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The broadcast

By SHARON GINN

© St. Petersburg Times, published January 28, 2001


PLAY BY PLAY: Greg Gumbel, 54, is in his second stint with CBS Sports. He returned to the network in 1998 after four years at NBC. Gumbel and Phil Simms make up the lead broadcast team for NFL games, and Gumbel also hosts CBS Sports' coverage of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. While at NBC (1994-98), he did NBA and major league baseball play-by-play and hosted NFL pregame shows. During his first stint with CBS, he hosted the NFL pregame show and hosted two Olympics. Brother Bryant hosts CBS' The Early Show and HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

ANALYST: Phil Simms, 45, was MVP of Super Bowl XXI in 1987 after quarterbacking the New York Giants to a 39-20 victory over Denver. He played 15 years, reached the Pro Bowl in 1983 and 1985 and was named All-Pro in 1986. Simms served as a game analyst on NBC with Dick Enberg (1995-98), calling Super Bowls XXX and XXXII. He also has been a reporter for NBA games on NBC and a studio analyst for ESPN.

LEAD REPORTER: Armen Keteyian, 47, has worked for CBS Sports as a special features reporter since 1997. He works with the lead NFL broadcast team of Gumbel and Simms, contributes reports for The NFL Today and is a reporter for the NCAA men's basketball tournament. He also is a correspondent for HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, Inside the NFL and the Costas Show. Keteyian also has worked for ABC News, NBC Sports and Sports Illustrated.

REPORTER: Bonnie Bernstein, 30, joined CBS Sports in 1998. She is a sideline reporter for NFL games and the NCAA men's basketball tournament and hosts the network's college basketball halftime studio show. A former gymnast at the University of Maryland, she also worked for ESPN (1995-98).

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