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A List of the 53 announcers who’ve brought us joy, calling Super Bowls on network TV and radio

33 are still with us and 20 are deceased

On the morning of the Super Bowl, let’s wish continued success to current and past network TV and radio Super Bowl voices who are either working the broadcast today or  home following the game. There are 33 alive and with us.

Let’s also remember the 20 deceased and heavenly Super Bowl voices who stamped so many broadcasts with their play-by-play and analysis.

Alive
Joe Buck TV play-by-play
Greg Gumbel TV play-by-play
Al Michaels TV play-by-play
Jim Nantz TV play-by-play
Jack Whitaker TV play-by-play
Troy Aikman TV analyst
Cris Collinsworth TV analyst
Dan Dierdorf TV analyst
Bob Griese TV analyst
John Madden TV analyst
Paul Maguire TV analyst
Tony Romo TV analyst
Phil Simms TV analyst
Joe Theismann TV analyst
John Brodie TV/Radio analyst
Boomer Esiason TV/Radio analyst
Bob Trumpy TV/Radio analyst
Marv Albert Radio play-by-play
Don Criqui Radio play-by-play
Howard David Radio play-by-play
Kevin Harlan Radio play-by-play
Ed Ingles Radio play-by-play
Jay Randolph Radio play-by-play
Dan Fouts Radio analyst
Ray Geraci Radio analyst
Mike Holmgren Radio analyst
Sonny Jurgensen Radio analyst
Jim Kelly Radio analyst
Matt Millen Radio analyst
Bob Tucker Radio analyst
Lesley Visser Radio analyst
Kurt Warner Radio analyst
Tom Hedrick Radio play-by-play and analyst
Deceased
Dick Enberg TV play-by-play
Curt Gowdy TV play-by-play
Ray Scott TV Play-by-play
Tom Brookshier TV analyst
Paul Christman TV analyst
Jack Kemp TV analyst
Don Meredith TV analyst
Merlin Olsen TV analyst
Al DeRogatis TV/Radio analyst
Kyle Rote TV/Radio analyst
Jack Buck TV /Radio play-by-play
Frank Gifford TV pxp and analyst
Pat Summerall TV pxp, TV/Radio analyst
Jack Drees Radio play-by-play
Charlie Jones Radio play-by-play
Andy Musser Radio play-by-play
Bob Reynolds Radio Play-by-play
Jim Simpson Radio play-by-play
George Ratterman Radio analyst
Hank Stram Radio analyst

Through 53 Super Bowls, the networks have never had an African-American analyst in the booth

Ken Levine: “The highlight was clearly Gladys Knight singing the National Anthem”

CBS’ telecast: Voices make the best of a Super Bowl with little material

Dan Mason on the CBS Telecast: Nantz gets a B+, Romo was limited because it was a defensive game

Tom Hedrick, 84 and Jack Whitaker, 94, are only two voices alive from ’67 inaugural Super Bowl

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David J. Halberstam
David J. Halberstam

David is a 40-year industry veteran who served as play-by-play announcer for St. John's University basketball in New York and as radio play-by-play voice of the Miami Heat in South Florida. He is the author of Sports on New York Radio: A Play-by-Play History.

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