Marv Albert to cover NFL on CBS

Marv Albert is returning to the NFL, whenever the lockout

ends.

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

Boomer Esiason.

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

basketball championship.

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

negotiations.

”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.