List of Pro Bowl broadcasters

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The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have broadcast the National Football League's Pro Bowl throughout the years.

1950s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1951 not televised
1952 NBC Harry Wismer Bill Stern
1953 Bud Foster Mark Scott
1954 DuMont Tom Harmon Red Grange
1955 not televised
1956 not televised
1957 not televised
1958 NBC Joe Tucker Van Patrick
1959 Jim Gibbons
Notes

1960s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1960 NBC Bob Kelley Ray Scott
1961 Lindsey Nelson Frankie Albert
1962 Lindsey Nelson Chuck Thompson
1963 Chuck Thompson Ken Coleman
1964 Chris Schenkel George Connor
1965 Ken Coleman Gordie Soltau
1966 CBS Jack Drees Frank Gifford
1967 Lindsey Nelson Pat Summerall
1968 Jack Buck Tom Brookshier
1969[1] Jack Whitaker Pat Summerall

1970s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
1970 CBS Don Criqui Frank Gifford Frank Glieber
1971 Jack Whitaker Frank Gifford Bruce Roberts
1972 NBC Curt Gowdy Al DeRogatis
1973 CBS Frank Glieber Alex Hawkins Bruce Roberts
1974 NBC Curt Gowdy Al DeRogatis
1975 ABC Frank Gifford Howard Cosell and Alex Karras
1976
1977
1978 Howard Cosell and Don Meredith
1979
Notes

1980s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
1980 ABC Al Michaels Howard Cosell and Fran Tarkenton Lynn Swann
1981 Frank Gifford
1982 Al Michaels[4] Fran Tarkenton Lynn Swann and Russ Francis
1983 Frank Gifford Howard Cosell and Fran Tarkenton Lynn Swann
1984 O. J. Simpson
1985 Don Meredith
1986[5] O. J. Simpson[6] and Joe Namath Tim Brant[7]
1987 Al Michaels Frank Gifford Lynn Swann[8]
1988 ESPN Mike Patrick Roy Firestone and O. J. Simpson[9] Tom Jackson
1989 Joe Theismann
Notes

1990s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
1990 ESPN Mike Patrick Joe Theismann Chris Berman[12] and Tom Jackson
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995[13] ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf Lynn Swann[14] and Lesley Visser
1996
1997
1998
1999 Dan Dierdorf and Boomer Esiason Lesley Visser[15] and Dan Fouts

2000s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
2000 ABC Al Michaels Boomer Esiason Lesley Visser[16] and Dan Fouts
2001 Dan Fouts and Dennis Miller Eric Dickerson and Melissa Stark
2002[17]
2003 Dan Fouts Melissa Stark and Lynn Swann
2004[18] ESPN Mike Patrick Joe Theismann and Paul Maguire Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen
2005[19] Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya
2006
2007 CBS Greg Gumbel Phil Simms and Dan Dierdorf Shannon Sharpe
2008 Fox Kenny Albert Daryl Johnston Tony Siragusa and Brian Baldinger
2009[20] NBC Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth Andrea Kremer and Tiki Barber
Notes

2010s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
2010[21] ESPN[22] Mike Tirico Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden Michele Tafoya and Suzy Kolber
2011 Fox Thom Brennaman Brian Billick and Terry Bradshaw Tony Siragusa and Jay Glazer
2012 NBC[23] Dan Hicks Mike Mayock and Doug Flutie Alex Flanagan and Randy Moss
2013[24] Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth Michele Tafoya and Doug Flutie
2014
2015 ESPN Mike Tirico Jon Gruden Lisa Salters
2016
2017 Sean McDonough
2018 ESPN Sean McDonough Matt Hasselbeck Lisa Salters and Louis Riddick[25]
ABC
2019 ESPN Joe Tessitore Jason Witten and Booger McFarland Lisa Salters
ABC
Disney XD
Notes
  • The 2010 game was the first time ever that the Pro Bowl was held prior to the championship game. It was held the weekend before Super Bowl XLIV.[26] NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the move was made after looking at alternatives to strengthen the Pro Bowl.[27] The game was also moved up in order to prevent a conflict that would have occurred if the game had taken place on February 13 or 14 (CBS would have rights, and based on the 52nd Grammy Awards, would have moved the game to the Saturday, as they did in 2007), with the game facing against the NBA All-Star Game, Winter Olympics, and Daytona 500.[citation needed]
    • CBS gave up the rights to the 2013 game to NBC.[28]
  • ESPN currently has the rights to air the Pro Bowl, It began in 2015. Starting in 2018, the game will be simulcast on broadcast network ABC, marking the return of the Pro Bowl to network television for the first time since 2013, while being ABC’s first telecast since 2003.[29] In 2019, ESPN's telecast of the Pro Bowl also aired on children's channel Disney XD.

