Jim Nantz Bio 10 2 06 by btsOX0S8

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									                                                 Jim Nantz

                                      Broadcaster for CBS Sports

Serving as lead play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports' college basketball coverage for the 14th consecutive
season, Nantz has called play-by-play on more network broadcasts of the Final Four and championship game than
any other announcer in the history of the tournament. He also co-hosted the Tournament and hosted the Final
Four for five years (1986-90) and was inducted to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as the recipient of
the Curt Gowdy Media Award in 2002. Nantz was the winner of 1998's National Sportscaster of the Year Award
and joined CBS Television Network in 1985 as host of their college football studio show and currently serves as
anchor of THE NFL TODAY.

In 2007, he called the play-by-play for Super Bowl XLI. He has hosted THE SUPER BOWL TODAY, CBS
Sports' Super Bowl pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXV and XXXVIII and created and organized along with
former president George Bush the first-ever Super Bowl opening ceremony gala event and concert spectacular
called Super Bowl XXXVIII - A Houston Salute, an event created to welcome the world to the Super Bowl. His
extensive credits at CBS include anchor of golf coverage, including The Masters and the PGA Championship,
and primetime host of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games. He has called play-by-play for the U.S. Open
Championships, NCAA track and field, skiing, speed skating, baseball, swimming and diving, gymnastics, U.S.
Olympic Festival and Pan American Games. Nantz also handled play-by-play duties for the regular and post-
season coverage of THE NBA ON CBS (1986-89) and served as host of the Network's coverage of the Macy's
Thanksgiving Day Parade (1994, 1995, 2000 & 2001) and was co-host of weekend daytime coverage in 1992 and
1994 Olympic Winter Games, Cotton Bowl (1985-88), and the Heisman Trophy Award show (1986-88) and was
lead play-by-play announcer for college football (1989-90) before moving on to cover the NFL (1991).


By 1993, he was the Network's No. 2 play-by-play announcer for the regular-season and post-season broadcasts.
He returned as lead voice of college football in 1996 and moved into the studio in 1997 to anchor COLLEGE
FOOTBALL TODAY. Nantz had a prominent role in 1996 Kevin Costner hit movie Tin Cup. He earned a
degree in radio/television in 1981 from the University of Houston, where he played on the golf team. Nantz
received honorary doctorate of humane letters degree from his alma mater in May 2001 in recognition of his
contributions to his profession and the university. He held a variety of broadcasting jobs at Houston, leading to
sportscaster positions at KHOU-TV and KTRH Radio. Nantz was also anchor at KSL-TV in Salt Lake City.


Nantz grew up in Colts Neck, New Jersey. He lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut, with his wife, Lorrie and
his daughter.


Eric R. Wold
Director, Speakers Group
703/905-3368 Office 703/622-6011 Cell
Eric.Wold@Octagon.com
Eric R. Wold
Director, Speakers Group
703/905-3368 Office 703/622-6011 Cell
Eric.Wold@Octagon.com

								
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