List of current National Football League broadcasters

This is a list of current (entering the 2016 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.


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. Selected regular season games air on NFL Network are also simulcast on either CBS or NBC. 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


AFC East

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[3] Steve Tasker Mike Catalana WKBW-TV and MSG Western New York 4 [4]
Miami Dolphins Jimmy Cefalo Bob Griese and Joe Rose Keith Sims or Kim Bokamper WQAM / WKIS (FM) 20 [5]
Dick Stockton Bob Griese and Nat Moore Kim Bokamper WFOR-TV 4
New England Patriots Bob Socci Scott Zolak WBZ-FM 37 [6]
Dan Roche Christian Fauria Matt Chatham and Steve Burton WBZ-TV 8 [4]
New York Jets Bob Wischusen Marty Lyons Larry Hardesty WEPN-FM 7 [7]
Ian Eagle Greg Buttle Otis Livingston WCBS-TV 1 [4]
Baltimore Ravens Gerry Sandusky Stan White and Qadry Ismail WIYY/
17 [8]
WBAL-TV and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic[9] 3 [4]
Cincinnati Bengals Dan Hoard Dave Lapham WCKY/
WEBN/WLW once the Cincinnati Reds season ends
26 [10]
Brad Johansen Anthony Muñoz Mike Valpredo WKRC-TV 6 [4]
Cleveland Browns Jim Donovan Doug Dieken Nathan Zegura WKRK-FM/
30 [11]
Mike Patrick Solomon Wilcots Andy Baskin WEWS-TV 5 [4]
Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Hillgrove Tunch Ilkin Craig Wolfley WDVE/
50 [12]
Bob Pompeani Charlie Batch Richie Walsh and Missi Matthews KDKA-TV 7 [4]
Houston Texans Mark Vandermeer Andre Ware John Harris KILT AM and KILT-FM 34 [13]
Kevin Kugler or John Sadak Spencer Tillman Drew Doughtery KTRK-TV 13 [14]
Indianapolis Colts Bob Lamey Jim Sorgi Matt Taylor WFNI/
40 [15]
Don Fischer Rick Venturi Larra Overton WXIN [16] 7
Jacksonville Jaguars[17][18][19] Frank Frangie Tony Boselli and Jeff Lageman Rick Ballou WJXL 18
Sam Kouvaris Mark Brunell Nikki Kimbleton WJXT 10
Tennessee Titans Mike Keith Frank Wycheck Jonathan Hutton WGFX 76 [20]
Dan Hellie Charles Davis Kara Hammer WKRN-TV 10 [4]
Denver Broncos Dave Logan Ed McCaffrey Alan Roach or Andy Lindahl KOA / KRFX 66 [21]
Ron Zappolo John Lynch or Alfred Williams Rod Mackey KTVD 15 [22]
Kansas City Chiefs Mitch Holthus Len Dawson (Home Games)

Kendall Gammon (Away Games)

Kendall Gammon (Home Games)

Dani Welniak (Away Games)

KCFX 69 [23]
Carter Blackburn Trent Green B.J. Kissel KCTV 10 [4]
Oakland Raiders Greg Papa Tom Flores Lincoln Kennedy KGMZ;

KUFX (backup)

Beth Mowins Matt Millen JT The Brick and Nicole Zaloumis KTVU 5 [4]
San Diego Chargers Josh Lewin Nick Hardwick Mike Costa KIOZ 14 [24]
Spero Dedes Dan Fouts Heather Myers KFMB-TV/KSWB-TV if conflict 7 [4]


