CBS college football commentators are Rich Waltz, Brad Nessler, Adam Zucker, Gary Danielson, John Schriffen, Carter Blackburn and Jim Nantz.

The television broadcasting company CBS has been home to the coverage of numerous collegiate-level football games over the years.

Widely known as one of the best broadcasting networks in the county, it displays the thrill and excitement of high-octane matches to the viewers.

College football on CBS Today has been a go-to channel, thanks to the knowledgeable sportscasters who provide insightful commentary from the pre-game build-up to the post-game analysis.

They attract viewers with their in-depth coverage of the sport due to their strong team of commentators, studio analysts, and sideline reporters. 

CBS College Football Announcers

The football announcers on the CBS network are:

  • John Sadak
  • Chris Lewis
  • Dave Ryan
  • Alex Del Barrio 
  • Michael Grady
  • Carter Balckburn

John Sadak is the play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports. He also works as an announcer with the Cincinnati Reds, Westwood One radio, and ESPN. Cincinnati initially hired him for the 2021 season. 

Joining the Paramount-owned network in 2012, Sadak has covered various sports in the last decade including NFL, NBA, MLB, and NCAA.

John(right) with Avery Johnson at Chaifetz Arena on February 8, 2023.
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Lewis joined CBS Sports in December 2020. He specializes in play-by-by, television, radio hosting, reporting, and sports talk radio. 

Lewis has experience covering a variety of sports and he first started working as an announcer in 2007 for Paul VI High School. Chris graduated from Syracuse University in 2013. 

Dave has worked on a wide variety of sports programming over the years.
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Play-by-play college football announcer Dave Ryan joined the network in September 2009. Ryan has worked in a wide range of sports programming, including NFL, college basketball, lacrosse, bowling, baseball, and hockey.

Alex joined the as play by play broadcaster on January 2020.
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With years of experience working in different fields, Alex Del Barrio joined the network in 2020. He graduated from Boston University in broadcast and journalism in 2005. 

Apart from covering football, Alex worked as a ring announcer in WWE for seven months and also worked at ESPN. Currently, he is the sports director at KRGV-TV. 

CBS College Football Broadcasters

CBS NCAA broadcast team are:

  • Tom McCarthy
  • Jason Knapp
  • Jamie Erdahl
  • Adam Zucker
  • Rick Neuheisel
  • Brian Jones
  • Carter Balckburn
  • Brad Nessler
  • Gary Danielson
  • John Schriffen

American sportscaster Tom McCarthy has been covering NFL, NBA, and collegiate games on the network since 2014. McCarthy previously worked as a play-by-play newscaster for the men's and women's basketball teams at Saint Joseph's University. 

Tom(left) reporting for the game at the Nissan Stadium on September 12, 2021.
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In addition to his work on CBS Sports Network, McCarthy also works for the football team at Rutgers University. During the 1996 NCAA tournament, he provided the play-by-play commentary for the Tigers' shocking 43-41 victory over UCLA, the defending NCAA champion. 

Jason Knapp works as an anchorman, sideline reporter, and host for the network's coverage of high school and collegiate basketball and football games. He graduated from Syracuse University on broadcast journalism.

Furthermore, Knapp also provides commentary for NBA D-League games. He was even chosen by the network to serve as a curling announcer during the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Jamie during the coverage of the 2023 March Madness tournament.
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Jamie Erdahl is a reporter for NFL Network and CBS Sports who works as a host of Good Morning Football. Together with Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson, she worked as the lead sideline reporter for the SEC on CBS.

Erdahl was previously a member of the New England Sports Network. She substituted for Jenny Dell on the sidelines for Red Sox in 2013.

Likewise, Adam Zucker serves as a studio host for the programs College Football Today, Inside College Football, Inside College Basketball, and in-studio updates during the NCAA Tournament.

Adam during his reporting duties on October 22, 2016.
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Zucker took over for longtime anchor Tim Brando in 2014 after Brando left for Fox Sports/Fox Sports 1 to serve as the SEC's studio presenter on CBS. For the Syracuse Radio Network, Zucker began his career covering football games from the sidelines and serving as an on-site anchor.

Rick Neuheisel began working for the CBS Sports Network in December 2011 as a guest analyst for their "Inside College Football" program. He joined as a studio analyst and a football game commentator beginning with the 2012 football season. 

CBS College Football Sideline Reporters

CBS football sideline reporters are:

  • Jenny Dell
  • Sherree Burruss
  • Amanda Guerra
  • Brandon Baylor
  • Justin Walter

Lead NCAA football reporter Jenny Dell was hired by the network alongside Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts in 2014 after Tracy Wolfson transferred from college football to the NFL.

Dell and Troy Johnson have been co-hosts of the Big Ten Network food program Campus Eats since 2016. Furthermore, she also covered the Boston Red Sox for the New England Sports Network (NESN).

Jenny during her Spotlight debut on January 26, 2023.
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Sherree Burress covered primarily college basketball and football as the lead sideline reporter for the network and as the host of CBS Sports HQ. She also spent two seasons covering NFL games from the sidelines.

Burruss joined the channel from NBC 4 in the Washington, D.C. region where she worked as a sports correspondent, covering professional and collegiate sports in the nation's capital.

Sherree reporting game between Colorado and Air Force on September 12, 2022.
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Amanda Guerra has been working as a sideline reporter for CBS Sports HQ since 2019. Additionally, she serves as the desk host for Bellator MMA, which airs some of the biggest MMA fights on Showtime.

During her time at the channel, Guerra has aired the NFL, NBA, MLB, PGA Tour, NCAA football, men's and women's college basketball, and several Super Bowls. Furthermore, she also writes about fantasy football and sports betting.

Amanda is actively involved with the channel since 2019.
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Sideline correspondent Justin Walter graduated from La Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism. After earning his degree, Walter was given the chance of a lifetime to work with NBC as an affiliate producer for the 2012 London Olympics.

CBS College Football Studio Analysts

The college football analysts for CBS Sports are:

  • Brian Jones
  • Rick Neuheisel
  • Houston Nutt
  • Gene Steratore

Brian during his television duties at Manhattan, New York.
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Former National Football League linebacker Brian Jones joined College Football Today, the SEC's pre-game show in March 2013 as an analyst.

After completing his graduation, Jones worked in sports television as a sideline audio tech and later as a sportscaster for the University of Texas football games.

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp and Brian Jones were named as the hosts of the monthly podcast "BetUS Unfiltered" by the online sportsbook BetUS in October 2020.  

Jones also did podcast interviews with stars like Derrick Johnson, Adam Schefter, Ray Lewis, Kevin Carter, Rick Neuheisel, and Jen Welter.

Houston carried vast experience from his coaching days onto studio.
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Likewise, former football player and coach Houston Nutt also works as a studio analyst. He has served as a head coach for the University of Arkansas, Boise State University, Murray State University, and the University of Mississippi.  

Gene Steratore joined CBS Sports in June 2018 as the rule analyst including college basketball, the National Football League, and SEC on CBS.

Steratore has a similar role for the network's college football coverage in addition to offering insight for NFL officials. Apart from his playing career, he also worked as a Division I men's basketball referee for NCAA from 1997 to 2018.