ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” will return to a two-man booth when it kicks off its 50th season later this year.
The network announced Wednesday that Joe Tessitore will be back doing play-by-play while Booger McFarland moves up to the booth after being a field-level analyst.
ESPN also announced that Lisa Salters will return for an eighth season as the sideline reporter after signing a multiyear extension.
Stephanie Druley, ESPN’s executive vice president for event and studio production, said the chemistry between Tessitore and McFarland was the biggest reason for moving McFarland upstairs. Before “Monday Night Football”, the two worked together when ESPN launched the SEC Network and had them on its Saturday pregame show.