James William Nantz III (born May 17, 1959) is an American sportscaster who has worked on telecasts of the National Football League (NFL)….National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men’s basketball….and the PGA Tour for CBS Sports since the 1980’s. He has anchored CBS’ coverage of the Masters Tournament since 1989 and been the play-by-play announcer on CBS’ top NFL game since 2004.
Nantz joined CBS in 1985…..who initially worked as a studio host for the network’s college football and basketball coverage….as seen in this video herewith. Jim Nantz additionally worked as an on-course reporter for PGA Tour golf telecasts….as well as calling NFL games on Westwood One Radio from 1988 to 1990….after which he was moved to television, Nantz called Sunday Night Football games for what was then called CBS Radio Sports. Nantz has anchored CBS’ coverage of the Masters Tournament since 1989. He teamed with Billy Packer to call the NCAA Final Four men’s basketball finals from 1991 until 2008. From 2008 to 2013, Clark Kellogg had been his analyst. From 2010 to 2013, Nantz and Kellogg have been joined during the Final Four by Steve Kerr of TNT Sports. From 2013 to 2014, Greg Anthony partnered with Nantz….and following Anthony’s suspension….Bill Raftery and Grant Hill were selected to replace him and are Nantz’s new partners.