ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCED ITS BROADCAST TEAMS FOR THE 26TH NFL SEASON WHICH FEATURES PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCERS TROY AIKMAN AND JOE BUCK.
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
FOX Sports announced its broadcast teams for the network's 26th season of NFL coverage and the 100th season of the NFL. The FOX NFL lineup includes seven on-air teams featuring a mixture of experienced and new personalities.
The announcement was made by Brad Zager, Executive Producer, Executive Vice President/Head of Production and Operations, FOX Sports.
Lead announcer and Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman return for their 18th season as the NFL's longest-tenured duo.
Erin Andrews joins the lead team for her seventh season of reporting. Buck, Aikman and Andrews will open Week 1 with FOX's first edition of “America’s Game Of The Week,” as the Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants in a divisional matchup from AT&T Sunday, Sept. 8 at 4:25 PM ET.
Buck, Aikman, Andrews along with Kristina Pink and FOX NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira return for the second edition of Thursday Night Football (Tnf) Presented By Bud Light.
FOX Sports play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt teams up with Charles Davis and veteran reporter Pam Oliver. Oliver, entering for her 25th season of FOX NFL coverage, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Atlanta Women in Sports in 2019. The trio opens the season Sept. 8 at Lincoln Financial Field as the Washington Redskins visit the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 PM ET.
Three-time Super Bowl Champion, Mark Schlereth, returns with veteran play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton and reporter Jennifer Hale. Stockton, Schlereth and Hale will call the Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals matchup from University of Phoenix Stadium Week 1 at 4:25 PM ET.
Kenny Albert and five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Rondé Barber will partner with reporter Lindsay Czarniak Week 1 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the San Francisco 49ers from Raymond James Stadium at 4:25 PM ET.
Veteran play-by-play caller Chris Myers once again teams with analyst Daryl "Moose" Johnston and reporter Laura Okmin. Myers, Johnston and Okmin call the matchup pairing the 2018 NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams versus the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Week 1 at 1 PM ET.
Thom Brennaman completes the FOX Sports Week 1 roster alongside analyst Chris Spielman and reporter Shannon Spake as they call the 1 PM ET matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Minnesota Vikings from U.S. Bank Stadium.
Play-by-play announcer Brandon Gaudin, alongside Pro Football Hall of Famer and game analyst Cris Carter and reporter Peter Schrager will call a Week 2 meeting between the Arizona Cardinals and the Baltimore Ravens from M&T Bank Stadium at 1 PM ET.
Current Carolina Panther and two-time All-Pro tight end Greg Olsen will partner with seasoned play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert and reporter Lindsay Czarniak to call the Week 7 pairing between the Arizona Cardinals and the New York Giants from MetLife Stadium on Oct. 20.
Matt Millen returns to the booth with play-by-play announcer Kevin Kugler and reporter Shane Bacon in Week 8 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Oct. 27.
2019 FOX NFL BROADCAST TEAMS:
Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink
Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis and Pam Oliver
Kenny Albert, Rondé Barber and various reporters
Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman and Shannon Spake
Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin
Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth and Jennifer Hale
Additional Play-by-Play Announcers: Sam Rosen, Brandon Gaudin, Dan Hellie and Kevin Kugler
Additional Analysts: Tiki Barber, Cris Carter, Matt Millen, Greg Olsen and Brady Quinn.
Additional Reporters: Shane Bacon, Lindsay Czarniak, Sarah Kustok, Peter Schrager and Sara Walsh
Former NFL Vice Presidents of Officiating Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino serve as rules analysts throughout the season, providing their unique takes on the most crucial calls of the week.
FOX NFL KICKOFF-- Welcomes fans each Sunday at 11 AM ET throughout the season. The one-hour pregame show is hosted by Charissa Thompson along with 14-time NFL Pro Bowler and studio analyst Tony Gonzalez, four-time NFL Pro Bowler Michael Vick, Super Bowl winning-defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt, longtime sports media personality Colin Cowherd and Cooper Manning, who contributes weekly segments.
Schrager will also join the cast most weeks, with the exception of a few games in which he will be reporting from the sidelines.
Earlier this year, FOX NFL SUNDAY was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame as America's most watched NFL pregame show for the past 25 years. Hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee, and analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan drive the Emmy Award-winning, one-hour program.
Premier NFL insider Jay Glazer, comedic prognosticator Rob Riggle and rules analysts Pereira and Blandino also contribute.
FOX NFL SUNDAY immediately follows “KICKOFF” at 12 PM ET.
As previously announced, the FOX NFL THURSDAY pregame show adds a new member this season, 2019 Pro Football Hall of Famer, Tony Gonzalez. Gonzalez joins Pro Football Hall of Famers and signature FOX NFL voices Strahan, Bradshaw and Long. Bradshaw and Long split analyst duties, alternating Thursday Night Football appearances throughout the 2019 NFL season while Gonzalez and host Strahan appear each edition.
FOX NFL THURSDAY makes its 2019 debut on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 PM ET. Thursday Night Football Presented By Bud Light games broadcast on FOX are also simulcast via NFL Network between Weeks 4-15 (excluding Thanksgiving night). The entire 2019 Thursday Night Football schedule begins with 2 games Weeks 2 and 3 exclusively on NFL Network. Adding to television availability, several streaming options will be available to fans.
FOX Thursday Night Football games will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video and Twitch in addition to NFL, FOX and FOX Deportes digital properties across devices. The games will also be available to all fans on mobile through NFL digital properties (NFL App, NFL Fantasy, NFL.com mobile web), on Yahoo Sports and other Verizon Media properties. During the season, fans can learn all of the ways to watch at NFL.com/TNF.
Editor’s Note : Information used in this report obtained from FOX publicity.