THIS IS EPISODE 537 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
James Brown is the host of CBS Sports’ “The NFL Today” pregame show. His storied broadcasting career has spanned more than 30 years and seen him work on the most prestigious sporting events, including the Super Bowl, NBA Finals and March Madness.
His book, “Role of a Lifetime: Reflections on Faith, Family and Significant Living,” released in September 2009. In the memoir, Brown relayed how he found the role he was meant to play, highlighting both the good and bad decisions he made along the way, teaching readers how to discover life’s purpose for themselves.
Brown first joined CBS Sports in 1984, when he was part of the network’s broadcast team for its NFL and college basketball coverage, as well as a reporter for the NBA Finals. He also was the host of a CBS afternoon show during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.
In 1994, “JB” joined FOX Sports as host of “FOX NFL Sunday” for 12 years, prior to returning to CBS Sports in 2006.
Brown is a three-time Emmy Award winner and was honored with the 2009 Dick Schaap Memorial Award for Media Excellence. In 2010, he was named “Best Studio Host of the Decade” by Sports Illustrated.
A graduate of Harvard University, Brown in 1973 was a fourth-round draft pick by the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, and a seventh-round pick by the ABA’s Denver Nuggets. In 1996, Brown was inducted into the Harvard Hall of Fame.
Today on the podcast, we talk to JB about 2020, the pandemic, race relations, the role sports plays, and why he believes that God is still in control.
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I am so thankful to my Lord and Savior for allowing me to see another year of life. To allow me the time to spend with my lovely wife and beautiful family. To allow me to work with the talented people I too can call my family! I am so blessed and thankful for it all. Thank you for the calls and birthday wishes! They truly mean a lot! God bless