Dan McNeil Wiki – Dan McNeil Biography
Dan McNeil is an American radio host. He formerly worked at Chicago radio station 670’s The Score. He worked alongside his co-host Danny Parkins. Dan McNeil was fired from the station on 15th Sept 2020, after a comment he made on social media about the outfit of Maria Taylor, the ESPN reporter was wearing on Monday night. Entercom issued a statement on Tuesday announcing the firing of McNeil, saying that McNeil tweet was “degrading and humiliating”, and made an apology to all who were offended by Dan’s words, especially Maria”. The news about Dan’s firing was first announced by Deadspin’s Julie DiCaro. Julie DiCaro is a former host and reporter for the station.
Maria Taylor is an analyst, host for ESPN and the SEC Network, and covers college football, college volleyball, and college men’s and women’s basketball. She was as making her debut on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Maria Taylor responded to McNeil’s comment after the game, she tweeted, “Well Danny Dearest if you would like to continue making sexist comments about me…please bring your misogyny with you to the NBA Countdown doubleheader I’ll be hosting tomorrow night”. She as we defended herself saying, “Hey ladies remember you can wear whatever you feel confident in!”
Danny Parkins, a onetime intern for McNeil and his afternoon co-host since March 2018, will work solo for the time being.
Rachel Williamson, Entercom Communications regional president, announced McNeil’s exit in a Tuesday memo to WSCR staff that spoke of the power of words and the responsibility to choose them wisely.
McNeil’s “tweet, and its degrading and humiliating tone to a fellow female broadcaster, was unacceptable,” Williamson wrote, offering an apology “to all who were offended by Dan’s words, especially Maria.”
“Actions have consequences,” Parkins said, opening Tuesday’s show. “I can understand completely Entercom did what it did, and I feel terrible that Maria Taylor debuts on ‘Monday Night Football’ — talk about a career milestone and accomplishment — and somehow she gets caught up in this nonsense. That’s not right. Nobody can condone that. So, yeah, the industry needs to be better. We need to be better.”
Reached by the Tribune, McNeil declined to comment.
McNeil posted Monday on Twitter, along with a picture of Taylor reporting from that night’s Steelers-Giants game: “NFL sideline reporter or a host for the AVN annual awards presentation?”
AVN is an abbreviation for Adult Video News.
Well Danny Dearest if you would like to continue making sexist comments about me…please bring your misogyny with you to the NBA Countdown double header I’ll be hosting tomorrow night. Hey ladies remember you can wear whatever you feel confident in! @670TheScore @DannyMac670 https://t.co/bN0H582isU
— Maria Taylor (@MariaTaylor) September 15, 2020
Dan McNeil Children
He has three children, Van McNeil, Patrick McNeil, and Jack McNeil.
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He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
He is of American Nationality.