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List of famous sports commentators, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top sports commentators in the world? This includes the most prominent sports commentators, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable sports commentators is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic sports commentators were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned sports commentators.

List people include Vin Scully, Erin Andrews and many additional people as well. Featuring black sports announcers, color commentators, sports broadcasters, and more, this list has it all.

From reputable, prominent, and well known sports commentators to the lesser known sports commentators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the sports commentator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous sports commentators ever?" and "What are the names of famous sports commentators?" then you're in the right place. 

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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 59 Keith Theodore Olbermann is an American sports and political commentator and writer. As of 2013 he hosts a late-night show on ESPN2 and TSN2 called Olbermann, as well as being the studio host of ...more

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Erin Andrews is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 39 Erin Jill Andrews is an American sportscaster, journalist, and television personality. She currently hosts FOX College Football for Fox Sports, as well as Dancing with the Stars for ABC. Andrews ...more

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Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 72 Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter, former announcer, commentator, film producer, actor, and occasional professional wrestler currently ...more

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Charissa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 35 Charissa Thompson is an American television host and sportscaster with Fox Sports 1 and NBC. She is one of the co-hosts on Fox Sports Live, and also one of the co-hosts for the syndicated ...more

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Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 62 Christopher James "Chris" Berman, also known by the nickname Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, U.S. Open golf, ...more

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Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 55 Hannah Storm is an American television sports journalist, serving as co-anchor of ESPN's SportsCenter Sunday morning with Bob Ley, and Monday-Thursday mornings with Kevin Negandhi. She was also ...more

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Monty Hall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 94 Monte Halparin, OC OM, better known by the stage name Monty Hall, is a Canadian-born MC, producer, actor, singer and sportscaster, best known as host of the television game show Let's Make a

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Al Michaels is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 73 Alan Richard "Al" Michaels is an American television sportscaster. Now employed by NBC Sports after nearly three decades with ABC Sports, Michaels is perhaps best known for his many ...more

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Vin Scully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 90 Vincent Edward "Vin" Scully is an American sportscaster, best known as the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. He has been with the team since its days in ...more

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Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 76 Richard John "Dick" Vitale, also known as "Dickie V", is an American basketball sportscaster. A former head coach in the college and professional ranks, he is well known as a ...more

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Bob Costas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 66 Robert Quinlan "Bob" Costas is an American sportscaster, on the air for NBC Sports television since the early 1980s. He has been prime-time host of nine Olympic games. He also does ...more

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Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 53 Booker Tio Huffman Jr, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and color commentator who is currently signed with WWE. He is also founder/owner of the independent promotion Reality of ...more

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Jill Arrington is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 45 Tiffany "Jill" Arrington is an American sportscaster with Fox Sports. She was previously a sideline reporter on college football for ESPN during the 2004 season.

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Dick Enberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 83 Richard Alan "Dick" Enberg is an American sportscaster. Since 2009 he has provided play-by-play for telecasts of San Diego Padres baseball on Fox Sports San Diego, following a long ...more

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John Tesh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 65 John Frank Tesh is an American pianist and composer of pop music, as well as a radio host and television presenter. His ten-year-old "Intelligence for Your Life" radio show reaches ...more

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Howard Cosell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Dec. at 77 (1918-1995) Howard William Cosell was an American sports journalist who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality. Cosell said of himself, "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, ...more

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Stephen A. Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 50 Stephen Anthony Smith, more commonly known as Stephen A., is an American television personality, host, radio host, and former sports journalist. Smith is a commentator on ESPN First Take, where ...more

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Joe Buck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 48 Joseph Francis "Joe" Buck is an American sportscaster and the son of legendary sportscaster Jack Buck. He has won numerous Sports Emmy Awards for his work with Fox Sports, including ...more

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Bonnie Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 47 Bonnie Lynn Bernstein is an American sports journalist and executive. She has been named one of the most accomplished female sportscasters in history by the American Sportscasters Association. ...more

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Pam Oliver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 57 Pamela Donielle "Pam" Oliver is an American sportscaster known for her work on the sidelines for various National Basketball Association and National Football League games.

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Lindsay Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 41 Lindsay Rhodes is an American sportscaster, journalist, and television personality who is currently a host and reporter for the NFL Network.

