via press release:
CBS SPORTS NAMES TRACY WOLFSON AS NEW NFL ON CBS LEAD REPORTER
Wolfson Joins Jim Nantz and Phil Simms on Network’s Lead Broadcast Team on
Thursday Night Football and Sunday Afternoons
Tracy Wolfson has been named THE NFL ON CBS’s new lead game reporter. The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS.
Wolfson, an Emmy Award-nominated reporter who served as CBS Sports’ lead college football reporter for the Network’s coverage of the Southeastern Conference for the past 10 years, joins the lead announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms as lead reporter on all Thursday Night Football games on CBS and NFL Network and select Sunday games on THE NFL ON CBS.
“During the past 10 years as the lead college football reporter, Tracy has become one of the most respected reporters in the industry,” said McManus. “We are excited for Tracy to bring the same tenacity and quality in reporting that she has shown on the SEC sidelines and NCAA basketball courtside to the NFL.”
Wolfson worked as a reporter for select NFL games, including last year’s AFC Wild Card, Divisional and Championship games, as well as coverage of the 2013 Super Bowl. She has served as lead reporter for CBS Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and Final Four since 2009. Wolfson has been involved with coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, Auto Racing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Ice Skating, Gymnastics, Track and Field and Rodeo for the Network. In addition, she anchored the CBS Sports Desk throughout the year and hosted AT THE HALF during basketball season. Wolfson also contributed in various ways as a host and reporter for CBS Sports Network, including hosting her own show, TACKLING THE TRENDS.
Wolfson also serves as a reporter for Turner Sports for select NBA regular-season and playoff games. Prior to CBS, she served as an anchor/reporter for the Madison Square Garden Network, and also worked for ESPN as a Host/Reporter covering U.S. Open Golf, College Football and Arena Football (2002-03). Wolfson began her on-air broadcasting career in 2000 at WZBN-TV in Trenton, N.J. as a sports anchor, reporter and producer and has worked for Oxygen Sports, Long Island News Tonight and News-12 Long Island. She began her professional career at CBS Sports in 1997 as a researcher working on U.S. Open Tennis, the 1998 Olympic Winter Games and the 1997 NCAA Final Four. Raised in Congers, N.Y., Wolfson graduated with a degree in communications from the University of Michigan and currently resides in the New York City area with her husband and three sons.
McManus also serves as Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer & Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
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