CBS NFL announcers Phil Simms (L), Mac Engel and Jim Nantz (R) in the CBS booth at AT&T Stadium on Oct. 11, 2015.


Mac Engel was born an orphan in a cold, small wood shack near Cincinnati, Ohio in the early '70s.

Actually, that's not true - he was born in Cincy to a loving family, and he moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1996 after he was raised in the Midwest.

Engel is a sports columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram; he also covered the Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars and Dallas Cowboys as a beat writer for several years.

His blog - The Big Mac Blog - was named The Best in Texas by the Texas Associated Press in 2011. It finished second in the same category in 2015.

He has written three books - "Tony Romo: America's Next Quarterback" (Triumph Books, 2007); "Texas Stadium: America's Home Field" (Ascend Books, 2008); "Building the Perfect Star" (Ascend Books, 2015).

In 2014, he was named "Hottest Local (Male) Celebrity" by Fort Worth Weekly, which he should win every single year from every single publication.

Engel also appears twice a week on the Shan and RJ Show from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on 105.3 The Fan (KRLD) in Dallas.

He served as an adjunct professor at the Schieffer School of Journalism at TCU for six years.


Mac Engel's first book,
"Tony Romo America's Next Quarterback" was published in 2007 (Ascend Book).

Contact Mac Engel


Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Sports Columnist

KRLD 105.3 FM The Fan, Dallas

Radio co-host

On Tuesdays and Thursdays with Shan & R.J.


Adjunct Professor

Schieffer School of Journalism

Athletic Media Relations

Missouri State University

Media Relations

University of Kansas

Media Relations


Master of Liberal Arts, '98

University of Kansas
B.S. Journalism, '95