2017 "NFL ON CBS" BROADCAST PAIRINGS FEATURE FIVE NEW TEAMS LED BY NEW LEAD ANNOUNCE TEAM OF JIM NANTZ, TONY ROMO AND TRACY WOLFSON
Beth Mowins to Become First Woman to Ever Call NFL Play-by-Play for CBS;
James Lofton and Jay Feely Added as Game Analysts
Assignments for "NFL on CBS" Preseason Games and Weeks 1-4 Set
With the deepest NFL announcer lineup in sports television, THE NFL ON CBS debuts five new broadcast crews this season led by the CBS Television Network's new lead announce team of Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson. CBS Sports is set to once again produce and distribute more NFL games than any other network this season with NFL ON CBS Sunday afternoon games and THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. Nantz, Romo and Wolfson also will call THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL games on CBS and NFL Network, in addition to the marquee games on Sunday. Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS, announced today the complete list of THE NFL ON CBS broadcast pairings.
CBS Sports has added play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins to the 2017 NFL lineup. Mowins will become the first woman to ever call play-by-play for the Network's NFL games when she teams with new game analyst Jay Feely to call Cleveland-Indianapolis on Sept. 24. Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton also joins as new game analyst alongside Andrew Catalon. Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn continue to serve as CBS Sports' No. 2 team and call the Network's top game on Sundays when Nantz, Romo and Wolfson do not call a game.
The following are the Network's NFL announcer pairings for the 2017 season (play-by-play/analyst//reporter):
Jim Nantz/Tony Romo//Tracy Wolfson*
Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts//Evan Washburn
Greg Gumbel/Trent Green//Jamie Erdahl
Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon
Andrew Catalon/James Lofton*
Spero Dedes/ Adam Archuleta*
Tom McCarthy /Steve Tasker/Steve Beuerlein*
Beth Mowins/Jay Feely*
In addition to Wolfson and Washburn, game coverage includes sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl with Gumbel-Green, as well as regional sideline reporters for selected games throughout the season.
This season marks THE NFL TODAY's 50th year. Phil Simms and Nate Burleson join the show as new analysts alongside host James Brown and analysts Boomer Esiason and Bill Cowher from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Jason La Canfora continues to serve as the "NFL Insider."
Jim Rikhoff is the new 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.
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