CBS Sports Sets Broadcast Pairings for 2014 NFL Season
The CBS Television Network will begin its 55th year of broadcasting the NFL with Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson leading THE NFL on CBS into the Network's 2014 NFL season. Nantz, Simms and Wolfson will call the full slate of Thursday Night Football games on CBS and the NFL Network, along with selected Sunday games on CBS. Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS, announced today several changes to the 2014 announcer line-up along with the complete list of broadcast pairings.
Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts have been named THE NFL ON CBS's No. 2 announce team and will call the network's top game on Sundays when Nantz and Simms do not call a game.
Wolfson, who served as the Network's lead College Football reporter for the past 10 years, will join the lead announce team of Nantz and Simms as THE NFL on CBS lead reporter. In addition to Wolfson, THE NFL on CBS will utilize additional sideline reporters during the season including Jenny Dell and Evan Washburn.
THE NFL on CBS announce team is solidified even more this year as the deepest in sports television as Greg Gumbel will team with newcomer Trent Green. THE NFL on CBS announce team also will feature several new pairings including Kevin Harlan with Rich Gannon, Spero Dedes with Solomon Wilcots, and Andrew Catalon forming a three-man booth with Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein.
James Brown once again will anchor the CBS Television Network's pre-game studio show, THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, and newcomers Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott, from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Jason La Canfora will continue to serve as the "NFL Insider."
Following are the Network's NFL announcer pairings for the 2014 season (play-by-play/analyst):
Jim Nantz/Phil Simms//Tracy Wolfson
Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts
Greg Gumbel/Trent Green
Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon
Spero Dedes/Solomon Wilcots
Andrew Catalon/Steve Beuerlein/Steve Tasker
Game coverage also will include play-by-play announcers Brian Anderson and Tom McCarthy, as well as analysts Adam Archuleta and 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 & Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.