weekly, half-hour magazine show.
ACC LIVE is a partnership among the Atlantic Coast Conference, FOX Sports Net South, Sunshine Network, and Home Team Sports. ACC LIVE reaches more than 16 million homes in the ACC's six-state (Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia) viewership territory.
"We are delighted to have Mike as the new host for ACC LIVE. With his many years of sports broadcasting experience, and his passion for college sports, he is a wonderful asset to the ACC, FOX Sports Net South, and viewers across ACC territory," said Steve Craddock, FOX Sports Net South vice president and executive producer.
Before joining ACC LIVE, Goldberg served as the 1998-99 host of COUNTDOWN TO SIGNING DAY - FOX Sports Net South's signature football and basketball recruiting series. Last year, he also called play-by-play for a number of men's and women's college basketball telecasts on FSNS, and he will continue that ACC role this year. He has also recently handled play-by-play duties for ABC Sports/Raycom Sports.
Goldberg was the NHL Detroit Red Wings' play-by-play voice when they won the 1997 Stanley Cup, and for six years ('89-95) he was SportsChannel Chicago's (now FOX Sports Net Chicago) play-by-play voice for the Chicago Bulls during their remarkable run of world championships. During that time, Goldberg also called the action for Prime Network's college football telecasts and for its Great Midwest Conference basketball games.
He spent two years ('94-96) at ESPN, covering the NHL, college football and basketball, and the Canadian Football League. Goldberg also had a three-year stint ('93-96), during which he was Raycom Sports' play-by-play announcer and studio host for Big Ten Conference football and basketball, University of Illinois basketball, and Conference USA basketball. Goldberg began his broadcasting career at WWSB-TV in Sarasota, Fla., where he covered golf and high school sports.
The Ohio native and '86 graduate of Miami (Ohio) University resides in the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville, with his wife Kim and daughter Kiarra.