Just over a year to the day after announcing that he was leaving Westwood One Radio and ending his association with Monday Night Football, the legendary Marv Albert returns to the NFL with CBS Sports. He replaces Gus Johnson who went to Fox Sports. Marv will continue as the lead announcer for the NBA on TNT and an announcer for the NCAA Tournament on CBS/Turner Sports. We have the official announcement from our friends at CBS Sports.
Legendary sports broadcaster Marv Albert joins CBS Sports as a play-by-play announcer for the CBS Television Network’s coverage of THE NFL ON CBS. The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports.
“Marv Albert is recognized throughout sports broadcasting as one of its true legends,” says McManus. “Very few in the broadcasting industry can claim his combined accomplishments and remarkable longevity. We are extremely excited to add Marv to our NFL ON CBS team.”
Albert will continue in his lead role as basketball play-by-play announcer for TNT’s exclusive Thursday night NBA regular-season and playoff coverage. He also serves as play-by-play for CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship
Albert served as the play-by-play voice for Westwood One Radio’s coverage of Monday Night Football from 2002-09 alongside Boomer Esiason. He worked for NBC Sports from 1977-97, announcing the NFL on NBC for 19 years with partners that included Cris Collinsworth, Sam Wyche, Bill Parcells and Paul Maguire, as well as college basketball, boxing, NHL All-Star Games, baseball studio and pre-game shows. Albert served as the primary play-by-play voice for the NBA on NBC. He rejoined NBC from 2000-02 for its NBA coverage.
Albert was the voice of the New Jersey Nets on the YES Network from 2005-11 and was the voice of the New York Knicks for 37 years and the New York Rangers for 39 years, working for Madison Square Garden (MSG) Network.
Among his myriad assignments throughout his career, Albert also served as play-by-play announcer on TNT’s coverage of the Wimbledon Championships from 2000-02, as well as basketball play-by-play for the 2002 World Championships of Basketball and the 2001 Goodwill Games on TNT. He most recently concluded his 12th season as a basketball play-by-play announcer for TNT’s coverage of the NBA.
In 1997, Albert was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as the recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award. He has won six CableACE Awards (1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995) as “Outstanding Play-By-Play Announcer” and was named “New York State Sportscaster of the Year” 20 times.
Albert has won three New York Emmy® Awards for “Outstanding On-Camera,” and was part of the production team that won four New York Emmy® Awards for “Live Event Coverage” for Knicks basketball.
Albert had an exclusive interview with the President of the United States, Barack Obama, which aired during TNT’s exclusive coverage of the 2010 Western Conference Finals. Obama discussed many topics including the state of the NBA, the Washington Wizards and his thoughts on LeBron James’ then-impending free agency.
Albert’s brother, Al Albert, has been the longtime voice of the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers, while his brother Steve Albert calls boxing for Showtime. His son, Kenny Albert, is one of MSG’s voices for New York Rangers’ games on radio, as well as play-by-play for Fox’s NFL and MLB coverage. Albert has three other children: Brian, Denise, who co-hosts “Moms In the City,” an NBC-affiliated broadcast, and Jackie.
Albert attended Syracuse University from 1960-63, and graduated from New York University in 1965.
There you have it.