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Tim Brando
Born (1956-02-27) February 27, 1956 (age 65)
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
ResidenceShreveport, Louisiana
Alma materFair Park High School
University of Louisiana at Monroe
OccupationCBS Sports announcer
Spouse(s)Terri Brando
ChildrenTiffany and Tara Brando

Tim Brando (born February 27, 1956, in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a radio host and CBS Sports studio host and play-by-play announcer.


In 1976 Brando did a stint as a DJ at radio station KROK FM in Shreveport, La. From 1981 to 1986, Brando was WAFB-TV Baton Rouge's assistant sports director and did telecasts of Louisiana State University basketball[1] on Tigervision. From 1986–94, he served as a studio host for SportsCenter, for ESPN's college football halftime show, and for the network's coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.[2] In 1994, he provided play-by-play for TNT's coverage of the NBA Playoffs. Brando also called Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Braves games for SportSouth during this period.

In 1996, Brando joined CBS Sports and began calling NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship games. Three years later, he added hosting duties on College Football Today,[3] which is the broadcast network home of SEC football. He has also provided play-by-play for the NFL on CBS. In addition to his CBS duties, Brando calls games for Raycom's coverage of the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball telecasts. Tim is in his eighth season of hosting Raycom's Emmy Award winning show- "Football Saturdays In The South."

In 1989, Brando, who loves game shows, was a finalist to host the NBC version of the syndicated Wheel of Fortune, but that job went to former San Diego Chargers placekicker Rolf Benirschke. (Benirschke hosted for only a few months; Bob Goen replaced him and continued as host until the program was cancelled in 1991.)

Brando called the four games in Tampa, Florida, during the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where for the first time ever, all four lower seeded teams won in the same venue on the same day.

Personal life

Brando father, Hub Brando, was a broadcaster at radio station KCIJ in Shreveport.[4]

Tim Brando graduated in 1974 from Fair Park High School in Shreveport.[1] He then attended Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe (now the University of Louisiana at Monroe).[3] He resides in Shreveport with his wife, Terri, of 32 years.Template:Years needed[1] The couple has two daughters: Tiffany, 29 Template:Year of birth needed, who attended Louisiana State University; and Tara, 21, who attends the University of Mississippi at Oxford, Mississippi, and is pursuing a Broadcast Journalism degree. Brando serves as a television announcer for New Orleans Saints preseason games alongside Solomon Wilcots.

Broadcasting partners


Media offices
Preceded by
ESPN College GameDay host
Succeeded by
Bob Carpenter

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