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List of Famous Sports Commentators

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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. If you like basketball, check out the best NBA commentators ever.

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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 60

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Keith Theodore Olbermann (; born January 27, 1959) is an American sports and political commentator and writer. He currently works for ESPN. Olbermann spent the first 20 years of his career in ...more

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Erin Andrews is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 40

Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, USA

Erin Jill Andrews (born May 4, 1978) is an American sportscaster and television personality. She hosts Dancing with the Stars for ABC and is a sideline reporter for Fox NFL.Andrews was ...more

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Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 73
Vincent Kennedy McMahon (; born August 24, 1945) is an American professional wrestling promoter and executive, American football executive, and businessman. Since taking over the company from ...more

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Charissa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 36
Charissa Jean Thompson (born May 4, 1982) is an American television host and sportscaster working for Fox Sports. Previously, Thompson worked for ESPN, Versus, as well as for GSN and the Big Ten ...more

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Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 63

Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America

Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955), nicknamed Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979, joining a month after its initial launch, ...more

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Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 56

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

Hannah Storm (born Hannah Lynn Storen, June 13, 1962) is an American television sports journalist, serving as the anchor of ESPN's SportsCenter Face to Face. She was also host of the NBA ...more

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Monty Hall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 97

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Monty Hall (born Monte Halparin; August 25, 1921 – September 30, 2017) was a Canadian-American game show host, producer, and philanthropist.Hall was widely known as the long-running host of ...more

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Al Michaels is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 74

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. Now employed by NBC Sports after nearly three decades (1977–2006) with ABC Sports, Michaels is known for ...more

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Vin Scully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Vin Scully Age: 91

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Vincent Edward Scully (born November 29, 1927) is an American retired sportscaster. Scully is best known for his 67 seasons calling games for Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers, ...more

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Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 79

Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America

Richard John "Dick" Vitale (; born June 9, 1939), also known as "Dickie V", is an American basketball sportscaster. A former head coach in the college and professional ranks, ...more

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Bob Costas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Bob Costas Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an award-winning American sportscaster, who is employed by MLB Network, where he does play-by-play and hosts an interview show called Studio 42 ...more

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Booker Huffman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 53

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Robert Booker Tio Huffman (born March 1, 1965), better known by his ring name Booker T, is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling promoter and color commentator, he is signed ...more

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Jill Arrington is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 46

Birthplace: Conyers, Georgia, United States of America

Tiffany "Jill" Arrington (born July 27, 1972) is an American sportscaster and reporter with KCBS-TV and KCAL 9 in Los Angeles. She was previously a sports anchor at Fox Sports 1 and ...more
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Dick Enberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 84

Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States of America

Richard Alan Enberg (January 9, 1935 – December 21, 2017) was an American sportscaster. Over the course of an approximately 60-year career, he provided play-by-play of various sports for several ...more

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John Tesh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 66

Birthplace: USA, New York, Garden City

John Frank Tesh (born July 9, 1952) is an American pianist and composer of pop music, as well as a radio host and television presenter. His Intelligence for Your Life radio show airs on nearly ...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)

Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Howard William Cosell (; né Cohen; March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist and author, who was prominent and influential on radio, television and print media ...more

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Stephen A. Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 51

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Stephen Anthony Smith (born October 14, 1967) is an American sports television personality, sports radio host, sports journalist, and actor. Smith is a commentator on ESPN First Take, where he ...more

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Joe Buck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 49

Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America

Joseph Francis Buck (born April 25, 1969) is an American sportscaster and the son of sportscaster Jack Buck. He has won numerous Sports Emmy Awards for his work with Fox Sports, including his ...more

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Bonnie Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 48

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Bonnie Lynn Bernstein (born August 16, 1970) is an American sports journalist and executive. She has been named one of the most accomplished female sportscasters in history by the American ...more
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Pam Oliver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 57
Pamela Donielle Oliver (born March 10, 1961) is an American sportscaster known for her work on the sidelines for various National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL)
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Lindsay Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 42
Lindsay Rhodes (previously known as Lindsay Soto) 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: 54

Birthplace: Manhattan Beach, California, United States of America

Michele Tafoya Vandersall (born December 17, 1964), known professionally as Michele Tafoya, is an American sportscaster. Since 2011, she has been a reporter for NBC Sports, featuring as the ...more
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Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: Died at 83 (1930-2013)

Birthplace: Lake City, Florida, United States of America

George Allen "Pat" Summerall (May 10, 1930 – April 16, 2013) was an American football player and television sportscaster who worked for CBS, Fox, and ESPN. In addition to football, he ...more

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Jennifer Hedger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Age: 43

Birthplace: London, Canada

Jennifer Frances Hedger (born September 18, 1975 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian television personality and the co-host of TSN's nightly sports news program SportsCentre.
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Red Barber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
Dec. at 84 (1908-1992)

Birthplace: Columbus, Mississippi, United States of America

Walter Lanier "Red" Barber (February 17, 1908 – October 22, 1992) was an American sports commentator. Barber, nicknamed "The Ol' Redhead", was primarily identified with radio ...more