Bob Neal (Atlanta sportscaster)
Bob Neal (born in Tennessee, raised in Chicago) is an American sportscaster. Neal is the 2012 recipient of the Lindsey Nelson Award, in recognition of career contributions to broadcasting, presented by the National Football Foundation, East Tennessee Chapter. Currently, he can be seen as anchor of Talkin' Football, Talkin' Hoops, SEC Hoops Tonight and offers play-by-play for college football, basketball and baseball for the Comcast Sports Network, a division of the NBC Sports Group, seen in 13 states.
Neal's lengthy resume includes play-by-play work for NBA and college football games on NBC. Along with work for TNT and TBS for PGA Tour events, SEC football, and World Cup soccer. Previously, Neal was the radio voice of the NFL Atlanta Falcons (1975-81, 1995-97) and news and sports director of WXIA in Atlanta.
In addition to his current hosting at CSS, his studio hosting experience include the 1986 Goodwill Games and TNT's Sunday night NFL broadcasts. Neal's long tenured association with Turner Sports began in 1977 with him hosting Sports Week, a Sunday night sports show on TBS.
Neal's accolades include five Georgia Area Emmys, three Associated Press Awards, and a share of five national Emmys for his role in Goodwill Games telecasts. Neal is also the recipient of two Cable ACE Awards for SEC Football and NBA Coverage as well as the Masters Water Ski Tournament for Turner Sports. His film credits include The Program, Tank, and Remember the Titans.
Neal resides with his wife, Sally, in Smyrna, Georgia. His son, Dave Neal, handles play-by-play duties for numerous Southeastern Conference events, notably the league's syndicated football package on ESPN's SEC Network and other football, basketball and baseball events for ESPN. Neal's son Rob, is Chief Business Officer of the OneAsia Golf Tour and Executive Director of Tournament Golf Foundation, Inc., a Portland, Or based rights holder for professional golf tournaments.