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Michele Tafoya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 53 Michele Tafoya Vandersall, known professionally as Michele Tafoya, is an American sportscaster. Since 2011, she has been a reporter for NBC Sports, featuring as the sideline reporter for NBC ...more

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Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Dec. at 83 (1930-2013) George Allen "Pat" Summerall was an American football player and television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, Fox, and ESPN. In addition to football, he also announced major golf and ...more

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Jennifer Hedger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 42 Jennifer Frances Hedger is a Canadian television personality, the co-host of TSN's nightly sports news program SportsCentre. She is also a former cast member of the reality series U8TV: The ...more

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Red Barber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Dec. at 84 (1908-1992) Walter Lanier "Red" Barber was an American sports commentator. Barber, nicknamed "The Ol' Redhead", was primarily identified with radio broadcasts of Major League Baseball, ...more

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Heather Cox is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 47 Heather Cox is an American sportscaster who is a sideline reporter for WNBA, NBA, college basketball and college football games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Sports. As Heather Schoeny, she played ...more

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Michael Kay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 57 Michael Neil Kay is the television play-by-play broadcaster of the New York Yankees, host of Centerstage on the YES Network, and the host of The Michael Kay Show heard on WEPN-FM in New York ...more

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Harry Caray is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Dec. at 84 (1914-1998) Harry Caray, born Harry Christopher Carabina was an American baseball broadcaster on radio and television. He covered four Major League Baseball teams, beginning with 25 years of calling the ...more

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Jody Vance is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 50 Jody Vance is a Canadian sports anchor and co-host of Breakfast Television on CKVU-DT in Vancouver. Vance began her broadcast career on CHRX, and then moved to CFMI-FM/CKNW as the assistant ...more

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Bryant Gumbel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 69 Bryant Charles Gumbel is an American television journalist and sportscaster. He is best known for his 15 years as co-host of NBC's The Today Show. He is the younger brother of sportscaster Greg ...more

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Marv Albert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 76 Marv Albert is an American sportscaster. Honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, he is commonly referred to as "the voice of basketball." From 1967–2004, he ...more

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Mel Allen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Dec. at 83 (1913-1996) Mel Allen was an American sportscaster, best known for his long tenure as the primary play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees. During the peak of his career in the 1940s, 1950s and ...more

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Stuart Scott is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 52 Stuart Orlando Scott was an American sportscaster and anchor on ESPN, most notably on the network's SportsCenter. Well known for his hip-hop style and use of catchphrases, Scott was also a ...more

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Chris Fowler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 55 Chris Fowler is an American sports broadcaster for ESPN known best for his work on College GameDay, which he hosted between 1990 and 2014, and for college football. Since 1989, Fowler has been ...more

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Brent Musburger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 78 Brent Woody Musburger is an American sportscaster for the ESPN and ABC television networks. Formerly with CBS Sports and one of the original members of their program The NFL Today, Musburger has ...more

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Jack Buck is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Dec. at 78 (1924-2002) John Francis "Jack" Buck was an American sportscaster, best known for his work announcing Major League Baseball games of the St. Louis Cardinals. Buck's play-by-play work earned him ...more

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Curt Gowdy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Dec. at 87 (1919-2006) Curtis Edward "Curt" Gowdy was an American sportscaster, well known as the longtime "voice" of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally televised sporting ...more

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Jim Nantz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 58 James William "Jim" Nantz, III is an American sportscaster who has worked on telecasts of the National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I men's ...more

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Joe Garagiola, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 92 Joe Garagiola is an actor.

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Frank Gifford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 87 Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford is a former American football player and American sportscaster.

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Don Cherry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 84 Don Cherry is the cohost of hockey night in canada.

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Merlin Olsen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Dec. at 70 (1940-2010) Merlin Jay Olsen was an American football player in the National Football League, NFL commentator, and actor. He played his entire 15-year career as a defensive tackle with the Los Angeles Rams ...more

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Brad Nessler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 61 Bradley "Brad" Nessler is an American sportscaster, who currently calls college basketball and college football games for ESPN with occasional appearances on ABC. He has also called ...more

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Scott Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 47 Scott Van Pelt is an American sportscaster and sports talk show host. He currently co-anchors the 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter on ESPN, serves as the co-host of SVP & Russillo on ESPN ...more

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Harry Kalas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Dec. at 73 (1936-2009) Harry Norbert Kalas was an American sportscaster, best known for his Ford C. Frick Award-winning role as lead play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseball's Philadelphia Phillies, a position ...more

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Adnan Virk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 39 Adnan Virk is a Canadian sports anchor, currently working for ESPN. He is the fifth Canadian and first Muslim Sports anchor to be hired by ESPN.

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Dan Shulman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 51 Daniel "Dan" Shulman is a Canadian sportscaster currently employed with the American network ESPN as well as Canadian network TSN. Shulman serves as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN's ...more

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Kirk Herbstreit is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 48 Kirk Herbstreit is an American analyst for ESPN's College GameDay, a television program covering college football and a provider of color commentary on college football games on ESPN and ABC. He ...more

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Ernie Harwell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Dec. at 92 (1918-2010) William Earnest "Ernie" Harwell was an American sportscaster, known for his long career calling play-by-play of Major League Baseball games. For 55 years, 42 of them with the Detroit ...more

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LZ Granderson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
age 46 Elzie "LZ" Granderson is an American journalist and commentator for CNN and ESPN. He writes a weekly column for CNN.com. A senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine and ...more