May 5, 2020
CHARLES DAVIS JOINS CBS SPORTS AS “NFL ON CBS” GAME ANALYST
Davis Also Will Contribute Analysis and Commentary Across All CBS Sports Platforms
Veteran broadcaster Charles Davis has joined CBS Sports as a game analyst for the CBS Television Network’s coverage of THE NFL ON CBS. He will team with Ian Eagle, along with reporter Evan Washburn, to form the Network’s No. 2 NFL ON CBS announce team. The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS and Chairman, CBS Sports.
Davis also will contribute with analysis and commentary to all the CBS Sports platforms including CBS Sports Network, as well as CBS Sports HQ and various CBS Sports digital platforms, during the Network’s coverage of both the NFL and college football.
“I have long admired Charles as one of the best NFL analysts on the air,” said McManus. “We are thrilled to have him join CBS Sports and bolster our already deep and talented NFL ON CBS broadcast team. Pairing Charles with Ian Eagle will strengthen our roster, and we look forward to this team being one of the best on television.”
“Having grown up watching iconic CBS Sports, and to now being a part of this family, I could not be more excited,” said Davis. “I’ve been blessed throughout my career to work with some exceptional play-by-play broadcasters and getting to work with Ian Eagle continues my great fortune.”
A member of FOX Sports since 2006, Davis moved into the NFL on FOX booth fulltime in 2015 where he served as analyst on the No. 2 announce team and called his first NFL playoff game in the 2018 NFC Divisional Playoffs.
Previously, Davis served as the lead analyst on FOX’s college football coverage. He was on the call for three consecutive BCS National Championship games between 2007-09, also covering the 2008 Sugar Bowl and 2009 Orange Bowl. In addition, Davis served as an on-course reporter during FOX Sports’ inaugural golf coverage of the U.S. Open Championship in 2015.
Prior to joining FOX Sports, Davis worked five seasons as the lead analyst for TBS’ college football game coverage of the Big 12 and Pac-10 conferences. During that time, he also worked as a game analyst for NBC’s coverage of the Arena Football League from 2003-06. Davis has covered the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for CBS (2001-02), the NBA playoffs for TNT and both BIG EAST and Conference USA basketball for ESPN Plus’ regional coverage.
Davis remains connected to college football and has a regular place on the NFL Network leading up to the NFL Draft. Each year he staffs the Senior Bowls and NFL Combines, and also has been a part of NFLN’s live draft weekend coverage since 2007.
Immediately after retiring from football, Davis performed a variety of different roles during the 1990s. He served as an assistant athletic director at Stanford University, director of the United States Olympic Training Center and also became the first African-American tournament director in PGA Tour history when he ran the Disney Golf Classic from 1998-2000.
Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Tennessee and completed his master’s in history while at the school. A four-year starter as a defensive back from 1983-86, and member of the Academic All-SEC Team, Davis appeared in 39 games and posted 234 tackles (146 solo), 13 interceptions, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles. Following his career at Tennessee, he signed as a rookie free agent with the Dallas Cowboys and participated in the club’s 1987 training camp.
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