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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 Theodore Olbermann (; born January 27, 1959) is an American sports and political...  more

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    Erin Jill Andrews (born May 4, 1978) is an American sportscaster and television personality....  more

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    Vincent Kennedy McMahon (; born August 24, 1945) is an American professional wrestling...  more

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    Charissa Jean Thompson (born May 4, 1982) is an American television host and sportscaster...  more

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    Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955), nicknamed Boomer, is an American sportscaster....  more

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    Hannah Storm (born Hannah Lynn Storen, June 13, 1962) is an American television sports...  more
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    Monty Hall

    Age: 99
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    Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. Now...  more
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    Vin Scully

    Age: 92
    Vincent Edward Scully (born November 29, 1927) is an American retired sportscaster. Scully is...  more


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    Richard John "Dick" Vitale (; born June 9, 1939), also known as "Dickie V", is an American...  more

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    Bob Costas

    Age: 68
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    Tiffany "Jill" Arrington (born July 27, 1972) is an American sportscaster and reporter with...  more
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    Richard Alan Enberg (January 9, 1935 – December 21, 2017) was an American sportscaster. Over...  more
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    John Tesh

    Age: 68
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    Howard Cosell

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    Howard William Cosell (; né Cohen; March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports...  more

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    Stephen Anthony Smith (born October 14, 1967) is an American sports television personality,...  more

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    Joe Buck

    Age: 51
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    Pam Oliver

    Age: 59
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    Lindsay Rhodes (previously known as Lindsay Soto) is an American sportscaster, journalist, and...  more
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    Michele Tafoya Vandersall (born December 17, 1964), known professionally as Michele Tafoya, is...  more
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    Pat Summerall

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    Jennifer Frances Hedger (born September 18, 1975 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian television...  more
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    Red Barber

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