Merrill Reese has been the Play-by-play â€œVoice of the Philadelphia Eaglesâ€ for over 30 years. He spent 14 years as Sports Director of WIP, has handled play-by-play of Big 5 basketball and University of Pennsylvania football. He was the on-camera host and play-by-play voice of ESPN’s award winning series, â€œNFL Dream Seasonâ€. He’s also handled tennis play-by-play for Madison Square Garden Television in New York with Billie Jean King.
Merrill has been named Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year by the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters numerous times. He’s been named Selected Radio Broadcaster of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters as well as Selected Person of the Year by the Broadcast Pioneers. He was the recipient of the March of Dimes Lifetime Achievement Award, winner of the Lindsey Nelson Award for Excellence in Sportscasting by the All American Football Association, and was selected by Philadelphia Magazine as Philadelphia’s best sportscaster. His autobiography published in 1998, “Merrill Reese: It’s Gooooood!” is a best seller. He also wrote “Sportscastingâ€¦ Turning Your Passion into a Profession”.
He’s been inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Temple University Communications Hall of Fame, and Overbrook High School Hall of Fame.
Merrill is now part-owner of WBCB and serves as General Manager. He’s an avid golfer and competes in numerous charity tournaments. He currently resides in Blue Bell with his wife Cindy. His son, Nolan, is a film editor and resides in Hollywood, California. His daughter, Ida, is a graphic designer.
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