List of Kentucky Derby broadcasters

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The following is a list of national American television networks and announcers that have broadcast Kentucky Derby.

Television[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
2014 NBC Larry Collmus Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Randy Moss, Jerry Bailey, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers, Laffit Pincay III, Josh Elliott, Carolyn Manno, Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Bob Costas and Josh Elliott
2013 NBC Larry Collmus Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Randy Moss, Jerry Bailey, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers, Laffit Pincay III, Michelle Beadle and Coco Rocha Bob Costas and Laffit Pincay III
2012 NBC Larry Collmus Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary L. Stevens, Randy Moss, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers, Laffit Pincay III, Jenna Wolfe and Catt Sadler Bob Costas and Laffit Pincay III
2011 NBC Larry Collmus Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary L. Stevens, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers, Randy Moss, Maria Menounos, and Jenna Wolfe Bob Costas and Randy Moss
2010 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary L. Stevens, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers, Natalie Morales and Jim Cantore (weather) Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia

2000s[edit]

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
2009 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary L. Stevens, Mike Battaglia and Kenny Rice Kenny Rice and Donna Barton Brothers Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2008 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary L. Stevens, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice and Donna Barton Brothers Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2007 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary L. Stevens, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice and Donna Barton Brothers Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2006 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary L. Stevens, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice and Donna Barton Brothers Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2005 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Charlsie Cantey, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice and Donna Barton Brothers Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2004 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Charlsie Cantey, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers and Melissa Stark Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2003 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Charlsie Cantey, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice and Donna Barton Brothers Bob Costas and Charlsie Cantey
2002 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Charlsie Cantey, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice and Donna Barton Brothers Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2001 NBC[2] Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Charlsie Cantey, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice and Donna Barton Brothers Bob Costas and Charlsie Cantey
2000 ABC[3] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Hank Goldberg and Dave Johnson Charlsie Cantey, Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay and Charlsie Cantey

1990s[edit]

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
1999 ABC[4] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Hank Goldberg and Dave Johnson Charlsie Cantey, Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay and Charlsie Cantey
1998 ABC[5] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Hank Goldberg, Dave Johnson and Mike E. Smith Charlsie Cantey, Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay and Charlsie Cantey
1997 ABC[6] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey, Dave Johnson and Chris McCarron Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1996 ABC[7] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1995 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker, Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1994 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker, Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1993 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey, Dave Johnson and Steve Cauthen Jack Whitaker and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1992 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1991 ABC[8] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1990 ABC[9] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay

1980s[edit]

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
1989 ABC[10] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay
1988 ABC[11] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay
1987 ABC[12] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay
1986 ABC[13] Mike Battaglia Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Bill Hartack Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay
1985 ABC Mike Battaglia Jim McKay Bill Hartack Howard Cosell and Jack Whitaker Jim McKay
1984 ABC Mike Battaglia Jim McKay Bill Hartack Howard Cosell and Jack Whitaker Jim McKay
1983 ABC Mike Battaglia Jim McKay Bill Hartack Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford, and Jack Whitaker Jim McKay
1982 ABC Mike Battaglia Jim McKay John M. Veitch Howard Cosell and Jack Whitaker Jim McKay
1981 ABC Mike Battaglia Jim McKay Eddie Arcaro Howard Cosell Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1980 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay Eddie Arcaro Howard Cosell Jim McKay and Howard Cosell

1970s[edit]

