• Beth Mowins is an American sports journalist and play-by-play announcer
• She has worked for ESPN, Marquee Sports Network, and CBS
• She is the first woman to call a nationally televised NFL game for ESPN
• She has two pet cats and enjoys playing tennis and golf
• Her net worth is over $2.5 million
Who is Beth Mowins?
Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Mowins was born in Syracuse, New York State USA, on 26 May 1967 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s a sports journalist and play-by-play announcer, while she’s probably known best for the work which she’s done for the American international basic cable sports channel ESPN; Elizabeth has worked for a couple of other popular channels, including Marquee Sports Network and CBS.
Early life and education
Beth was raised in Syracuse alongside her three brothers, by their father Len Mowins and their mother whose name remains undisclosed; Beth hasn’t shared a lot about her parents, as she respects their privacy, but it’s believed that they were both physically highly active, and that her father was a football coach at a local high school.
Beth began playing sports while attending North Syracuse High School, and was mostly into soccer, softball and basketball; she was also interested in a couple of other activities, including dancing and creative writing.
Upon matriculating in 1985, she enrolled at Lafayette College, and was the captain of their basketball team for two years; Beth graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989, and then continued her education at Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, graduating with a Master’s degree in digital journalism and broadcasting in 1990.
Career as a reporter
Beth launched her career in 1991, when hired to work at WXHC-FM Radio as their news and sports director, moving to Homer, New York State for the job. After three years, Beth was invited to join ESPN, and was initially mostly in charge of covering college football, basketball and volleyball, but also college soccer and softball; she’s since become the network’s lead softball play-by-play announcer, and also covers Women’s College World Series. Beth was inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
In 2011, she and Catherine Reddick Whitehill were teamed up to cover the 2011 FIFA Women’s Soccer World Cup for ESPN.
She attracted a lot of attention in 2017, when American sportswriter Richard Deitsch of “Sports Illustrated” reported that Beth was chosen to serve as a play-by-play announcer on ESPN’s show “Monday Night Football”, covering the National Football League (NFL) game between the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Chargers in September of that year, thus becoming the first woman to call a nationally televised NFL game.
The same year saw her and Jay Feely cover the match-up between the Indianapolis Colts and the Cleveland Browns, thus making Beth the first female play-by-play announcer to cover the NFL, the NBA and college basketball for CBS Sports.
She became a fill-in play-by-play announcer for the professional baseball team the Chicago Cubs in February 2021, and on 8 May that year became the first woman to call a regular season game.
In 2021, Beth covered softball during the (2020) Tokyo Olympics, for NBC Olympics.
Most popular YouTube videos
Beth’s been the subject of many YouTube videos, and while she has numerous fans on various social media networks, there are also many YouTube videos which heavily criticize her, claiming that she should ‘quit her job and do something else’. We’re going to mention three of Beth’s most popular videos on YouTube, which have helped her become even more popular.
The #1 video about Beth entitled “Beth Mowins First Woman To Call Monday Night Football”, has been watched almost 50,000 times since 12 September 2017 – the title’s self-explanatory.
Her second most popular video “Beth Mowins Tours Allegiant Stadium & Sees the Iconic Views | Las Vegas Raiders” has been viewed close to 40,000 times since 19 September 2020, and features her exploring Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada.
The third most popular video featuring Beth – “National Perspective: ESPN’s Beth Mowins” – has attracted over 30,000 views since 10 September 2017, and shows her giving an interview.
Love life and husband
Beth prefers to keep the details of her love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s still widely known that she’s today a married woman.
She exchanged vows with Alan Arrollado on 30 June 2019, in a small ceremony at the Scripps Seaside Forum (San Diego, California), attended by only the closest of their friends and family members; it was officiated by one of Beth’s closest friends, Holly Rowe.
Alan’s today working at the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System as the board president; he was re-elected for the second time on 10 July 2015.
Beth and Alan don’t have children together, but it’s widely known that Beth is step-mother to Alan’s son Matt, from a previous relationship/marriage.
Beth hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she has perhaps been with, so as of June 2022, she’s married to Alan Arrollado, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Beth enjoys the attention which she’s receiving from her more than 40,000 Twitter followers, and is thus quite active on the network; she launched her account in March 2009, and has since tweeted close to 15,000 times, sharing her thoughts, most of which are related to sports, with her fans.
She’s into travelling, and her career has taken her all around the US, to nearly all states; she’s also travelled overseas, and her dream travel destination is Berlin, Germany.
Beth’s still physically quite active today, as she has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, while she also occasionally plays tennis and golf with her friends.
She’s a cat-lover, and has two pet cats.
Beth enjoys watching movies late at night – her favorite actors and actresses are Bruce Willis, Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep, while a couple of her favorite films include “Pulp Fiction”, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life” and “The Devil Wears Prada”.
Age, height and net worth
Beth’s age is 55. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of June 2022, Beth’s net worth stands at over $2.5 million.