List of current National Football League broadcasters

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This is a list of current (entering the 2018 season) NFL broadcasters, including those for each individual team as well as those that have national rights. Unlike the other three major professional sports leagues in the U.S. (Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL), all regular-season and post-season games are shown on American television on one of five national networks. Pre-season games are still televised by regional/local broadcasters which selected preseason games will be simulcast on NFL Network.

Background[edit]

All regular-season and postseason games are shown in the U.S. on one of five national networks: the broadcast networks of CBS, Fox, or NBC; or the cable channels ESPN or NFL Network. The league does not, in general, have an anti-siphoning rule for regular season games, and such games can be (and are) carried on both the cable outlet and the local affiliate. Since 2018, selected regular season games airing on NFL Network are also simulcast on Fox. For those regular season games aired exclusively on NFL Network or ESPN, they are also simulcast on a local broadcast station in each of the home markets of the two participating teams (determined by a bidding process). ESPN also airs one postseason game that is also simulcast on their sister national broadcast network ABC; all other postseason games air televised on either CBS, Fox, or NBC. As part of the Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961, the U.S government granted the NFL permission to sell the rights to all regular season and postseason games to the national networks, as an exemption to antitrust laws.[1]

Most preseason games, except a few contests such as the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, are not televised by the national networks, and the league leaves television rights for those contests up to the individual teams. Most teams produce the games, either themselves or with help from the networks, and set up small syndication networks to carry games throughout the league-designated primary and secondary markets each team serves. The stations that win bidding to locally broadcast cable games are not necessarily the same as the ones who broadcast preseason contests, as the bidding processes are separate; this list is of the preseason broadcasters. In the event that a preseason game does not sell out, the local rightsholder must delay the broadcast a minimum of 24 hours (this rule, along with the rest of the league's blackout policies, was suspended for the 2015 season). NFL Network sometimes simulcasts select preseason games using the feeds of the local broadcast crews. In these cases, the NFL does impose an anti-siphoning rule and does not carry a live game in a particular market if a local station is broadcasting the same game.

On radio, all 32 teams have regional/local syndication networks that carry all preseason, regular season and most postseason games; these are listed here. Radio syndication networks are mostly unrestricted and can be carried anywhere in North America, and several supplemental networks (Compass Media Networks, Sports USA Radio Network) also carry additional Sunday afternoon games outside the home teams' markets. The league's night games are carried both by local networks and by the NFL on Westwood One, a partnership that goes back several decades; the Super Bowl is exclusive to Westwood One, and local broadcasts of that game can only be carried on one flagship station in each team's market.

Regional broadcasters[edit]

AFC[edit]

AFC East[edit]

Team Play-by-play Analyst Sideline Reporter Flagship Station(s) Number of Affiliates
Buffalo Bills John Murphy Mark Kelso Sal Capaccio WGR 21 [2]
Andrew Catalon or Rob Stone Steve Tasker Thad Brown WKBW-TV
MSG Western New York
WIVB-TV
WJRZ
WUTV
4 [3]
Miami Dolphins Jimmy Cefalo Bob Griese and Joe Rose Kim Bokamper WQAM / WKIS 20 [4]
Dick Stockton Bob Griese and Nat Moore WFOR-TV 4
New England Patriots Bob Socci (Regular season)
Dan Roche (Preseason)
Scott Zolak (Regular season)
Matt Chatham (Preseason)
WBZ-FM 37 [5]
Bob Socci Scott Zolak Rob Ninkovich and Steve Burton WBZ-TV 8 [3]
New York Jets Bob Wischusen Marty Lyons Larry Hardesty WEPN-FM 7 [6]
Ian Eagle Anthony Becht Otis Livingston WCBS-TV 1 [3]

AFC North[edit]

Baltimore Ravens Gerry Sandusky Dennis Pitta and Jarret Johnson (regular season)
Brian Billick (preseason)
Kirk McEwen (home games)
Justin Forsett (away games)
Evan Washburn (preseason)
WIYY/
WBAL
17 [7]
WBAL-TV and NBC Sports Washington[8] 3 [3]
Cincinnati Bengals Dan Hoard Dave Lapham WCKY/
WEBN/WLW once the Cincinnati Reds season ends
26 [9]
Mike Watts Anthony Muñoz Mike Valpredo WKRC-TV 6 [3]
Cleveland Browns Jim Donovan Doug Dieken Nathan Zegura WKRK-FM/
WNCX / WKNR
30 [10]
Jay Crawford Tim Couch Bernie Kosar and Dustin Fox WEWS-TV 5 [3]
Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Hillgrove Tunch Ilkin Craig Wolfley WDVE/
WBGG
50 [11]
Bob Pompeani Charlie Batch Richie Walsh and Missi Matthews KDKA-TV 7 [3]

