(New York, N.Y.) 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 use additional sideline reporters during the season including Jenny Dell and Evan Washburn.
Other pairings this season include Greg Gumbel teaming up with newcomer Trent Green, 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.
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(Tampa Bay, FL) Tampa Bay talker WWBA 820 AM debuted a new morning drive show “Your Wake Up Call” (6-10AM) this week co-hosted by Chris Markowski and Jenna Laine with Robert Pankau as news anchor and Kurt Shriner as entertainment reporter.
Markowski has been hosting the syndicated weekend show “Watchdog on Wall Street” for the past several years. Jenna Laine comes to the new morning show from “Sports Talk Florida” where she covered the Tampa Bay Bucs.
“Your Wake Up Call” will also be aired on the Genesis Communications station in Orlando, WAMT.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be covering all the important news and events in one of the most important areas in the country, the Tampa Bay, Orlando and the entire I-4 corridor,” Chris Markowski said.
“Whether it’s news or sports, the one constant for me as a journalist has always been people,” Jenna Laine said. “I love telling your stories and I care very much about issues that affect our communities.”
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