For more than 30 years, the Emmy® Award winning James Brown has been one of the most recognizable and respected sportscasters in the U.S. As host of INSIDE THE NFL, JB leads the analysts and special guests with class and knowledge, infused with a touch of his trademark humor. The always professional Brown brings a unique perspective to the set while guiding the flow of the conversation on the sports’ hottest topics between the insightful Simms and Collinsworth.
Brown has also hosted CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, since 2006 after serving as host for “FOX NFL Sunday" for 12 years. The former Harvard University All-American basketball player initially joined CBS Sports in 1984 where he served as play-by-play announcer for the network's NFL and college basketball coverage as well as reporter for the NBA Finals. In addition to his current NFL work with CBS and INSIDE THE NFL, Brown serves as play-by-play announcer for the network's coverage of college basketball, including the NCAA tournament. In 2010, he was named "Best Studio Host of the Decade" by Sports Illustrated.