Tim Brando, the Shreveport native and resident who is one of America’s most admired sports broadcasters, has joined the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Board of Directors as an honorary member.
Ronnie Rantz, the CEO/President of the Hall of Fame Foundation, announced Brando’s addition to the board Thursday.
“Tim Brando is one of the best known sports personalities from Louisiana, and he’s always actively promoted our state, and its sports culture, at every opportunity. He adds prestige and brings a wide range of assets to our board,” said Rantz, who has been CEO/President since early September.
“I’m flattered to become an honorary member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation board,” said Brando. “The level of sports talent in our state is incredible. I intend to help the Hall any way I can.”
Brando is one of FOX Sports’ lead college football and basketball announcers, and is the lead announcer for Raycom coverage of Atlantic Coast Conference basketball. He hosts Raycom’s five-time Emmy Award-winning syndicated show “Havoline Football Saturdays.”
He has been an anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter, the first host of ESPN’s “College GameDay” Saturday football preview show, and covered 25 sports as a play-by-play commentator for ESPN.
Brando covered the NBA for TNT from 1994-96 as a play-by-play man and studio host, and did play-by-play for the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Braves, including the Braves’ 1995 World Series championship season.
For 18 years, Brando was part of the CBS Sports broadcast team, most notably serving as studio host for “College Football Today” and “At the Half,” along with handling play-by-play for NCAA Tournament March Madness action in men’s college basketball. He did play-by-play for NFL and Southeastern Conference football and added professional golf to his assignments, covering the Champions Tour and The Masters for CBS’ online coverage.
Brando also served as head of the broadcast teams for preseason coverage of the New Orleans Saints.
For 14 years, he hosted the nationally-syndicated sports talk show “The Tim Brando Show” that in 2011 began four years of being simulcast on CBS Sports Network live from Shreveport.
Brando has been involved in a wide range of charitable causes and several times has been the emcee for the annual Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.