Brown re-joins CBS Sports

James Brown returns to CBS Sports as host for the CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, and as play-by-play announcer for the Network's coverage of college basketball including the NCAA tournament. The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports and Tony Petitti, Executive Vice President and Executive Producer, CBS Sports.

Brown will anchor THE NFL TODAY along with analysts Dan Marino, Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason.

"Having a roster of the best on-air talent in the business remains a top priority at CBS Sports," said McManus. "James Brown is a viewer favorite in terms of knowledge, credibility and likeability. His return to CBS Sports improves the team in the studio and in the field."

"James Brown is an extraordinarily talented studio host and play-by-play announcer," said Petitti. "Clearly the addition of James Brown solidifies the CBS Sports announce team as the deepest and most talented in sports television."

Most recently, Brown served as host of "FOX NFL Sunday." He joined FOX Sports in June 1994 after a decade with CBS Sports. He hosts "The James Brown Radio Show," broadcast weekdays on Sporting News Radio. He is a reporter/correspondent for HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" and a boxing host for PPV, the pay-per-view division of Time Warner Sports.

Brown first joined CBS Sports in 1984 where he served as play-by-play announcer for the the network's NFL and college basketball coverage as well as reporter for the NBA Finals. He also was host of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. While at CBS he was also co-host of "CBS Sports Saturday/Sunday," a weekend anthology series.

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