Brian Anderson (sportscaster)
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Brian Anderson Sportscaster
Brian Anderson
Born (1971-06-07) June 7, 1971 (age 47)[]
Occupation Sportscaster
Years active 1998-present
Children Madeline

Brian Anderson (born June 7, 1971)[] is an American sportscaster. Since 2007, he has called play-by-play for the Milwaukee Brewers' telecasts on FSN Wisconsin. As a part of his work on the 2007 Brewers Preview Show, Anderson and the FSN team were awarded a regional Emmy Award.

Anderson also calls NFL games and NCAA Tournament basketball for CBS Sports, regular season NCAA basketball for FOX Sports and the Big Ten Network, MLB games for TBS and NBA games for TNT, TBS, NBC and CBS.

Broadcasting career

Early career

From 1998 to 2000, Anderson handled Minor League and Little League Baseball telecasts for ESPN. He received his start in baseball with the San Antonio Missions, the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, serving as a radio/television play-by-play announcer from 1994 to 1998 and from 2000 to 2003.

Anderson worked as a play-by-play announcer at The Golf Channel from 2003 to 2006. In his role there, he served as a host for a variety of the network's events, including the PGA and Nationwide Tours. Anderson also worked at FSN Southwest as a sideline reporter for the San Antonio Spurs from 1999 to 2007, where he saw the Spurs win three NBA Championships.

Starting in 2007, Anderson moved on to be the play-by-play announcer for the Milwaukee Brewers on FSN Wisconsin. He is joined by color commentator Bill Schroeder. The duo occasionally also did games for WMLW, a local over-the-air channel in the Milwaukee metro area, but FS Wisconsin has since become the exclusive local broadcast partner for the Brewers. Anderson remains a member of the Brewers' broadcast booth today.

National work

Since 2008, Anderson has been tapped by TBS to do play-by-play for the network's coverage of the Postseason, National League Division Series, calling the Brewers-Phillies series in 2008, the Rockies-Phillies series in 2009, the Reds-Phillies series in 2010, and for the network's coverage of the American League Division Series, calling the Yankees-Tigers series in 2011, the 2012 Wildcard and NLDS, the 2013 Tiebreaker, Wildcard, and ALDS between the Red Sox and Rays.

In 2010, TBS named him as play-by play announcer on Sunday MLB on TBS regular season broadcasts.

In addition, Anderson started calling NCAA basketball games for ESPN during the 2009-2010 season. In 2012, he began calling NCAA basketball games for the Big Ten Network.[1]

Because of Ernie Johnson stepping aside for the 2011 playoffs to care for his son Michael (who suffers from muscular dystrophy and was placed in intensive care around the same time as the playoffs), Anderson called the 2011 National League Championship Series for TBS, which only by coincidence had the Brewers against the Cardinals; his role was announced before the playoff seedings for the NLDS were fully set.[2] Anderson again called the National League Championship Series for TBS[3] in 2017 as Ernie Johnson was preoccupied with his NBA on TNT duties.

Since 2012, Anderson has called play-by-play for Turner Sports and CBS's coverage of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and NBA.

In 2013, he was named lead host for TNT's exclusive coverage of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.[4]

Anderson is currently a play-by-play announcer for Fox College Hoops.[5]

Anderson replaced an ailing Marv Albert to call undefeated Kentucky's thrilling 68-66 win over Notre Dame at the 2015 NCAA Midwest Regional final in Cleveland, Ohio.[6] He also served as commentator for the Michigan State Spartans team cast during their Final Four game against Duke.[7]

Beginning in 2014, Anderson added NBA on TNT duties to his resume, with Wisconsin Badgers play-by-play man Matt Lepay substituting for him on Fox Sports Wisconsin for Brewers games.[8]

Anderson also began calling some NFL on CBS games during the busier weeks of the 2014 NFL season, when the network's six or seven announcing teams weren't enough to cover the network's games.[9]

Personal life

Anderson played catcher on the nationally ranked baseball team at St. Mary's University, Texas and graduated Cum Laude from the school in 1993 with a degree in English-communications. He has a wife and one child. Anderson is the younger brother of former Reds pitcher Mike Anderson.[10]

Anderson is a Christian. Anderson has spoken about his faith saying, "Not everything depends on what is happening in my particular space. I don't live or die with my call of a game or a win or loss, or something good or bad at home. I know there is a greater picture, a greater hope; and that is eternity [in Heaven]. ... I will trust in God, who gave His only Son as the ultimate sacrifice, and He did it for me."[11]


Preceded by
Ernie Johnson Jr.
Lead play-by-play announcer, Major League Baseball on TBS
Succeeded by
Ernie Johnson Jr.

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