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A sportscaster is a person who gives information and news about sports events on television or radio. A sportscaster is also known by other names such as sports announcer and play-by-play announcer. They provide running commentary of a sports event in real time. Here is a list of some of the most famous sportscasters of all time.
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John Madden
(American football coach)
John Madden
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Birthdate: April 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Austin, Minnesota, United States
Died: December 28, 2021
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Erin Andrews
(Sportscaster and Co-Host of the Show 'Dancing with the Stars')
Erin Andrews
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Birthdate: May 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lewiston, Maine, United States

Erin Andrews is an American television personality and sportscaster. She is the lead sideline reporter for Fox Sports' NFL broadcasting team. Also known for her charitable work, Andrews played a key role in the Huddle to Fight Hunger campaign, which aimed to raise funds for Feeding America, a non-profit organization. She also serves as an inspiration to those fighting cancer.

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Stephen A. Smith
(Sports Television Personality and Commentator on ESPN's ‘First Take’)
Stephen A. Smith
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Birthdate: October 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Stephen A. Smith is an American sports journalist, sports radio host, and sports television personality. Known for his use of popular catchphrases, such as stay off the weed and blasphemous, Smith has been playing a major role in the success of ESPN's First Take. He also appears on SportsCenter and hosts his own radio show, The Stephen A. Smith Show.

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Ian Wright
(Footballer)
Ian Wright
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Birthdate: November 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Woolwich, London, England

Ian Wright is an English former football player. Renowned for his speed, Wright played for popular clubs like Arsenal and helped his national team qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. After retiring from the sport, Wright went on to become a TV and radio personality; he currently contributes as a commentator for ITV Sport and BBC Sport.

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Chris Webber
(Basketball player Power Forward, Businessperson)
Chris Webber
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Birthdate: March 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Cris Collinsworth
(American Former Football Wide Receiver)
Cris Collinsworth
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Birthdate: January 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States

Cris Collinsworth is a former American football player who played for the Cincinnati Bengals in the National Football League (NFL). After retiring as a player, Cris Collinsworth became a sports broadcaster. He went on to become an important broadcaster, winning 15 Sports Emmy Awards. He is also credited with owning a sports statistic monitoring service called Pro Football Focus.

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Miss Elizabeth
(Wrestler)
Miss Elizabeth
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Birthdate: November 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 1, 2003
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Molly Qerim
(Sports Anchor and Host of ESPN's ‘First Take’)
Molly Qerim
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Birthdate: March 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Sports anchor Molly Qerim is best known for her stint on ESPN's First Take. Her work inclues on-site reporting from multiple Super Bowls and other events. She had preciously hosted NFL Network shows NFL AM and NFL Fantasy Live. She is married to NBA player and ESPN host Jalen Rose. 
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Al Michaels
(Sportscaster)
Al Michaels
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Birthdate: November 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Vin Scully
(Sports Commentator)
Vin Scully
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Birthdate: November 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: August 2, 2022
Vincent Edward Scully, or Vin Scully, is best remembered for his 67-season stint of calling games with the MLB team Los Angeles Dodgers, making him the longest-tenured broadcaster of a single team in the history of sports. He  also served as the lead play-by-play announcer for NBC
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Joe Buck
(Sportscaster)
Joe Buck
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Birthdate: April 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Joe Buck, son of renowned sportscaster Jack Buck, is known for his stint with Fox Sports, where he worked as a play-by-play announcer for the network's NFL and MLB coverage. He has won the Sports Emmy Award seven times and is also a three-time National Sportscaster of the Year winner.
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Jim Ross
(Commentator)
Jim Ross
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Birthdate: January 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Bragg, California, United States
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Ken Stabler
(Football player)
Ken Stabler
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Birthdate: December 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Foley, Alabama, United States
Died: July 8, 2015
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Stuart Scott
(American Sportscaster and Anchor on ESPN)
Stuart Scott
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Birthdate: July 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 4, 2015
Sportscaster Stuart Scott is best remembered as an ESPN anchor. His signature style included catchphrases such as “booyah.” He mostly covered the NBA and NFL games. He received the Jimmy V Award for his long battle with appendix cancer and eventually died of the disease at age 49.
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Ahmad Rashād
(Sportscaster)
Ahmad Rashād
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Birthdate: November 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
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Craig Sager
(Journalist)
Craig Sager
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Birthdate: June 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Batavia, Illinois, U.S.
Died: December 15, 2016
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Boomer Esiason
(Football Player)
Boomer Esiason
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Birthdate: April 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Islip, New York, USA
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Alex Karras
(American Football Player, Sportscaster, and Actor)
Alex Karras
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Birthdate: July 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: October 10, 2012

Alex Karras was an American footballer, sportscaster, actor, and professional wrestler. A four-time Pro Bowl player, Karras was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. In 1977, he was also inducted into the Iowa Sports Hall of Fame. As an actor, he is remembered for playing George Papadopolis in the TV series, Webster.

