Wes Durham

Wes Durham

ESPN and ACC Network Play-by-Play Voice

Wes Durham is a play-by-play commentator for ESPN and ACC Network, ESPN’s network devoted to Atlantic Coast Conference sports. Durham, a highly respected and accomplished broadcaster who has been around college sports and the ACC his entire life, calls college football and basketball games on ESPN platforms in addition to contributing to ACCN studio shows.

One of the original hires when ACC Network launched in 2019, Durham previously co-hosted the Packer and Durham morning show alongside Mark Packer – a program they started in 2018 as ACC This Morning on SiriusXM ACC Radio. After three years on ACCN, Durham shifted to a play-by-play-centric role for the network.

In 2023, Durham was named the play-by-play voice for ACC Primetime Football, where he calls weekly high-profile ACC games with Tim Hasselbeck and Taylor Tannebaum. During the men’s college basketball season, Durham is also one of the network’s lead game-callers.

Durham’s name has been synonymous with the ACC for years. He was the radio voice for Georgia Tech from 1995-2013 before joining Fox Sports South/Raycom Sports to handle play-by-play duties for ACC football, basketball and baseball games. Durham’s family also has a special history in the conference. His father, Woody, was the legendary “Voice of the Tar Heels” for 40 years.

In addition to working in the ACC, Durham had stints early in his career as the radio announcer of athletic teams at Marshall, Radford and Vanderbilt.

Beyond his ESPN roles, Durham has been the radio play-by-play voice for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons since 2004.

A native of Cary, N.C., Durham graduated from Elon University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications.

Durham learned about broadcasting while working at Elon’s WSOE student radio, where he called 150 football and basketball games in four years as an undergraduate.

Durham was inducted into the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2015, while Elon’s School of Communications honored him as its Distinguished Alumnus in April 2013. An 11-time winner of the Georgia Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association (NSMA), Durham is a longtime member of the NSMA board and in 2022 he assumed became president of the board.


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