Following in His Father’s Footsteps: Noah Eagle Carves His Own Path as Nets AnnouncerDecember 1, 2023
The younger Eagle has landed at YES Network. Noah Eagle, the son of longtime Nets announcer Ian Eagle and an accomplished play-by-play man in his own right, is set to make his YES debut Saturday night when he calls the Nets’ match against the Magic at Barclays Center. The broadcast marks a full-circle moment for Noah, who grew up attending Nets games with his famous father long before he followed in his footsteps as a sportscaster. “It’s still surreal in many ways, just because it was a group that I’ve known my entire life and obviously have been around my entire life,” Noah added.
Noah, who turns 27 this month, spent the past four NBA seasons as the radio voice of the Los Angeles Clippers. He left this year to become the play-by-play announcer for NBC’s “Big Ten Saturday Night,” a primetime college-football broadcast that debuted this fall. With the New Jersey-born Noah back in New York, YES producer Jared Boshnack reached out with the idea of making him a substitute for about 10 Nets games this season. Most of those broadcasts will take place in March, when Ian is set to lead CBS Sports’ coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
The gig allows Noah to dip back into the NBA and join a YES Network team headlined by his dad, who is in his 30th season calling Nets games and has won eight consecutive New York Emmys and nine in the last 11 years. Noah feels proud of his son’s achievements.
Noah attended Syracuse University, where he did basketball, football and lacrosse play-by-play as the sports director of the campus radio station. After graduating in 2019, Noah moved to Los Angeles for the Clippers job. Noah is set to be joined for Saturday’s broadcast by lead analyst Sarah Kustok and reporter Meghan Triplett. Like Ian, Noah embraces broadcasting multiple sports. In addition to his work with the NBA and college football, Noah is the play-by-play voice of Nickelodeon’s NFL telecasts, through which he’s set to call the Super Bowl in February.