Play-by-Play Commentator, College Sports
Anish Shroff is a play-by-play commentator for various sports, including college football, college basketball, college baseball and lacrosse.
Shroff is the current radio play-by-play announcer for the Carolina Panthers NFL team, joining in March
2022 as the team’s play-by-play announcer. Shroff also worked the NFL preseason in the summer of 2021.
Shroff was a part of ESPN’s MegaCast coverage of the 2021-22 College Football Playoff and was on the call for the viral 2021 Duke’s Mayo Bowl. Shroff has covered several bowl games and FCS championship games, along with matchups across the SEC, Big Ten, ACC and Big 12.
Since 2017, Shroff has been ESPN’s lead voice for men’s college lacrosse. He has called the past five national championships and announced the first Premier Lacrosse League game on ESPN in June 2022. He contributes as a columnist for USA Lacrosse Magazine and wrote the script for “Roots” – a longform feature produced by the PLL that explores the origins of lacrosse.
Shroff also does play-by-play commentary for college basketball for ESPN, primarily covering games in the ACC. He has called ACC Tournament games on both television and radio. Shroff contributes to ESPN’s college baseball coverage, having announced several regionals and super regionals.
Shroff began his ESPN career in 2008 as a studio anchor and host, anchoring SportsCenter and College Football Live, along with several other daily and specialty shows. He contributed to ESPNU’s studio coverage from 2011-17 and has filled in as a guest host on ACC Network.
Prior to ESPN, Shroff worked as a sports reporter and anchor in Syracuse, NY and Yakima, Wash.
Shroff graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in broadcast journalism. He resides in Charlotte, NC, with his wife Faye and their daughter Athena.