via press release:


Jim Nantz and Phil Simms Lead as No. 1 NFL ON CBS Announce Team In
CBS Television Network’s 52nd Season Covering NFL

THE NFL TODAY Anchored by James Brown, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher,
Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe

Marv Albert Joins THE NFL ON CBS Teaming with Rich Gannon

The CBS Television Network begins its 52nd year of broadcasting the NFL on Sunday, Sept. 11 (12:00 Noon-4:00 PM, ET) as Jim Nantz and Phil Simms lead THE NFL ON CBS into the Network’s 2011 NFL season.

James Brown anchors the CBS Television Network’s hour-long pre-game studio show, THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Charley Casserly serves as THE NFL TODAY’s “General Manager,” while Lesley Visser serves as reporter for the show. This season marks the 44th year of THE NFL TODAY on the CBS Television Network.

THE NFL ON CBS announce team is solidified as the deepest in sports television as Greg Gumbel once again calls games alongside Dan Dierdorf; Ian Eagle teams with Dan Fouts; and Marv Albert joins THE NFL ON CBS teaming with Rich Gannon to call games.

Other notes of interest this year include Kevin Harlan once again pairing with Solomon Wilcots; Bill Macatee teaming with Steve Tasker; Spero Dedes with Steve Beuerlein; and Don Criqui with Randy Cross.

CBS Sports’ complete roster of announce teams for its 52nd year of NFL coverage was announced today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS.

Following are the Network’s NFL announcer pairings for the 2011 season (play-by-play/analyst):

Jim Nantz//Phil Simms
Greg Gumbel//Dan Dierdorf
Ian Eagle//Dan Fouts
Marv Albert//Rich Gannon
Kevin Harlan//Solomon Wilcots
Bill Macatee//Steve Tasker
Spero Dedes//Steve Beuerlein
Don Criqui//Randy Cross

Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer for THE NFL ON CBS, and Michael Arnold is the lead game director. Eric Mann is senior producer for THE NFL TODAY, while Bob Matina directs. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer & Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

McManus also serves as Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS.

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