AFC South[edit]

Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer Andre Ware John Harris KILT and KILT-FM 34 [12]
Kevin Kugler Spencer Tillman Drew Doughtery KTRK-TV 13 [13]
Indianapolis Colts Matt Taylor Jim Sorgi WFNI/
WLHK
40 [14]
Matt Taylor or Greg Rakestraw Rick Venturi Caroline Cann WXIN [15] 7
Jacksonville Jaguars[16][17][18] Frank Frangie Tony Boselli and Jeff Lageman Rick Ballou WJXL & WJXL-FM 18
Brian Sexton Fred Taylor Brent Martineau and Ashlyn Sullivan WJAX-TV 10
Tennessee Titans Mike Keith Dave McGinnis Amie Wells WGFX 63 [19]
Dan Hellie Charles Davis Cory Curtis WKRN-TV 10 [3]

AFC West[edit]

Denver Broncos Dave Logan Rick Lewis Tyler Polumbus KOA / KRFX 66 [20]
Steve Levy Brian Griese Rod Mackey KTVD 15 [21]
Kansas City Chiefs Mitch Holthus Kendall Gammon Dani Welniak KCFX 89[22]
Carter Blackburn Trent Green B.J. Kissel and Todd McShay KCTV 10 [3]
Los Angeles Chargers Matt "Money" Smith Daniel Jeremiah Shannon Farren KFI / KLAC / KLSD 14 [23][24]
Spero Dedes LaDanian Tomlinson Hayley Elwood KABC-TV / KFMB-TV (English)/KAZA-TV (Spanish) 7 [3]
Oakland Raiders Brent Musburger Lincoln Kennedy Chris Townsend KCBS (AM); KGMZ-FM (backup) -
Beth Mowins Matt Millen and Rich Gannon JT The Brick KTVU/KVVU-TV 5 [3]

NFC[edit]

NFC East[edit]

Team Play-by-play Analyst Sideline Reporter Flagship Station(s) Number of Affiliates
Dallas Cowboys Brad Sham Babe Laufenberg (Regular season)
Bryan Broaddus (Preseason)
Kristi Scales KRLD-FM and KRLD and KMVK (Spanish) 63 [26]2
Bill Jones Babe Laufenberg and Guest Lindsay Cash Draper KTVT 24 [27]
New York Giants Bob Papa Carl Banks Howard Cross WFAN and WFAN-FM;
WCBS (backup)
13 [28]
Howard Cross and Bruce Beck WNBC 6
Philadelphia Eagles Merrill Reese Mike Quick Howard Eskin WIP-FM 11 [29]
Scott Graham Mike Mayock Dave Spadaro WCAU and NBC Sports Philadelphia 5 [3]
Washington Redskins Larry Michael Sonny Jurgensen (Home Games) and Chris Cooley Rick "Doc" Walker WTEM and WMAL/WMAL-FM 23
Kenny Albert Joe Theismann Clinton Portis WRC-TV and NBC Sports Washington 6 [3]

NFC North[edit]

Chicago Bears Jeff Joniak Tom Thayer Mark Grote WBBM/WCFS-FM 29 [30]
Adam Amin or Kyle Brandt Jim Miller Lou Canellis WFLD-TV 10 [3]
Detroit Lions Dan Miller Lomas Brown Tony Ortiz WJR 34 [31]
Matt Shepard Chris Spielman Tori Petry WJBK 6 [32]
Green Bay Packers Wayne Larrivee Larry McCarren WTMJ (Network flagship)
WTAQ/WIXX (Green Bay primary stations)
56 [33]
Kevin Harlan James Lofton Lance Allen WTMJ-TV/WGBA-TV 12 [3]
Minnesota Vikings Paul Allen Pete Bercich Greg Coleman;
Ben Leber
KFXN-FM 69 [34]
KMSP-TV 15 [3]

NFC South[edit]

