SBD/January 15, 2014/Media

Brando Calls CBS Career "A Great Run" As He Seeks Another TV Home

ESPN's SEC Network could be a landing spot for Brando following CBS departure
Broadcaster Tim Brando said his 18-year tenure at CBS was "a great run," though it "maybe ended a little sooner than it could have," according to Roy Lang III of the SHREVEPORT TIMES. Brando, who confirmed the departure yesterday on his Facebook page, said the cancellation of the simulcast of "The Tim Brando Show" on CBS Sports Network "didn’t have to impact things the way it did, but I’d be lying if I told you it didn’t play a role." Brando said, "I still have some goals for myself. I don’t know if I would have realized them traveling on the same course." Lang notes in addition to "securing the next chapter of his TV broadcast career, finding the radio show another TV home remains a priority." Brando, who was "thought by many to be the heir apparent" to CBS play-by-play announcer Verne Lundquist, has "no ill will toward CBS" (SHREVEPORT TIMES, 1/15). In Albany, Pete Dougherty wrote with Brando's departure, CBS' Adam Zucker "would be in line to become full-time studio host" for "College Football Today." Brando’s play-by-play assignments, which "surfaced whenever CBS produced more than one game per day" from its SEC football package, could be given to Andrew Catalon (TIMESUNION.com, 1/14). In Atlanta, Andy Johnston wrote Brando's departure "could open the door for him to land at ESPN’s new SEC Network." Brando "worked at ESPN from the mid-1980s through the mid-90s" (AJC.com, 1/14).
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