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Tim Brando

TimBrandoTim joined FOX Sports in 2014 as a play-by-play announcer for the network’s College Football and Basketball coverage. Tim is also the lead play-by-play announcer for Raycom's coverage of ACC basketball broadcasts and he hosts their five-time Emmy Award-winning syndicated show, Havoline Football Saturdays.

Tim was born on February 27, 1956 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He began calling local high school football games at the age of 14. He attended Fair Park High School. A proud Warhawk, Tim attended Northeast Louisiana. In the pursuit of his dreams, Tim moved south. Upon moving to Baton Rouge in 1979, he hosted the first nightly sports talk show in Baton Rouge on WIBR. Tim was sports director for WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge and the voice of LSU basketball games for TigerVision from 1982 to 1986.

Tim left Baton Rouge in 1986, moving to Bristol, CT for a job at ESPN. Tim was a studio host for ESPN's SportsCenter, ESPN's college football halftime show (1986-94) and ESPN's coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship (1987-90). In 1987, Tim became the first host of a new show, College GameDay. He did this alongside the late Beano Cook and current cohost Lee Corso. During Tim’s prolific career at ESPN, he covered a record setting 25 different sports as a play-by-play commentator.

Tim moved on from ESPN, covering the NBA for TNT from 1994-96 as both play-by-play announcer and studio host. Tim called play-by-play for SportSouth television's coverage of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and MLB's Atlanta Braves during their championship runs of the 1990’s, including their World Series win in 1995.

Tim then transitioned to CBS. He spent 18 years with CBS Sports. Tim called NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship games for CBS, hosted CBS Sports' College Football Today and At The Half shows. He also called play-by-play for CBS’s coverage of SEC College Football. In addition, Tim called NFL games for CBS. Adding Golf to his repertoire, Tim also covered Champions Tour Golf and online coverage of The Masters at Augusta National.

During this time, Tim also served as a TV announcer for the New Orleans Saints’ preseason games. In September of 2001, The Tim Brando Show debuted as a nationally syndicated sports talk radio show. On June 15th, 2011 it was announced that CBS Sports Network would simulcast the show, live from Shreveport. The show aired weekdays from 9am-12pm eastern. Tim’s show covered the world of sports, with a focus on college athletics, featuring an array of compelling guests, topics and commentary.

Tim was the 2014 Lindsey Nelson Award winner presented by the Knoxville Quarterback Club and the 2009 recipient of the coveted Jake Wade Award given by the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (COSIDA).

Tim was inducted into the Northwest Louisiana (NWLA) Walk of Stars on December 26, 2016. This award is given to recognize individuals from NWLA who have achieved positive national or worldwide acclaim for their professional and/or civic duties while bringing recognition and attention to NWLA.

Tim currently resides in Shreveport, with his wife of 39 years, Terri Glorioso Brando. They have two daughters, Tiffany Brando Crews and Tara Brando Sullivan. Tim welcomed his first grandchild, Wilma Scarlett Sullivan on September 7, 2016 and his first grandson, Spencer Brando Crews on June 28, 2017.

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