Atlanta Falcons Wes Durham David Archer John Michaels WZGC[35] 37
Justin Kutcher Coy Wire DJ Shockley WUPA[35] 10 [3]
Carolina Panthers Mick Mixon (Regular season)
Jim Szoke (Preseason)
Eugene Robinson and Jim Szoke Sharon Thorsland or Kevin Donnalley WBT/WBT-FM 60 [36]
Mick Mixon Mike Rucker Kevin Donnalley WCCB-TV 13 [3]
New Orleans Saints Zach Strief Deuce McAllister Kristian Garic WWL/WWL-FM 36 [37]
Joel Meyers Jon Stinchcomb and Sean Kelley John DeShazier WVUE-TV 12
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gene Deckerhoff Dave Moore T.J. Rives WXTB/
WDAE
22
Chris Myers Ronde Barber Dan Lucas WFLA-TV 5 [3]

NFC West[edit]

Arizona Cardinals Dave Pasch Ron Wolfley Paul Calvisi KTAR-FM and AM 13 [38]
Lisa Matthews and Paul Gerke KPNX 3 [3]
Los Angeles Rams J.B. Long Maurice Jones-Drew D'Marco Farr KSPN & KCBS 9
Andrew Siciliano Nate Burleson and Peter Schrager Jill Arrington or Jaime Maggio KCBS (English)/KFTR (Spanish) 9 [3]
San Francisco 49ers Ted Robinson (Regular season)
Bob Fitzgerald (Preseason)
Tim Ryan (Regular season)
Keena Turner (Preseason)
Rod Brooks KSAN-FM
KNBR
23
Ted Robinson Tim Ryan Dennis O'Donnell KPIX-TV 14
Seattle Seahawks Steve Raible Dave Wyman (Interim)
Warren Moon (On leave)
Jen Mueller and John Clayton KIRO AM and FM 45 [39]
Curt Menefee Brock Huard KCPQ 12 [3]

National broadcasters[edit]

All regular-season and playoff games, as well as some preseason games, are shown in the U.S. on one of the following five national networks. If a regular season game is nationally exclusive on either NFL Network or ESPN games, it is also simulcast on a local broadcast station in each of the home markets of the two participating teams.

Network Lead Play-by-play Lead Analyst Lead Sideline Reporter Notes
For a full list of current CBS announcers, see List of NFL on CBS commentator pairings Sunday afternoon AFC road games
For a full list of current Fox announcers, see List of NFL on Fox commentator pairings Sunday afternoon NFC road games
NBC Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth Michele Tafoya National Sunday night games
ESPN Joe Tessitore Jason Witten and Booger McFarland Lisa Salters National Monday night games
NFL Network (select games on Fox) Joe Buck (Fox)
Thom Brennaman During MLB Playoffs (Fox)
Troy Aikman (Fox) Erin Andrews (Fox)
Kristina Pink (Fox)
National Thursday and Saturday night games

In the event of a scheduling conflict, NFL Network can also use other Fox NFL personalities.

Spanish national broadcasters[edit]

All regular-season and playoff games, as well as some preseason games, are available in Spanish.

Network Lead Play-by-play Lead Analyst Lead Sideline Reporter Notes
NFL on CBS using SAP function. Armando Quintero, Benny Ricardo, Alfredo Bejar, Nelson Fernández, Halim Zadat, José Antonio Melian, Jerry Olaya, Roberto Abramowitz. Benny Ricardo - Sunday afternoon AFC road games
FOX NFL on FOX Deportes or SAP function. Francisco X. Rivera, Jessi Losada, Luis Rodríguez, Eduardo Blancas, John Laguna, Pepe Mantilla, Fernando González. John Laguna, Brady Poppinga Troy Santiago, Pablo Alsina Sunday afternoon NFC road games
NBC Sunday Night Football on Universo or using SAP function. René Giraldo Édgar López, Rolando Cantú Verónica Contreras National Sunday night games
Monday Night Football on ESPN Deportes Álvaro Martín Raúl Allegre John Sutcliffe National Monday night games
Thursday Night Football using SAP on CBS/NBC/NFLN (some games on Universo) Roberto Abramowitz (CBS)
René Giraldo (NBC)
Édgar López (NBC) Verónica Contreras (NBC) National Thursday and Saturday night games

International broadcasters[edit]

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Americas[edit]

