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List of Famous Sports Commentators

Updated October 30, 2019 51.4k views407 items

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

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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

    BirthplaceLewiston, Maine, USA

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

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    Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
    Vincent Kennedy McMahon (; born August 24, 1945) is an American professional wrestling... more on Wikipedia

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    Charissa Thompson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
    Charissa Jean Thompson (born May 4, 1982) is an American television host and sportscaster... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators

    BirthplaceUSA, Connecticut, Greenwich

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

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

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

    Hannah Storm (born Hannah Lynn Storen, June 13, 1962) is an American television sports... more on Wikipedia
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    Monty Hall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators

    Monty Hall

    Age: 99

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Monty Hall (born Monte Halparin; August 25, 1921 – September 30, 2017) was a... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. Now... more on Wikipedia

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

    Vin Scully

    Age: 92

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Vincent Edward Scully (born November 29, 1927) is an American retired sportscaster. Scully is... more on Wikipedia
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    Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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

    Bob Costas

    Age: 68

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an award-winning American sportscaster, who is... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Robert Booker Tio Huffman (born March 1, 1965), better known by his ring name Booker T, is an... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceConyers, Georgia, United States of America

    Tiffany "Jill" Arrington (born July 27, 1972) is an American sportscaster and reporter with... more on Wikipedia
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    Dick Enberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators

    BirthplaceMount Clemens, Michigan, United States of America

    Richard Alan Enberg (January 9, 1935 – December 21, 2017) was an American sportscaster. Over... more on Wikipedia
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    John Tesh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators

    John Tesh

    Age: 68

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Garden City

    John Frank Tesh (born July 9, 1952) is an American pianist and composer of pop music, as well... more on Wikipedia

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    Howard Cosell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators

    Howard Cosell

    Dec. at 77 (1918-1995)

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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

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

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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

    Joe Buck

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceSt. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America

    Joseph Francis Buck (born April 25, 1969) is an American sportscaster and the son of... more on Wikipedia
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    Bonnie Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Bonnie Lynn Bernstein (born August 16, 1970) is an American sports journalist and executive.... more on Wikipedia
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    Pam Oliver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators

    Pam Oliver

    Age: 59
    Pamela Donielle Oliver (born March 10, 1961) is an American sportscaster known for her work on... more on Wikipedia
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    Lindsay Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators
    Lindsay Rhodes (previously known as Lindsay Soto) is an American sportscaster, journalist, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Michele Tafoya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators

    BirthplaceManhattan Beach, California, United States of America

    Michele Tafoya Vandersall (born December 17, 1964), known professionally as Michele Tafoya, is... more on Wikipedia
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    Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators

    Pat Summerall

    Age: Died at 83 (1930-2013)

    BirthplaceLake City, Florida, United States of America

    George Allen "Pat" Summerall (May 10, 1930 – April 16, 2013) was an American football player... more on Wikipedia

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

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    Jennifer Frances Hedger (born September 18, 1975 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian television... more on Wikipedia
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    Red Barber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Sports Commentators

    Red Barber

    Dec. at 84 (1908-1992)

    BirthplaceColumbus, Mississippi, United States of America

    Walter Lanier "Red" Barber (February 17, 1908 – October 22, 1992) was an American sports... more on Wikipedia
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