History of Super Bowl TV Coverage: Play-by-Play Announcers & Color Commentators

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The list of television broadcasters for the Super Bowl has really changed throughout the years. A big reason for that is the fact that the National Football League rotates the rights to televise the Super Bowl on an annual basis to CBS, FOX and NBC.

The network that televises the Super Bowl is determined by TV contracts that get negotiated by the NFL every 4-8 years. In recent years, it has been Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth teaming up with NBC, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms calling for CBS, and Joe Buck and Troy Aikman handling the duties for FOX.

[2019] Super Bowl LIII Broadcast Schedule

This year’s Super Bowl will be broadcast on CBS with play-by-play by Jim Nantz and Tony Romo stepping in for color commentary. ┬áRomo created something of a firestorm on social media during the AFC Championship game between the Patriots and Chiefs by correctly predicting how several plays would unfold just before they did.

Complete List of Super Bowl Broadcasters

Super Bowl Year Network Play-by-Play Color Commentary Sideline Reporters
LIII 2019 CBS Jim Nantz Tony Romo Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn
LII 2018 NBC Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth Michele Tafoya
LI 2017 Fox Joe Buck Troy Aikman Erin Andrews and Chris Myers
50 2016 CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn
XLIX 2015 NBC Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth Michele Tafoya
XLVIII 2014 Fox Joe Buck Troy Aikman Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews
XLVII 2013 CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcots
XLVI 2012 NBC Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth Michele Tafoya
XLV 2011 Fox Joe Buck Troy Aikman Pam Oliver and Chris Myers
XLIV 2010 CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcots
XLIII 2009 NBC Al Michaels John Madden Andrea Kremer and Alex Flanagan
XLII 2008 Fox Joe Buck Troy Aikman Pam Oliver and Chris Myers
XLI 2007 CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Lesley Visser , Sam Ryan , Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcots
XL 2006 ABC Al Michaels John Madden Michele Tafoya and Suzy Kolber
XXXIX 2005 Fox Joe Buck Troy Aikman and Cris Collinsworth Pam Oliver and Chris Myers
XXXVIII 2004 CBS Greg Gumbel Phil Simms Armen Keteyian and Bonnie Bernstein
XXXVII 2003 ABC Al Michaels John Madden Melissa Stark and Lynn Swann
XXXVI 2002 Fox Pat Summerall John Madden Pam Oliver and Ron Pitts
XXXV 2001 CBS Greg Gumbel Phil Simms Armen Keteyian and Bonnie Bernstein
XXXIV 2000 ABC Al Michaels Boomer Esiason Lesley Visser and Lynn Swann
XXXIII 1999 Fox Pat Summerall John Madden Ron Pitts and Bill Maas
XXXII 1998 NBC Dick Enberg Phil Simms and Paul Maguire Jim Gray and John Dockery
XXXI 1997 Fox Pat Summerall John Madden Ron Pitts and Bill Maas
XXX 1996 NBC Dick Enberg Phil Simms and Paul Maguire Jim Gray and Will McDonough
XXIX 1995 ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf Lynn Swann and Lesley Visser
XXVIII 1994 NBC Dick Enberg Bob Trumpy O. J. Simpson and Will McDonough
XXVII 1993 NBC Dick Enberg Bob Trumpy O. J. Simpson and Todd Christensen
XXVI 1992 CBS Pat Summerall John Madden Lesley Visser and Pat O’Brien
XXV 1991 ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf Lynn Swann and Jack Arute
XXIV 1990 CBS Pat Summerall John Madden Irv Cross and Will McDonough
XXIII 1989 NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen Jim Gray
XXII 1988 ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf Jack Whitaker , Jim Hill and Becky Dixon
XXI 1987 CBS Pat Summerall John Madden Irv Cross and Will McDonough
XX 1986 NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen and Bob Griese
XIX 1985 ABC Frank Gifford Don Meredith and Joe Theismann
XVIII 1984 CBS Pat Summerall John Madden
XVII 1983 NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen Bill Macatee
XVI 1982 CBS Pat Summerall John Madden Irv Cross and Phyllis George
XV 1981 NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen John Brodie and Len Dawson
XIV 1980 CBS Pat Summerall Tom Brookshier
XIII 1979 NBC Curt Gowdy John Brodie and Merlin Olsen
XII 1978 CBS Pat Summerall Tom Brookshier Paul Hornung and Nick Buoniconti
XI 1977 NBC Curt Gowdy Don Meredith
X 1976 CBS Pat Summerall Tom BrookshierHank Stram Jack Whitaker
IX 1975 NBC Curt Gowdy Al DeRogatis and Don Meredith Charlie Jones
VIII 1974 CBS Ray Scott Pat Summerall and Bart Starr Tom Brookshier
VII 1973 NBC Curt Gowdy Al DeRogatis Bill Enis
VI 1972 CBS Ray Scott Pat Summerall
V 1971 NBC Curt Gowdy Kyle Rote Bill Enis
IV 1970 CBS Jack Buck Pat Summerall and Frank Gifford Jack Whitaker
III 1969 NBC Curt Gowdy Kyle Rote and Al DeRogatis Jim Simpson
II 1968 CBS Ray Scott Pat Summerall and Jack Kemp Frank Gifford and Jack Whitaker
I 1967 CBS/NBC Ray Scott/Jack Whitaker Frank Gifford Pat Summerall

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