James Brown Biography
James Talmadge Brown is a CBS Sports studio host who is most known for his work on The James Brown Show, The NFL Today, and Thursday Night Football on CBS Sports and NFL Network. He is also a CBS News Special Correspondent.
He is also well-known for his eleven-year service as the former host of Fox Sports’ NFL pregame show Fox NFL Sunday.
How old is James Brown? – Age
He was born on 25 February 1951 in Washington D.C., United States. He is 70 years as of 2021.
Where did James Brown go to school? – Education
He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in American Government after attending DeMatha Catholic High School. On the basketball court, he was a star, earning All-Ivy League honors in his last three seasons at Harvard and captaining the team in his senior year. Cornel West, a future Harvard professor, and activist shared his room.
James Brown – Family
John and Maryann Brown gave birth to James Brown in Washington D.C. There’s no information concerning his siblings.
James Brown’s Wife
Brown lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife Dorothy and daughter Katrina, just outside of Washington, D.C. When he was working for FOX, he acquired a second home in Century City, California, because their NFL show was headquartered there. The NCAA also named him one of the 100 most important student-athletes. His daughter Katrina and her husband John have given him three grandchildren and one grandson. Brown is a devout Christian.
What is Brown Salary?
His salary is currently under review. However, the CBS journalists receive an average salary of $30,745 annually.
James Brown Net Worth
Brown’s net worth has been estimated to be ranging from $100,000 to $1 million.
James Brown Career
Brown entered the business sector after failing to secure a roster position with the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks in the mid-1970s. He worked for firms such as Xerox and Eastman Kodak. Brown began his career in sports broadcasting in 1984, when he was given a job handling television broadcasts for the Washington Bullets as well as an analyst position for The NBA on CBS, teamed with Frank Glieber. Later, he worked as an anchor for WDVM-TV (later WUSA) in Washington, as well as for CBS Sports. In 1987, Brown was reassigned by CBS Sports, where he worked as a game narrator for the network’s NFL and college basketball coverage, as well as a broadcaster for the NBA Finals (calling games with Tom Heinsohn during the 1990 NBA Playoffs) and the 1990 National League Championship Series. He also hosted the midday program during the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France, as well as the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. While at CBS, he co-hosted the weekends’ anthology series CBS Sports Saturday/Sunday.
Brown took the role of host of the NFL on Fox pregame program in 1994. He worked on the set with former NFL players Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long, as well as former coach Jimmy Johnson. During Brown’s tenure on the show, Cris Collinsworth and Ronnie Lott both appeared.
Brown was the primary studio presenter for FOX NHL Saturday from 1994 to 1998. He had a similar role in the EA Sports video game NHL ’97, which featured full-motion footage. His voice may be heard in Madden NFL 2001. Brown stood in for Chip Caray as the studio presenter for Fox Saturday Baseball on August 23, 1997.
Brown departed Fox after the 2005 NFL season to rejoin CBS Sports. Brown stated that he wanted to be closer to his home in Washington, D.C. Brown was fired from CBS’s college basketball coverage following a one-year stay in 2007. However, he continues to present the college basketball pregame, halftime, and postgame shows at the CBS studios in New York City when the primary host, Greg Gumbel, is on assignment. Brown also has hosted The World’s Funniest! (the Fox network’s version of America’s Funniest Home Videos), Coast to Coast (a syndicated radio show previously hosted by Bob Costas), and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. Brown appeared on an episode of Married… with Children in a November 24, 1996 episode titled “A Bundy Thanksgiving”. Aside from his Showtime and CBS responsibilities, Brown conducted a daily radio sports discussion program on Sporting News Radio for numerous years. Brown departed from the network in April 2006. He has now rejoined Arnie Spanier on Sporting News Radio.
Brown was awarded AARP’s Community Ambassador in March 2009.
Brown interviewed NFL quarterback Michael Vick for a feature that aired on 60 Minutes on August 10, 2009. On 60 Minutes on March 24, 2013, Brown reported on Brian Banks in a story titled “Blindsided: The Exoneration of Brian Banks.”
Brown went onstage alongside SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott on May 14, 2013, for McDermott’s keynote lecture at SAPPHIRE NOW from Orlando. Brown presented the CBS Evening News on February 14, July 28–August 1, 2014, December 22–23, 2014, and November 23, 2018, covering for Scott Pelley and afterward Jeff Glor. Brown has previously been on CBS This Morning and CBS Sunday Morning.