COUNTDOWN TO SUPER BOWL 50
Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson Lead THE NFL ON CBS’s Announce Teams in
CBS Television Network’s Super Bowl 50 Season and Once Again Call Full Slate of
Thursday Night Football Games on CBS and NFL Network
James Brown, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott Lead
THE NFL TODAY As it Enters 48th Season
The CBS Television Network, home of Super Bowl 50, begins its 56th year of broadcasting the NFL with Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson leading THE NFL ON CBS into the Network’s historic 2015 NFL season culminating with Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016. Once again, Nantz, Simms and Wolfson also call the full slate of Thursday Night Football games on CBS and NFL Network. Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS, announced today the complete list of THE NFL ON CBS broadcast pairings.
James Brown anchors the CBS Television Network’s pre-game studio show, THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott, from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Jason La Canfora continues to serve as the “NFL Insider.” And, 24-year veteran NFL Official Mike Carey once again serves as the Network’s “NFL Rules Expert.” This season marks THE NFL TODAY’s 48th year.
THE NFL ON CBS announce team continues this year as the deepest in sports television as Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts serve as No. 2 announce team and call the network’s top game on Sundays when Nantz and Simms do not call a game. Greg Gumbel teams with Trent Green for the second straight year. THE NFL ON CBS announce team also features Kevin Harlan with Rich Gannon, Spero Dedes with Solomon Wilcots, Andrew Catalon forms a three-man booth with Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein, Tom McCarthy teams with Adam Archuleta and Brian Anderson with Chris Simms.
Along with Wolfson, game coverage also includes sideline reporters Evan Washburn with Eagle-Fouts; and Jamie Erdahl with Gumbel-Green. In addition, selected games throughout the season will include regional sideline reporters.
Following are the Network’s NFL announcer pairings for the 2015 season (play-by-play/analyst//reporter):
Jim Nantz/Phil Simms//Tracy Wolfson
Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//Evan Washburn
Greg Gumbel/Trent Green//Jamie Erdahl
Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon
Spero Dedes/Solomon Wilcots
Andrew Catalon/Steve Tasker/Steve Beuerlein
Tom McCarthy/Adam Archuleta
Brian Anderson/Chris Simms
McManus also serves as Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS.
Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer for THE NFL ON CBS, and Michael Arnold is the lead game director. Drew Kaliski is producer for THE NFL TODAY, while Bob Matina directs. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer & Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
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