August 25, 2009
CBS SPORTS – HOME OF SUPER BOWL XLIV AND CELEBRATING 50TH YEAR OF
NFL BROADCASTING – ANNOUNCES BROADCAST PAIRINGS FOR 2009 NFL SEASON
Jim Nantz and Phil Simms Lead as No. 1 NFL ON CBS Announce Team In
CBS Television Network’s 50th Season Covering NFL
THE NFL TODAY Returns James Brown, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher,
Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe To Studio
The CBS Television Network, the home of Super Bowl XLIV, begins its Golden Anniversary 50th year of broadcasting the NFL on Sunday, Sept. 13 (12:00 Noon-4:00 PM, ET) as Jim Nantz and Phil Simms lead THE NFL ON CBS into the Network’s 2009 NFL season.
James Brown anchors the CBS Television Network’s hour-long pre-game studio show, THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher and Shannon Sharpe from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Charley Casserly serves as THE NFL TODAY’s “General Manager,” while Lesley Visser and Sam Ryan serve as reporters for the show. This season marks the 42nd year of THE NFL TODAY on the CBS Television Network.
THE NFL ON CBS announce team is solidified as the deepest in sports television as Greg Gumbel once again calls games alongside Dan Dierdorf; Dick Enberg teams with Dan Fouts; and Kevin Harlan teams with Solomon Wilcots.
Other notes of interest this year include Ian Eagle teaming with Rich Gannon; Gus Johnson pairing with Steve Tasker; Don Criqui and Randy Cross, and Bill Macatee with Steve Beuerlein.
CBS Sports’ complete roster of announce teams for its 50th year of NFL coverage was announced today by Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS.
Following are the Network’s NFL announcer pairings for the 2009 season (play-by-play/analyst):
Jim Nantz//Phil Simms
Greg Gumbel//Dan Dierdorf
Dick Enberg//Dan Fouts
Kevin Harlan//Solomon Wilcots
Ian Eagle//Rich Gannon
Gus Johnson//Steve Tasker
Don Criqui//Randy Cross
Bill Macatee//Steve Beuerlein
Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer for THE NFL ON CBS, and Michael Arnold is the lead game director. Eric Mann is senior producer for THE NFL TODAY, while Bob Matina directs. Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
McManus serves as executive producer for THE NFL ON CBS.