Jim Nantz and Phil Simms Lead as No. 1 NFL ON CBS Announce Team In CBS Television Network’s 54th Season Covering NFL


 THE NFL TODAY Anchored by James Brown, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe


The CBS Television Network begins its 54th year of broadcasting the NFL on Sunday, Sept. 8 (12:00 Noon-4:00 PM, ET) as Jim Nantz and Phil Simms lead THE NFL ON CBS into the Network’s 2013 NFL season.  CBS Sports’ complete roster of announce teams for its  54th  year of NFL coverage was announced by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS.


 James Brown anchors the CBS Television Network’s pre-game studio show, THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.  Jason La Canfora begins his second year as the “NFL Insider,” while Lesley Visser serves as a contributor for the show.  This season marks the 46th  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; Ian Eagle teams with Dan Fouts; Marv Albert pairs with Rich Gannon to call games; Kevin Harlan once again teams with Solomon Wilcots; Bill Macatee with Steve Tasker; and Spero Dedes pairs with Steve Beuerlein.


Following are the Network’s NFL announcer pairings for the 2013 season (play-by-play/analyst):


Jim Nantz//Phil Simms

Greg Gumbel//Dan Dierdorf

Ian Eagle//Dan Fouts

Marv Albert//Rich Gannon

Kevin Harlan//Solomon Wilcots

Bill Macatee//Steve Tasker

Spero Dedes//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.  Drew Kaliski is producer for THE NFL TODAY, while Bob Matina directs.  David Berson is President, CBS Sports.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer & Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.


McManus also serves as Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS.


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