Marv Albert to cover NFL on CBS
Marv Albert is returning to the NFL, whenever the lockout
The longtime play-by-play announcer is joining the NFL on CBS
team, CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus announced Monday.
Albert worked for NBC Sports from 1977-97 and announced the NFL
on NBC for 19 years. He was the play-by-play voice for Westwood One
Radio’s coverage of Monday Night Football from 2002-09 alongside
Albert said he’s not sure who will be in the CBS booth with him.
CBS NFL and college basketball play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson
left for Fox last month.
”That is still up for discussion,” said Albert, who plans to
travel with his wife this week on the Orient Express.
Albert will keep his lead role as basketball play-by-play
announcer for TNT’s Thursday night NBA regular-season and playoff
coverage. He also serves as a play-by-play announcer for CBS
Sports’ and Turner Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Division I men’s
Albert doesn’t know when this NFL job will start, given the
lockout, or if the NBA season will start on time because of labor
”That’s the big question, in my case for both the NBA and NFL,
which would be a shame because both have had great success in terms
of ratings,” he said.