Tim Brando attained national celebrity in front of the camera as the host of CBS Sports’ College Football Today and At the Half, CBS Sports’ college basketball halftime studio show. Brando also provides commentary for Jefferson Pilot’s coverage of SEC and ACC basketball broadcasts and has been a participant in the SEC-focused athletic radio show Conference Call, which airs throughout the Southeast. Tim was the play-by-play voice of the Carolina Panthers television network pre-season games for the franchises’s first seven years. Joining CBS in 1996 he has been a voice for the NCAA Tournament as well adding football to his CBS responsibilities in 1997.
Football play-by-play analyst for Neville High School at age 14, then on to LSU as a play-by-play commentator, followed by nine years at ESPN, where he holds the record for the most sports covered at one network by one announcer-25 different sports! Brando has also worked as a television analyst for Turner Sports/NBA, the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Hawks, a CBS Television commentator on The Road to the Final Four, College Football Today and, of course, now with Sporting News Radio as host of The Tim Brando Show!
Brando’s engaging on-air persona is best characterized as warm, fun and fast-paced, and his knowledge of all sports is compelling to his listeners. Tim is highly respected amongst players, coaches, sports celebrities and sports journalists, and draws upon his deep relationships within those communities to bring listeners an unprecedented level of participation with the biggest names in sports.