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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.

KarinCaifaKarin Caifa is a Washington-based reporter/producer for CNN Newsource, the affiliate news service of CNN. Karin’s live reports and content are distributed to more than 900 local stations domestically, as well as CNN platforms on-air and online worldwide. Before joining CNN, she worked in a variety of roles for the networks of NBC News in New York. Karin holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in clarinet performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Karin earned her master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and has been an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

BrandonCaldwellOriginally from Wantage, NJ, Brandon Caldwell became a NASCAR fan at 3 years old and has been a huge fan ever since. Brandon started working in radio in 2013, got a job at SiriusXM in the Newsroom in November of 2014, and was promoted full-time Associate Producer to the NASCAR channel in March of 2016. He was then promoted to Producer in April of 2017.

Brandon earned a degree from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ.


GlenCernyCelebrate his March 1 retirement as the Executive Director of KRWG FM/TV/SPU at New Mexico State University. A cheese head by birth, Cerny spent 49+ years managing media businesses, sports casting, news broadcasting, teaching, and working public relations. He started his career with the purchase of a radio station at age 23. It is hard to believe he was never fired or laid-off that entire time. He is fully aware that this Forest Gump-like career would not have been possible without his patient and understanding wife of 45 years, Susan. Ask him anything, but be prepared for wit and stay away from grandchildren, baseball or the Green Bay Packers.

EdithChapinEdith Chapin is the Executive Editor of NPR News. In 2017 she took on responsibilities for leading NPR's efforts to build a collaborative journalism network with NPR Member stations. When Chapin was named Executive Editor in 2015 she was charged with overseeing all desks and reporters, and helping to set the agenda for the entire News division.

Previously, Chapin was the senior supervising editor of NPR's International Desk. She managed a team of correspondents based outside the United States committed to bringing listeners dynamic stories of the world's people, politics, economy, and culture.

Prior to joining NPR in 2012, Chapin spent 25 years at CNN and worked her way up from intern, to bureau chief to vice president. Most recently, Chapin was the Vice President and Deputy Bureau Chief of CNN's Washington, D.C. bureau, where her strategic editorial and management responsibility included oversight of the 2009 presidential transition coverage and daily coverage of the White House and Capitol Hill.

For two years, beginning in August 2005, Chapin was CNN's New York Bureau chief and prior to that was CNN's Midwest Regional Bureau Chief based in Chicago for 18 months.

As CNN's deputy bureau chief and managing editor in New York from 1997-2004, Chapin directed the network's editorial coverage during a crucial time in the city's recent history, which included the 2003 blackout; the new millennium; and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Chapin was the first to alert the network that a plane had hit the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Chapin's journalism career took her to London in 1992 for five years as CNN's field producer and assignment manager where she produced news stories in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. She went to Baghdad one month before the first Gulf War and was in the first team of reporters allowed back into the country in the war's aftermath.

During her time oversees, Chapin worked in Syria; Jordan; South Africa, to cover Nelson Mandela's election; reported on the genocide in Rwanda and Bosnia; and the United States' invasion of Panama. Her first field assignment literally got her wet behind the ears: Hurricane Gilbert, a category five hurricane that hit Mexico.

Chapin's work has been recognized with the journalism industry's highest honors including a 2005 George Foster Peabody Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina, a 2005 Alfred I. DuPont Columbia University Award for CNN's coverage of tsunami disaster in South Asia, and a 1997 Cable ACE award for extended breaking news coverage of Rwanda and Zaire.

Chapin contributed to Covering Catastrophe (Bonus Books, 2002), a book recounting the events of 9/11 in an oral history format. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations sits on the board of The Masters School.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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