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08.22.2018

JIM NANTZ, TONY ROMO AND TRACY WOLFSON LEAD 2018 “NFL ON CBS” BROADCAST TEAMS INTO SUPER BOWL LIII SEASON

Bruce Arians Joins “The NFL on CBS” as Game Analyst and

Gene Steratore as Rules Analyst for 2018 NFL Season

Assignments for “The NFL on CBS” Preseason Games and Weeks 1-4 Set

Led by Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson, THE NFL ON CBS, home of Super Bowl LIII, heads into the 2018 NFL season with the deepest NFL announcer lineup in sports television.

CBS Sports is set to once again produce and distribute many of the best games of the 2018 NFL season culminating with Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3, 2019 from Atlanta, Ga. Super Bowl LIII marks the Network’s 20th time broadcasting the Super Bowl in its storied history, the most of any network.

Nantz, Romo and Wolfson call CBS’ marquee game each week, along with the Super Bowl for the first time together.

CBS Sports has added former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians as a game analyst alongside Greg Gumbel and Trent Green, as well as sideline reporter Melanie Collins also joining the announce team this season. Former 15-year NFL veteran referee Gene Steratore also joins THE NFL ON CBS as the Network’s NFL Rules Analyst for the 2018 season. Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn continue to serve as CBS Sports’ #2 announce team. And Steve Tasker moves to sideline reporter with the team of Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon.

The following are the Network’s NFL announcer pairings for the 2018 season (play-by-play/analyst//reporter):

Jim Nantz/Tony Romo//Tracy Wolfson

Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//Evan Washburn

Greg Gumbel/Trent Green/Bruce Arians//Melanie Collins

Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon//Steve Tasker

Andrew Catalon/James Lofton

Spero Dedes/Adam Archuleta

Tom McCarthy/Steve Beuerlein

Beth Mowins/Jay Feely

In addition to Wolfson, Washburn, Collins and Tasker, game coverage includes regional sideline reporters for games throughout the season.

This season marks THE NFL TODAY’s 51st year. Host James Brown anchors the show alongside Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Phil Simms and Nate Burleson from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Steratore serves as NFL rules analyst, and Jason La Canfora continues to serve as the “NFL Insider.”

Jim Rikhoff is the lead game producer for THE NFL ON CBS, and Michael Arnold is the lead game director. Drew Kaliski is the producer for THE NFL TODAY, while Bob Matina directs.

Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports, and serves as the Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

The following are THE NFL ON CBS assignments for the preseason and weeks 1-4 (subject to change).

PRESEASON

August 24

GAME

PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

8:00 PM, ET:

 

 

Detroit @ Tampa Bay

Greg Gumbel/Trent Green/

Bruce Arians//Melanie Collins

Ken Mack/Suzanne Smith

August 25

GAME

PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

8:00 PM, ET:

 

 

New Orleans @ L.A. Chargers

Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//

Evan Washburn

Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

WEEK 1 – Sept. 9

GAME

PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET:

 

 

Houston @ New England

Jim Nantz/Tony Romo//

Tracy Wolfson

Jim Rikhoff/Mike Arnold

Buffalo @ Baltimore

Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon// Steve Tasker

Jonathan Segal/Mark Grant

Pittsburgh @ Cleveland

Greg Gumbel/Trent Green/

Bruce Arians//Melanie Collins

Ken Mack/Suzanne Smith

Cincinnati @ Indianapolis

Andrew Catalon/James Lofton

Steve McKee/Andy Goldberg

 

 

 

4:05 PM, ET:

 

 

Kansas City @L.A. Chargers

Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//

Evan Washburn

Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

WEEK 2 – Sept. 16 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER

GAME

PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET:

 

 

Indianapolis @ Washington

Spero Dedes/Adam Archuleta

Sellers Shy/Jim Cornell

L.A. Chargers @ Buffalo

Tom McCarthy/Steve Beuerlein

Jason Ross/Chris Svendsen

Miami @ N.Y. Jets

Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon// Steve Tasker

Jonathan Segal/Mark Grant

 

Kansas City @ Pittsburgh

Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//

Evan Washburn

Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

Houston @ Tennessee

Andrew Catalon/James Lofton

Steve McKee/Andy Goldberg

 

4:25 PM, ET:

 

 

New England @ Jacksonville

Jim Nantz/Tony Romo//

Tracy Wolfson

Jim Rikhoff/Mike Arnold

Oakland @ Denver

Greg Gumbel/Trent Green/

Bruce Arians//Melanie Collins

Ken Mack/Suzanne Smith

WEEK 3 – Sept. 23

 

GAME

 

PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST

 

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET:

 

 

Buffalo @ Minnesota

Jim Nantz/Tony Romo//

Tracy Wolfson

Jim Rikhoff/Mike Arnold

Cincinnati @ Carolina

Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon// Steve Tasker

Jonathan Segal/Mark Grant

Oakland @ Miami

Greg Gumbel/Trent Green/

Bruce Arians//Melanie Collins

Ken Mack/Suzanne Smith

 

Denver @ Baltimore

Andrew Catalon/James Lofton

Steve McKee/Andy Goldberg

Tennessee @ Jacksonville

Spero Dedes/Adam Archuleta

Sellers Shy/Jim Cornell

 

 

 

4:05 PM, ET:

 

 

L.A. Chargers @ L.A. Rams

Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//

Evan Washburn

Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

 

WEEK 4 - Sept. 30 CBS DOUBLEHEADER

GAME

PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET:

 

 

Buffalo @ Green Bay

Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//

Evan Washburn

Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

Cincinnati @ Atlanta

Greg Gumbel/Trent Green/

Bruce Arians//Melanie Collins

Ken Mack/Suzanne Smith

Miami @ New England

Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon// Steve Tasker

Jonathan Segal/Mark Grant

Houston @ Indianapolis

Spero Dedes/Adam Archuleta

Sellers Shy/Jim Cornell

 

 

 

 

4:25 PM, ET:

 

 

New Orleans @ N.Y. Giants

Jim Nantz/Tony Romo//

Tracy Wolfson

Jim Rikhoff/Mike Arnold

San Francisco @ L.A. Chargers

Andrew Catalon/James Lofton

Steve McKee/Andy Goldberg

Follow CBS Sports on Twitter: @CBSSportsGang and @NFLonCBS

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CBS Sports Press Contacts:

Jerry Caraccioli

212-975-7466

gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

Robin Brendle

212-975-1533

rlbrendle@cbs.com

Press:

Jerry Caraccioli
212-975-7466
gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

Robin Brendle
212-975-1533
rlbrendle@cbs.com