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Jim Nantz      

Sports Broadcaster Known for Anchoring CBS's Coverage of the Masters Tournament & "NFL on CBS"

Jim Nantz is a well-known sports broadcaster for CBS. He has anchored CBS's coverage of the Masters Tournament since 1989 and been the play-by-play announcer on CBS's top NFL game since 2004.

Nantz assumed the anchor position for the network's golf coverage in April 1994. His other host duties have included CBS Sports' weekend daytime coverage of the 1992 and 1994 Olympic Winter Games and the primetime host of the 998 Olympic Winter Games. Since 1990, he has been the lead play-by-play for College Basketball on CBS.

Nantz is an advocate for Alzheimer's research and families affected by the disease. His father, who had Alzheimer's, passed in 2008 shortly after the release of his son's book, "Always by My Side," which told the parallel stories of Jim's sportscasting career and life with a parent with Alzheimer’s.

In 2011, Nantz announced the creation of the Nantz National Alzheimer Center at Methodist Hospital in Houston. The Nantz National Alzheimer Center focuses on the vascular and epidemiological risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s, along with the impact of concussions on dementia.

Nantz graduated from the University of Houston in 1981 with a B.A. degree in radio/television. While he was a student there, he played on the golf team and held a variety of broadcasting jobs, which led to sportscaster positions at the city's KHOU-TV and KTRH Radio. In 2001, Nantz received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from this alma mater.


VIDEO: Jim Nantz does Ice Bucket Challenge - CBSSports.com

Jim Nantz accepted the challenge from his broadcasting partner Nick Faldo and the result was terrific.

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