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Jim Nantz
(Sportscaster)
Jim Nantz
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Birthdate: May 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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Harry Caray
(Sports commentator)
Harry Caray
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Birthdate: March 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 18, 1998
 21 
Bob Costas
(Sportscaster)
Bob Costas
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Birthdate: March 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
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Chris Berman
(Sports commentator)
Chris Berman
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Birthdate: May 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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Craig Robinson
(Basketball Coach)
Craig Robinson
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Birthdate: April 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 24 
Suzy Kolber
(Sportscasters)
Suzy Kolber
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Birthdate: May 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Keyshawn Johnson
(Former American Football Player)
Keyshawn Johnson
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Birthdate: July 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Former American football player Keyshawn Johnson has had an illustrious 11-season career playing as an NFL wide receiver. He has played for teams such as the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys. He later became an ESPN analyst and also appeared on Dancing with the Stars.

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Bryant Gumbel
(Journalist, Sportscaster)
Bryant Gumbel
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Birthdate: September 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Phyllis George
(Businesswoman and Sportscaster, Co-Host of the CBS Show ‘The NFL Today’ and Winner of ‘Miss America 1971’)
Phyllis George
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Birthdate: June 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Denton, Texas, United States
Died: May 14, 2020
Sportscaster Phyllis George initially soared to fame as the winner of Miss Texas 1970 and Miss America 1971. She then became a reporter and co-presenter of The NFL Today. As the wife of KFC owner and Kentucky governor John Y. Brown Jr., she was also the First Lady of Kentucky.
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Michelle Beadle
(Sports Reporter and Host)
Michelle Beadle
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Birthdate: October 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Italy

Michelle Beadle is a sports reporter best known for her association with the popular cable sports channel, ESPN. Over the years, she has hosted important shows for various networks, including ESPN. Apart from being a sports reporter, Michelle Beadle has also been a Red Carpet reporter for popular shows like Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Tony Awards, and SAG Awards.

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John Smoltz
(Baseball Pitcher)
John Smoltz
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Birthdate: May 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warren, Michigan, United States
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Dick Vitale
(Basketball coach, Journalist)
Dick Vitale
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Birthdate: June 9, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Passaic City, New Jersey
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Craig Kilborn
(ESPN Sportscaster Who Became Host of 'The Daily Show' and CBS 'The Late, Late Show')
Craig Kilborn
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Birthdate: August 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Louis Riddick
(American football player)
Louis Riddick
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Birthdate: March 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States
American football broadcaster Louis Riddick, brother of Buffalo Bills player Robb Riddick, has earlier played for the NFL teams Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders, and the XFL team Orlando Rag, as a safety. He is now an ESPN analyst who covers Monday Night Football. He has also managed various teams.
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Brent Musburger
(Sportscaster)
Brent Musburger
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Birthdate: May 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
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Michele Tafoya
(Sportscaster)
Michele Tafoya
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Birthdate: December 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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Kate Abdo
(Sports Broadcaster)
Kate Abdo
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Birthdate: September 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
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Kay Adams
(Sportscaster and television personality)
Kay Adams
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Birthdate: April 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Pat Summerall
(American Football Player)
Pat Summerall
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Birthdate: May 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lake City, Florida, United States
Died: April 16, 2013
 38 
Ronde Barber
(American football player)
Ronde Barber
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Birthdate: April 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
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Samantha Ponder
(American Sportscaster and Host of ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’ on ESPN)
Samantha Ponder
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Birthdate: December 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Samantha Ponder is an American sportscaster. From 2012 to 2014, she was one of the most trusted sideline reporters for ESPN, reporting on Thursday Night College Football and basketball. Her hard work paid off when she was made the host of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown.

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Jenny Taft
(Television Personality)
Jenny Taft
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Birthdate: September 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edina, Minnesota, United States
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Suzi Perry
(Television Presenter)
Suzi Perry
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Birthdate: May 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cosford, Shropshire, England
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Jack Buck
(Sports commentator)
Jack Buck
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Birthdate: August 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 18, 2002
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Aaron Bonne
(Baseball Player)
Aaron Bonne
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Birthdate: March 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: -
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Jessica Mendoza
(Sports broadcaster)
Jessica Mendoza
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Birthdate: November 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Camarillo, California, United States
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Martin Bayfield
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Birthdate: December 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK
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Dick Enberg
(Sportscaster)
Dick Enberg
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Birthdate: January 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
Died: December 21, 2017
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Jayne Kennedy
(Actress)
Jayne Kennedy
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Birthdate: October 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Joey Ryan
(Wrestler)
Joey Ryan
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Birthdate: November 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Tim Brown
(American football player, Announcer)
Tim Brown
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Birthdate: July 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
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Paul O'Neill
(Baseball player)
Paul O'Neill
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Birthdate: February 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States