Meet Kevin Egan
Kevin is a soccer broadcaster, based in Miami, FL. As a Studio Host and Reporter with beIN SPORTS, as well as Play by Play Commentator for Atlanta United and FOX Sports South, Kevin travels globally covering our beautiful game. Here’s his story:
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Kevin Egan started his career in the entertainment industry as a television runner for RTE, Ireland’s National Broadcaster, during the 2004 Olympics. This was an incredible and eye-opening experience for the then 19 year old, who found himself meeting and conversing with some of the brightest TV Sports professionals in Ireland. The tea and coffee was obviously of a high standard, as he quickly progressed through the ranks as a researcher, sub-editor and reporter, covering events such as the FIFA World Cup, the Premier League and the Champions League.
Kevin's mother Kathy hails from Chicago, Illinois, and much of his youth was spent on Addison St. with his grandparents wearing Chicago Cubs jerseys! Due to those fond memories, coupled with a burning desire to gain TV experience elsewhere, Kevin packed up and moved to the Windy City, actually landing the day before Barack Obama was inaugurated back on January 19th, 2009. After a 6 month stint of banging on every door that led to a studio, Kevin broke in at the Big Ten Network as a Production Assistant, building graphics for live college football and basketball shows. He offered to produce and present a weekly online soccer show on his own time, and thankfully Kevin's boss gave the green light, as that was a huge break here in the United States.
Shortly after, in 2012, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club hired Kevin as a television commentator and analyst. Those were phenomenal years for him, traveling North America covering Major League Soccer. In 2015, he moved to Miami, FL to take a full-time position with beIN SPORTS as a studio presenter and match commentator. Since joining the network, Kevin has hosted beIN SPORTS’ live coverage of El Clasico from both Madrid and Barcelona, as well as fronting beIN's exclusive coverage of the U.S. Men's National Team World Cup Qualifiers. When the USMNT lost in Trinidad in October 2017, and the team failed to make the World Cup, Kevin was the lead host in studio. To this day, he says it was his most difficult and challenging assignment, but one that he relished.
Thanks for visiting! I'm incredibly grateful and lucky to be living my career dream each and every day. For me, there's nothing like meeting new people and hearing their stories, so please feel free to drop a note and say hi.
Best to you and yours!
- Kevin Egan
Today, you can find Kevin as the studio host for 'The XTRA' on beIN SPORTS, a nightly soccer show broadcast across North America at 7pm ET. 'The XTRA' covers the beautiful game in a thorough, yet entertaining way, with guests like Christian Vieri and Ray Hudson joining Kevin in studio.
In addition to his full-time role with beIN, Kevin is now the proud Play By Play Commentator and Host for Atlanta United broadcasts on FOX Sports South. The Mercedes-Benz experience is something special, with 72,000 fans cheering on the Five Stripes, so when you tune in for a match you'll hear Kevin calling the game alongside his colleagues Dan Gargan and Jillian Sakovits.
Other roles for Kevin include co-hosting the 'Football Crazy' podcast with Kay Murray, as well as being a weekly contributor to SiriusXM FC and TalkSPORT chatting all things European football.