Network Play-by-play Analyst Sideline Reporter Notes
ESPN Brasil Everaldo Marques, Rômulo Mendonça, Renan do Couto, Ari Aguiar, Eduardo Monsanto, Fernando Nardini, Rogério Vaughan. Paulo Antunes, Paulo Mancha, Antony Curti, Eduardo Zolin. André Kfouri (Super Bowl only). Sunday afternoon, Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games (Pay TV). Also available in English on SAP.
Network Play-by-play Analyst Sideline Reporter Notes
FOX Sports Latin America José Pablo Coello, Ernesto del Valle, Alejandro Correa, Fernando Von Rossum de la Vega, Juan Carlos Vázquez. Ricardo García, Carlos Rosado, Emilio León Baz. Ricardo García Selected Sunday afternoon games, national Thursday and Saturday night games. Selected Playoffs games + Pro Bowl + Super Bowl. English-language commentaries available using SAP.
ESPN Latin America Álvaro Martín, Eduardo Varela, Kenneth Garay (NFL Compacts only), Ciro Procuna (NFL Red Zone). Raúl Allegre, Pablo Viruega, Roberto Abramowitz (NFL Compacts only), Alex Pombo (NFL Compacts only), Marco Martos (NFL Red Zone), Eitán Benezra (NFL Red Zone), Sergio Dipp(NFL Red Zone). John Sutcliffe, Ciro Procuna, Sebastián Martínez Christensen, Sergio Dipp, Mauricio Pedroza, Carlos "Tapa" Nava. National Sunday and Monday night games + selected Playoffs games + Pro Bowl + Super Bowl. NFL Red Zone is broadcast on ESPN+. Selected Sunday afternoon games are shown as a one-hour "NFL Compact". Games available in English using SAP or sometimes on ESPN3 as an independent feed.
Azteca Enrique Garay Joaquín Castillo, Eduardo Ruiz, Pablo de Rubbens. Inés Sainz Enhanced version of NFL Red Zone with commercial breaks. Full AFC playoffs games + Super Bowl.
Televisa Antonio de Valdés, Enrique Burak José Segarra, Gustavo Torrero, Guillermo Schutz, Agustín Castillo. Luis Alberto Martínez Selected Sunday afternoon games. Coverage of Monday Night Football (only Mexico City Game), NFC playoffs games + Super Bowl.
NFL Network Roberto Abramowitz (games produced by CBS Sports).
René Giraldo (games produced by NBC Sports).
Benny Ricardo (games produced by CBS Sports).
Édgar Lopez (games produced by NBC Sports).
- National Thursday and Saturday night games. Original telecast in English. Spanish version available on SAP. NFL Network is available on SKY for Mexico and Central America, as well as other cable providers.

Europe[edit]

Country Broadcasters
United Kingdom

and Ireland

BBC Two (FTA): weekly highlights, London International Series Games and Super Bowl

Sky Sports (Pay): all Nationally Televised Games

Both broadcasters use US commentary.

Germany, Austria,

Switzerland

and Luxembourg

Pro7Maxx (regular) (FTA),

ProSieben (some playoff games and Super Bowl) (FTA)

DAZN (Pay)

France W9 (FTA, Super Bowl only)

BeinSports (Pay)

Italy DAZN (pay)
Hungary Sport TV (pay):

Every Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, Thanksgiving Game, Christmas Game and Playoff Game with Super Bowl (from the scene). Sunday one game at 1:00pm and 4:25pm. They broadcast the Draft 1st round.

Play-by-play: Richárd Faragó, Zsolt Kun

Analyst: Sándor Kovács, Márk Bencsics, Ádám Herczeg, Udvari Gyula and Zoltán Buday (Pro Football Focus)

Netherlands Fox Sports (Pay)
Spain Movistar+ (pay)
Czech Republic Sport2 (pay)
Bosnia and Herzegovina,

Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia

Sport Klub (pay)

Asia[edit]

Country Broadcasters
Asia-Pacific Sports Illustrated Television (Pay)
India Sony Six (Pay)
Philippines TV5 (FTA): Live broadcasts of Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football games (using US commentary) at 8 am PST.

Oceania[edit]

Country Broadcasters
Australia ESPN (Pay)"[40] Up to three live games per week including Thursday, Sunday and Monday Night Football, NFL RedZone,[40][41] and all playoffs.

Seven Network / 7mate (FTA): [42] Three live games per week includes Sunday Night Football and all playoffs.

New Zealand Sky Sport (Pay): One live game every Monday night in HD (where available)

TVNZ (FTA): Thursday night day night game live (Friday in NZ). Three Sunday games live (Monday in NZ)

ESPN (Pay): Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football. Most play-off games.

See also[edit]

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