Dan McLaughlin
Dan McLaughlin in broadcast booth holding microphone
McLaughlin in booth before a game
Born (1974-03-18) March 18, 1974 (age 48)[1]
EducationLindenwood University

Daniel McLaughlin (born March 18, 1974) is a professional sports broadcaster who currently works on the St. Louis Cardinals and, formerly, on St. Louis Blues telecasts on the cable television channel Bally Sports Midwest.[2] He was born March 18, 1974, in St. Louis.[3] He used to be a play-by-play announcer for the NFL on Fox.

Early life

Dan McLaughlin grew up in the St. Louis area where his father was a school teacher. Following his graduation from St. John Vianney High School in suburban Kirkwood, Missouri, McLaughlin attended Lindenwood University in Saint Charles[4] where he played baseball. Setting his sights on sports broadcasting from an early age, McLaughlin performed a variety of broadcasting duties at university-owned KCLC while a student at Lindenwood.

Broadcast career

While in college, McLaughlin served an internship at KMOX radio in St. Louis, and he became a sports talk show host with the station in 1996.[2][5] McLaughlin soon found himself as a frequent contributor to St. Louis Blues telecasts on KPLR-TV and FSN Midwest. In 2000, he became the play-by-play broadcaster for FSN's Cardinals games.[1] Additionally, McLaughlin did play-by-play for the Mizzou Tiger and Missouri Valley Conference basketball games and occasional regional college football games for ESPN.[6]

He also owns a media company, Scoops with Danny Mac, where he interviews nationally-known sports figures for both a television show and podcast. Scoops with Danny Mac is known for candid one-on-one interviews between McLaughlin and his subject.[citation needed]

Personal life

McLaughlin and wife, Libby, are the parents of four children: son Luke, born in 2005; daughter Avery, born in 2007; and twins Olivia and Barrett, born in 2009. The McLaughlins are involved in several St. Louis area charities, including hosting the annual "Dan McLaughlin Golf Tournament" to benefit special education.[6]


  1. ^ a b St. Louis Cardinals 2006 Media Guide. Hadler Printing, 2006.
  2. ^ a b "Broadcasters". St. Louis Cardinals. Retrieved 2008-09-22.
  3. ^ Caesar, Dan. "Getting to know Dan McLaughlin." St. Louis Post Dispatch, August 3, 2002.
  4. ^ "What's Next for Sportscaster Dan McLaughlin?". Eureka-Wildwood Patch. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
  5. ^ "Exclusive interview with Dan McLaughlin". Redbirds Fun. 2007-02-13. Retrieved 2008-09-22.
  6. ^ a b "Dan McLaughlin bio". CBSStLouis.com. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-11-08. Retrieved 2011-11-05.