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Sportscaster, Known for CBS's "The NFL Today" and Showtime's "Inside the NFL"

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James Brown, commonly called "J.B.," is an American sportscaster known for being the host of "The NFL Today" on CBS and "Inside the NFL" on Showtime. He is the former host of the FOX network's NFL pregame show, "FOX NFL Sunday."

A standout on the basketball court, Brown received All-Ivy League honors in his last three seasons at Harvard University and captained the team in his senior year. His roommate at Harvard was the later Princeton University professor/philosopher/activist Cornel West.

After failing to make a roster spot when he tried out for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks in the mid 1970s, Brown entered the corporate world, working for such companies as Xerox and Eastman Kodak. Brown went into sports broadcasting in 1984 when he was offered a job doing Washington Bullets television broadcasts. He later moved on to an anchor position at WDVM-TV (later WUSA) in Washington and to some work at CBS Sports. Brown first joined CBS Sports in 1987 where he served as play-by-play announcer for the network's NFL and college basketball coverage, as well as reporter for the NBA Finals. He also was host of the afternoon show from the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. While at CBS he also was co-host of CBS Sports Saturday/Sunday, a weekend anthology series.

In 1994, Brown accepted the position of host of the NFL on FOX pregame show. He shared the set with former football players Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long and former coach Jimmy Johnson. From 1994–1998, Brown was the lead studio host for FOX NHL Saturday. Brown also hosts the college basketball pregame, halftime and postgame in the CBS studios in New York City.

Brown has also hosted "The World's Funniest!" (the FOX network's counterpart of "America's Funniest Home Videos"), "Coast to Coast" (a syndicated radio show formerly hosted by Bob Costas) and served as a correspondent for "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel." Aside from his Showtime and CBS duties, Brown hosted a weekday radio sports talk show that aired weekdays on Sporting News Radio for several years. Brown left the network in April 2006. He has since, returned to Sporting News Radio with Arnie Spanier.

Brown resides outside of Washington, D.C. in Bethesda, MD, his town of birth, with his wife Dorothy and daughter Katrina. He was named one of the 100 most influential student athletes by the NCAA.

In 2006, Brown became a minority owner of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team. Brown was one of a handful of investors in the group led by Washington, D.C. real estate developer Ted Lerner.

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James Brown

Sportscaster, Known for CBS's "The NFL Today" and Showtime's "Inside the NFL"

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James Brown Biography

James Brown, commonly called "J.B.," is an American sportscaster known for being the host of "The NFL Today" on CBS and "Inside the NFL" on Showtime. He is the former host of the FOX network's NFL pregame show, "FOX NFL Sunday."

A standout on the basketball court, Brown received All-Ivy League honors in his last three seasons at Harvard University and captained the team in his senior year. His roommate at Harvard was the later Princeton University professor/philosopher/activist Cornel West.

After failing to make a roster spot when he tried out for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks in the mid 1970s, Brown entered the corporate world, working for such companies as Xerox and Eastman Kodak. Brown went into sports broadcasting in 1984 when he was offered a job doing Washington Bullets television broadcasts. He later moved on to an anchor position at WDVM-TV (later WUSA) in Washington and to some work at CBS Sports. Brown first joined CBS Sports in 1987 where he served as play-by-play announcer for the network's NFL and college basketball coverage, as well as reporter for the NBA Finals. He also was host of the afternoon show from the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. While at CBS he also was co-host of CBS Sports Saturday/Sunday, a weekend anthology series.

In 1994, Brown accepted the position of host of the NFL on FOX pregame show. He shared the set with former football players Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long and former coach Jimmy Johnson. From 1994–1998, Brown was the lead studio host for FOX NHL Saturday. Brown also hosts the college basketball pregame, halftime and postgame in the CBS studios in New York City.

Brown has also hosted "The World's Funniest!" (the FOX network's counterpart of "America's Funniest Home Videos"), "Coast to Coast" (a syndicated radio show formerly hosted by Bob Costas) and served as a correspondent for "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel." Aside from his Showtime and CBS duties, Brown hosted a weekday radio sports talk show that aired weekdays on Sporting News Radio for several years. Brown left the network in April 2006. He has since, returned to Sporting News Radio with Arnie Spanier.

Brown resides outside of Washington, D.C. in Bethesda, MD, his town of birth, with his wife Dorothy and daughter Katrina. He was named one of the 100 most influential student athletes by the NCAA.

In 2006, Brown became a minority owner of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team. Brown was one of a handful of investors in the group led by Washington, D.C. real estate developer Ted Lerner.

James Brown Videos

  • Sportscaster James Brown visits Bright Futures Atlanta students ...
    Sportscaster James 'JB' Brown visited with students at Bright Futures Academy where he inspired them to reach for the ...
  • CBS Sportscaster James Brown Proves Less is More - YouTube
    Since losing more than 80 pounds, “NFL Today” host stresses the importance that discipline plays when it comes to faith. ▻ WATCH more ...

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like James Brown for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for James Brown, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for James Brown or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book James Brown?

    Booking fees for James Brown, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James Brown, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for James Brown?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Brown for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Brown for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James Brown or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Brown or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

James Brown is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book James Brown for your event is available upon request. James Brown generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Steve Largent, Jim Morris, Danny Wuerffel, Dave Dravecky and David Aikman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Brown for an upcoming event.

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  • Sportscaster James Brown visits Bright Futures Atlanta students ...
    Sportscaster James 'JB' Brown visited with students at Bright Futures Academy where he inspired them to reach for the ...
    CBS Sportscaster James Brown Proves Less is More - YouTube
    Since losing more than 80 pounds, “NFL Today” host stresses the importance that discipline plays when it comes to faith. ▻ WATCH more ...

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