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Marv Albert joins CBS' NFL team

June 6, 2011 | 11:52 am

Albert Sports broadcaster Marv Albert will become a play-by-play announcer for the CBS Television Network’s coverage of “The NFL on CBS,” the network announced Monday.

In a statement, Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports, said:  “Marv Albert is recognized throughout sports broadcasting as one of its true legends. Very few in the broadcasting industry can claim his combined accomplishments and remarkable longevity.  We are extremely excited to add Marv to our NFL on CBS team.”   

Albert’s voice may be synonymous with the NBA, but he’s done his share of football coverage: taking on Monday Night Football on Westwood One radio.

Albert, 69, will continue in his role as a basketball play-by-play announcer for TNT’s Thursday night NBA regular-season and playoff coverage.  He also serves as play by play for CBS Sports’ and Turner Sports’ coverage of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

The news comes about a month after CBS NFL and college basketball play-by-play voice Gus Johnson left the network for Fox.


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Photo: Jack Nicholson, sports announcer Jim Gray and Marv Albert, right, meet minutes before the start of the NBA All Star Game at Staples Center in February 2011. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times