Bill Macatee joined USA Sports in 1990 as host of USA's extensive professional golf coverage. For the past 15 years Macatee has hosted USA Network's golf events, presiding over the 18th tower at PGA TOUR events as well as The Masters and The Ryder Cup. In 2004, Macatee will once again spend the US Open working as a play-by-play announcer.
Macatee has served USA Sports as a play-by-play announcer for the US Open Tennis Championships (since 1990) and the French Open Tennis Championships (1995-2001). Additionally, Macatee had previously called selected boxing events for USA Sports' critically acclaimed boxing series Tuesday Night Fights, as well as hosted professional figure skating and various other sports specials for USA.
Before joining USA Network, Macatee was the sports anchor and then co-anchor for USA Today on TV. He began his network career with NBC in 1982 at the age of 26, becoming the youngest network sportscaster in the industry. With NBC Sports, he served as anchor and co-anchor for NBC's pre-game shows for the NFL and Major League Baseball and reported on a variety of NBC Sports events including the World Series, Super Bowl XVII, Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Wimbledon. In addition, he served as the sports correspondent for The Today Show and sports anchor for NBC News at Sunrise and Sunday Today. Macatee joined CBS Sports in 1995 as studio host for the CBS's golf coverage. He plays a major role as an announcer for CBS Sports' coverage of The Masters, the US Open, the NFL, and a variety of CBS Sports Spectacular events. In 1998, Macatee served as CBS's weekend daytime co-host of the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.
Macatee was born on November 17, 1955 in Rome, New York, and earned a degree in speech from Lamar University in 1978. He resides in Newport Beach, California with his daughter Caitlin.