List of Preakness Stakes broadcasters

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

Television[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
2017 NBC Larry Collmus Bob Costas and Mike Tirico Randy Moss, Jerry Bailey, Bob Neumeier and Eddie Olczyk Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers, Laffit Pincay, III and Carolyn Manno Bob Costas and Laffit Pincay, III
2016 NBC Larry Collmus Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Randy Moss, Jerry Bailey, Bob Neumeier and Eddie Olczyk Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers, Laffit Pincay, III and Carolyn Manno Bob Costas and Laffit Pincay, III
2015 NBC Larry Collmus Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Randy Moss, Jerry Bailey, Bob Neumeier and Eddie Olczyk Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers, Laffit Pincay, III, Josh Elliott and Carolyn Manno Bob Costas and Josh Elliott
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 and Carolyn Manno 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 and Michelle Beadle Bob Costas and Laffit Pincay, III
2012 NBC Larry Collmus Tom Hammond Gary Stevens, Randy Moss, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers and Laffit Pincay, III Laffit Pincay, III
2011 NBC Larry Collmus Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary Stevens, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers and Randy Moss Bob Costas
2010 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary Stevens, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice and Donna Barton Brothers 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 Stevens, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice and Donna Barton Brothers Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2008 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary 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 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 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 and Donna Barton Brothers 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 Mike Battaglia
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[1] 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
2000 ABC[2] 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[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
1998 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
1997 ABC[5] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1996 ABC[6] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1995 ABC Dave Johnson Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey, Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker, Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Al Michaels
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 Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1990 ABC[7] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay

Notes[edit]

  • Jim McKay missed the 1995 Preakness Stakes due to heart surgery.

1980s[edit]

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
1989 ABC[8] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay
1988 ABC[9] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay
1987 ABC[10] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay
1986 ABC[11] Mike Battaglia Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey, Dave Johnson and Bill Hartack Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay
1985 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay Bill Hartack Howard Cosell and Jack Whitaker Jim McKay
1984 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay Bill Hartack Howard Cosell and Jack Whitaker Jim McKay
1983 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay Bill Hartack Howard Cosell and Jack Whitaker Jim McKay
1982 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay Howard Cosell and Jack Whitaker Jim McKay
1981 ABC Dick Wooley Jim McKay Eddie Arcaro Howard Cosell Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1980 ABC Dick Wooley Jim McKay Eddie Arcaro Howard Cosell Jim McKay and Howard Cosell

1970s[edit]

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
1979 ABC Dick Wooley Jim McKay Eddie Arcaro Howard Cosell Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1978 ABC Dick Wooley Jim McKay Eddie Arcaro Howard Cosell and Chris Schenkel Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1977 ABC[12] Dick Wooley Jim McKay[12] Eddie Arcaro[12] Howard Cosell[12] Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1976 CBS Chic Anderson Jack Whitaker Heywood Hale Broun and Frank I. Wright Phyllis George Jack Whitaker
1975 CBS Chic Anderson Jack Whitaker Heywood Hale Broun and Frank I. Wright Phyllis George Jack Whitaker
1974 CBS Chic Anderson Jack Whitaker Heywood Hale Broun and Frank I. Wright Jack Whitaker
1973 CBS Chic Anderson Jack Whitaker Heywood Hale Broun and Frank I. Wright Jack Whitaker
1972 CBS Chic Anderson Jack Whitaker Heywood Hale Broun and Frank I. Wright Pia Lindström Jack Whitaker
1971 CBS Chic Anderson Jack Whitaker Heywood Hale Broun and Frank I. Wright Pia Lindström Jack Whitaker
1970 CBS Chic Anderson Jack Whitaker Heywood Hale Broun and Eddie Arcaro Jack Whitaker
  • In 1977, ABC was awarded the contract to televise the Preakness. Triple Crown Productions was formed in 1985 after CBS terminated its contract with NYRA. ABC Sports won the rights to broadcast all three races, as well as many prep races. Ratings went up after the package was centralized.

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 Bryan Field Jack Drees and Jack Whitaker Eddie Arcaro Jack Whitaker
1965 CBS Bryan Field Jack Drees and Jack Whitaker Eddie Arcaro 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 Gil Stratton Chris Schenkel
1961 CBS Bryan Field Chris Schenkel Chris Schenkel
1960 CBS Fred Capossela Chris Schenkel Chris Schenkel

1950s[edit]

Year Network Race caller Color commentator Reporter
1959 CBS Fred Capossela Bryan Field and Chris Schenkel
1958 CBS[13] Fred Capossela[13] Bryan Field[13] Chris Schenkel[13]
1957 CBS Fred Capossela Chris Schenkel
1956 CBS Fred Capossela Mel Allen
1955 CBS[14] Fred Capossela[14] Win Elliot[14] Phil Sutterfield[14]
1954 CBS[15] Fred Capossela[15] Mel Allen and Sam Renick[15]
1953 CBS Bryan Field
1952 CBS Bryan Field
1951 CBS Bryan Field
1950 CBS[16] Bryan Field[16]

1940s[edit]

Year Network Race caller Color commentator
1949 CBS[17] Bryan Field[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The 126th Preakness Stakes (2001) home page at Hollywood.com
  2. ^ The 125th Preakness Stakes (2000) home page at Hollywood.com
  3. ^ The 124th Preakness Stakes (1999) home page at Hollywood.com
  4. ^ The Preakness Stakes (1998) home page at Hollywood.com
  5. ^ The 122nd Preakness Stakes (1997) home page at Hollywood.com
  6. ^ The Preakness Stakes (1996) home page at Hollywood.com
  7. ^ The Preakness Stakes (1990) home page at Hollywood.com
  8. ^ The Preakness Stakes (1989) home page at Hollywood.com
  9. ^ The Preakness Stakes (1988) home page at Hollywood.com
  10. ^ The Preakness Stakes (1987) home page at Hollywood.com
  11. ^ The Preakness Stakes (1986) home page at Hollywood.com
  12. ^ a b c d "TV Sports". The News and Courier (Charleston, SC). May 21, 1977. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  13. ^ a b c d Adams, Val (May 15, 1958). "2 Executives Quit at Mutual Radio". The Baltimore Sun. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Preakness to be on TV and Radio". The Baltimore Sun. May 22, 1955. 
  15. ^ a b c "Preakness". The Baltimore Sun. May 22, 1954. 
  16. ^ a b "Radio and Television". The New York Times. 
  17. ^ a b "WGN-TV to Telecast Preakness Running Today From Pimlico". Chicago Tribune. May 14, 1949.