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James Brown is the current host of “The NFL Today” on CBS, “Thursday Night Football” aired on CBS and NFL Network and "Inside The NFL" on Showtime. A three-time Emmy Award-winning network broadcaster, Brown has hosted the Super Bowl eight times including Super Bowl 50 on CBS. In 2010, SI.com named Brown the Best Studio Host of the Decade. Brown is also a Special Correspondent for CBS News and contributes to various programs such as “60 Minutes” and “CBS This Morning.”
Among his previous broadcasting roles were co-hosting of “Fox NFL Sunday,” working as a correspondent for “Real Sports” with Bryant Gumbel on HBO, and hosting a nationally syndicated radio show on Sporting News Radio. In 2009, Brown wrote his first book and memoir, “Role of a Lifetime: Reflections on Faith, Family and Significant Living.” He is a co-founder and principal of the Brown Technology Group, a certified minority-owned and operated information technology company, and is a founding partner of the Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals. Brown is a partner with FullCircle Intermedia, a company that assists athletes and entertainers in developing their brand to ensure long-term success.
An ordained minister, Brown is no stranger to charitable works. He works on behalf of DC College Access Program (DCCAP) , The Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center at George Washington University,
and The Salvation Army. Among numerous honors, Brown most recently received the 2016 Pete Rozelle Award Award by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which recognizes “long time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football", and “The Uncommon Award” from TONY DUNGY for his “uncommon leadership through character and faith.”
Brown is a Washington, D.C., native and a 1973 graduate of Harvard University, where he was a three-time All-Ivy selection in basketball and captained the team as a senior. He resides today in the Washington metropolitan area with his wife Dorothy. His daughter Katrina and her husband John have blessed them with three granddaughters and one grandson.