2020s[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
2020 ESPN[30] Joe Tessitore Booger McFarland Lisa Salters
ABC
Disney XD
2021 Not held because of the COVID-19 pandemic
Notes
  • Early in the first quarter of the 2020 Pro Bowl, an ABC News Special Report (which was also simulcast on ESPN, but not Disney XD) interrupted the game following up on the developing story of NBA star Kobe Bryant's death.[31] Disney XD's simulcast abruptly ended with roughly six minutes remaining in the second quarter due to the breaking news of Bryant's death.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1969 NFL Season Pro Bowl - CBS Radio Broadcast on YouTube
  2. ^ ABC Monday Night Football Pro Bowl 1978 on YouTube
  3. ^ 1986 ABC NFL Pro Bowl Promo on YouTube
  4. ^ 1982 Pro Bowl Dorsett 4yd TD run on YouTube
  5. ^ 1985 Pro Bowl on YouTube
  6. ^ Aloha Bears-1986 on YouTube
  7. ^ 1986 Pro Bowl on YouTube
  8. ^ 1987 Pro Bowl on YouTube
  9. ^ 1988 Pro Bowl on YouTube
  10. ^ "NFL lifts TV blackout as Pro Bowl nears sellout". Archived from the original on 2009-02-11.
  11. ^ "Pro Bowl Blackout Date Extended". KHOU-TV. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011.
  12. ^ 1990 Pro Bowl (ESPN) on YouTube
  13. ^ "1995 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2008.
  14. ^ 1995 Pro Bowl (ABC) on YouTube
  15. ^ 1999 Pro Bowl (ABC) on YouTube
  16. ^ 2000 Pro Bowl (ABC) on YouTube
  17. ^ 2002 Pro Bowl on YouTube
  18. ^ 2004 Pro Bowl (55 NFC vs 52 AFC) on YouTube
  19. ^ 2005 Pro Bowl on YouTube
  20. ^ 2009 Pro Bowl on YouTube
  21. ^ 2010 Pro Bowl on YouTube
  22. ^ "40th Season of Monday Night Football". [(ESPN)]. April 14, 2009. Archived from the original on September 4, 2009.
  23. ^ Fang, Ken (January 26, 2012). "NBC Kicks Off Super Bowl Week With the 2012 Pro Bowl From Hawaii". Fang's Bites (blog). Archived from the original on 2012-01-27. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
  24. ^ 2013 Pro Bowl on YouTube
  25. ^ 2018 Pro Bowl Full Game on YouTube
  26. ^ "Pro Bowl to precede Super Bowl". [(ESPN)]. December 30, 2008. Archived from the original on January 27, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2008.
  27. ^ "2010 Pro Bowl moving to Miami, will be played before Super Bowl". NFL.com. December 30, 2008. Archived from the original on January 27, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2008.
  28. ^ "Notes: CBS Gives 2013 Pro Bowl to NBC (Also: Olympic Streaming, Music City Bowl)". Sports Media Watch. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  29. ^ Malloy, Tim; Lucas Shaw (September 8, 2011). "'Monday Night Football' to Remain on ESPN Through 2021". TheWrap.com. Archived from the original on January 27, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2011.
  30. ^ "2020 NFL Pro Bowl Returns to Orlando for the Fourth Straight Year on Sunday, January 26". August 8, 2019.
  31. ^ "Pro Bowl becomes tribute to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant". ESPN. Retrieved January 26, 2020.

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