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
1979 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay[14] Eddie Arcaro[14] Howard Cosell[14] Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1978 ABC[15] Dave Johnson[15] Jim McKay[15] Eddie Arcaro and Howard Cosell[15] Howard Cosell and Chris Schenkel[15] Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1977 ABC[16] Chic Anderson[16] Jim McKay[16] Eddie Arcaro and Howard Cosell[16] Howard Cosell Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1976 ABC[17] Chic Anderson Chris Schenkel and Jim McKay[17] Howard Cosell[17] Howard Cosell Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1975 ABC[18] Chic Anderson[18] Chris Schenkel and Jim McKay[18] John Rotz and Howard Cosell[18] Howard Cosell Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1974 CBS[19] Chic Anderson[19] Jack Whitaker[19] Heywood Hale Broun and Frank I. Wright[19] Heywood Hale Broun and Frank I. Wright Jack Whitaker
1973 CBS[20] Chic Anderson[20] Jack Whitaker[20] Heywood Hale Broun and Frank I. Wright[20] Heywood Hale Broun and Frank I. Wright Jack Whitaker
1972 CBS[21] Chic Anderson[21] Jack Whitaker[21] Heywood Hale Broun and Frank I. Wright[21] Heywood Hale Broun and Pia Lindström[21] Jack Whitaker
1971 CBS[22] Chic Anderson[22] Jack Whitaker[22] Heywood Hale Broun[22] Heywood Hale Broun and Pia Lindström[22] Jack Whitaker
1970 CBS[23] Chic Anderson[23] Jack Whitaker[23] Heywood Hale Broun and Eddie Arcaro[23] Heywood Hale Broun[23] Jack Whitaker

1960s[edit]

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
1969 CBS Chic Anderson Jack Whitaker Heywood Hale Broun and Eddie Arcaro Jack Whitaker
1968 CBS Jack Drees Jack Drees and Jack Whitaker Jack Whitaker
1967 CBS Jack Drees Jack Drees and Jack Whitaker Jack Whitaker
1966 CBS Jack Drees Jack Whitaker Bryan Field Jack Whitaker
1965 CBS Bryan Field Jack Drees and Jack Whitaker Gil Stratton Jack Whitaker
1964 CBS Bryan Field Jack Drees and Chris Schenkel Jack Whitaker
1963 CBS Bryan Field Jack Drees and Chris Schenkel Eddie Arcaro Jack Drees
1962 CBS Bryan Field Chris Schenkel Don Ameche Gil Stratton Chris Schenkel
1961 CBS[24] Bryan Field[24] Chris Schenkel[24] Chris Schenkel[24]
1960 CBS Fred Capossela Chris Schenkel, Bryan Field, and Bud Palmer[25] Chris Schenkel

1950s[edit]

Year Network Race caller Color commentator Reporters Trophy Presentation
1959 CBS[26] Fred Capossela[26] Bryan Field and Chris Schenkel[26] Chris Schenkel
1958 CBS Fred Capossela Bryan Field
1957 CBS[27] Fred Capossela[27] Bryan Field[27]
1956 CBS[28] Fred Capossela[28] Bryan Field[28]
1955 CBS[29] Fred Capossela[29] Phil Sutterfield and Win Elliot[29]
1954 CBS[30] Bryan Field Mel Allen[30] Bill Corum[30]
1953 CBS[31] Bryan Field[31] Mel Allen[31] Phil Sutterfield[31] Phil Sutterfield[31]
1952 CBS[32] Bryan Field[32] Sam Renick[32] Pete French[33]

Note: The 1952 Kentucky Derby was the first to be broadcast on network television; Louisville had previously not been connected to network lines.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ The 126th Kentucky Derby (2000) home page at Hollywood.com
  4. ^ The 125th Kentucky Derby (1999) home page at Hollywood.com
  5. ^ The Kentucky Derby (1998) home page at Hollywood.com
  6. ^ The 123rd Kentucky Derby (1997) home page at Hollywood.com
  7. ^ The Kentucky Derby (1996) home page at Hollywood.com
  8. ^ The Kentucky Derby (1991) home page at Hollywood.com
  9. ^ The Kentucky Derby (1990) home page at Hollywood.com
  10. ^ The Kentucky Derby (1989) home page at Hollywood.com
  11. ^ The Kentucky Derby (1988) home page at Hollywood.com
  12. ^ The Kentucky Derby (1987) home page at Hollywood.com
  13. ^ The Kentucky Derby (1986) home page at Hollywood.com
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