Congratulations to long-time friend and client Merrill Reese, who is to be inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame on November 28th on Monday Night Football!
Merrill Reese to be Inducted into Eagles Hall of Fame
Ceremony to take place at halftime of Eagles-Packers game November 28th
Longtime play-by-play announcer Merrill Reese will be inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame on November 28, when the team hosts the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. Eagles Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie made the announcement at tonight’s Taking Flight for Autism event at Lincoln Financial Field.
Gifted with an unforgettable sound and style that has become synonymous with the franchise’s rich history, Reese is the longest-tenured play-by-play announcer in the NFL as he now enters his 40th season as the voice of the Eagles. Since his first call from the radio booth in 1977, Reese has inspired generations of Philadelphia fans, earning local and national recognition as a premier sports broadcaster.
“When you think about some of the greatest moments in Eagles history, you can hear Merrill’s voice, living and dying with every play, just like we all do,” said Lurie. “What makes him so special, and so engrained in the fabric of our franchise, is how dedicated he is to the team, the fans and his job. Merrill is a legend, and he is the absolute best at what he does.”
Already a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Reese was named Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year by the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters in 2000 and 2008, as well asBroadcaster of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters and Person of the Year by Broadcast Pioneers in 2005. Reese was also declared Philadelphia’s Best Sportscaster by Philadelphia Magazine and was honored by the Philadelphia Sportswriters Association for the contributions he has made to the sports industry.
A graduate of Overbrook High School and Temple University, Reese, who resides in Blue Bell, PA, with his wife, Cindy, began his career as a public affairs officer in the United States Navy and started in the radio business at WPAZ in Pottstown, PA, following active duty.