NFC East

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 (AM) 91 [25]2
Bill Jones Babe Laufenberg & Guest Keith Russell KTVT 24 [26]
New York Giants Bob Papa Carl Banks Howard Cross WFAN AM and WFAN-FM;
WCBS (AM) (backup)
13 [27]
Howard Cross and Bruce Beck WWOR-TV 6
Philadelphia Eagles Merrill Reese Mike Quick Howard Eskin WIP-FM/
11 [28]
Scott Graham Mike Mayock Dave Spadaro WCAU 5 [4]
Washington Redskins Larry Michael Sonny Jurgensen and Chris Cooley Rick "Doc" Walker WTEM 23
Kenny Albert or Chick Hernandez Joe Theismann Clinton Portis WRC-TV and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic 6 [4]
Chicago Bears Jeff Joniak Tom Thayer Zach Zaidman WBBM/WCFS-FM 29 [29]
Sam Rosen Jim Miller Lou Canellis WFLD-TV 10 [4]
Detroit Lions Dan Miller Jim Brandstatter Tony Ortiz WJR AM 34 [30]
Matt Shepard Chris Spielman Jennifer Hammond WJBK 6 [31]
Green Bay Packers Wayne Larrivee Larry McCarren WTMJ (Network flagship)
WTAQ/WIXX (Green Bay primary stations)
56 [32]
Kevin Harlan Rich Gannon Lance Allan WGBA-TV/WTMJ-TV 12 [4]
Minnesota Vikings Paul Allen Pete Bercich Greg Coleman;
Ben Leber (Preseason Games)
KFXN-FM 73 [33]
KMSP-TV 15 [4]
Atlanta Falcons Wes Durham David Archer John Michaels WZGC[34] 37
Randy Waters Steve Beuerlein Rashan Ali WUPA[34] 10 [4]
Carolina Panthers Mick Mixon Eugene Robinson and Jim Szoke Sharon Thorsland or Greg Brannon WBT AM and WBT-FM 60 [35]
Mick Mixon Mike Rucker Kevin Donnalley WCCB-TV 13 [4]
New Orleans Saints Jim Henderson Deuce McAllister Kristian Garic WWL 36 [36]
Joel Meyers Jon Stinchcomb and Sean Kelley John DeShazier WVUE-TV 12
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gene Deckerhoff Dave Moore T.J. Rives WFUS/
°Chris Myers °Ronde Barber Dan Lucas WFLA-TV 5 [4]
Arizona Cardinals Dave Pasch Ron Wolfley Paul Calvisi KTAR-FM and AM 13 [37]
Dave Pasch or Rich Cellini Jody Jackson or Lisa Matthews KNXV-TV 3 [4]
Los Angeles Rams J.B. Long Maurice Jones-Drew D'Marco Farr KSPN (AM) & KSWD (FM) 9
Andrew Siciliano Marshall Faulk and Eric Dickerson Jill Arrington and Dani Klupenger KCBS 9 [4]
San Francisco 49ers Ted Robinson (Regular season)

Bob Fitzgerald or Kate Scott (Preseason)

Tim Ryan (Regular Season)

Keena Turner (Preseason)

Rod Brooks KSAN-FM
Ted Robinson or Bob Fitzgerald Tim Ryan Dennis O'Donnell KPIX-TV 14
Seattle Seahawks Steve Raible Warren Moon Jen Mueller KIRO AM and FM 45 [38]
Curt Menefee Brock Huard KCPQ 12 [4]

°also pairing on Fox NFL

National broadcasters

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/Mike Tirico Cris Collinsworth Michele Tafoya National Sunday night games
ESPN Sean McDonough Jon Gruden Lisa Salters National Monday night games
NFL Network (select games on CBS or NBC) Jim Nantz (CBS)
Al Michaels (NBC)
Mike Tirico (NBC)
Phil Simms (CBS)
Cris Collinsworth (NBC)
Tracy Wolfson (CBS)
Heather Cox (NBC)
National Thursday and Saturday night games

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

Spanish national broadcasters

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 Benny Ricardo, Roberto Abramowitz - Sunday afternoon AFC road games
FOX NFL on FOX Deportes or SAP function. Francisco X. Rivera, Ricardo Celis, Jessi Losada John Laguna, Brady Poppinga Troy Santiago, Pablo Alsina Sunday afternoon NFC road games
NBC Sunday Night Football on NBC 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 Roberto Abramowitz Juan Carlos Vázquez - National Thursday and Saturday night games

International broadcasters

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Network Play-by-play Analyst Sideline Reporter Notes
Esporte Interativo André Henning, Octávio Neto. Marcelo Ferratini, Raphael Martins. - Selected Sunday afternoon games, Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games (Free to air). Also available in English on SAP.
ESPN Brasil Everaldo Marques, Rômulo Mendonça, Renan do Couto, Ari Aguiar, Eduardo Monsanto, Fernando Nardini. 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 Fernando Von Rossum Garza, Fernando Von Rossum de la Vega, José Pablo Coello, Juan Pablo Vázquez, Alejandro Correa. Ricardo Bravo, Carlos Rosado, Ernesto Del Valle, Emilio León, Aarón Soriano, Ricardo García. Ricardo García Selected Sunday afternoon games, national Thursday and Saturday night games. Also available in English on SAP.
ESPN Latin America Álvaro Martín, Eduardo Varela, Georgina Ruiz Sandoval, Jerry Olaya, Kenneth Garay. Raúl Allegre, Roberto Abramowitz, Pablo Viruega, Alex Pombo, Javier Trejo Garay, Mauricio Pedroza. John Sutcliffe, Ciro Procuna, Sebastián Martínez Christensen. National Sunday and Monday night games. Also available in English on SAP.
TV Azteca Enrique Garay Joaquín Castillo and Juan Carlos Vázquez Inés Sainz Selected Sunday afternoon games.
Televisa Antonio de Valdés, Enrique Burak José Segarra, Gustavo Torrero, Guillermo Schutz Luis Alberto Martínez Selected Sunday afternoon games.
SKY México
NFL Network
Roberto Abramowitz Juan Carlos Vázquez - National Thursday and Saturday night games. Spanish version available on SAP. Available on SKY for Mexico and Central America.

See also


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