Jim Nantz Biography
Jim Nantz James William Nantz III is an American sportscaster. He has worked on telecasts of NFL, NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball, and the PGA Tour for CBS Sports.
Nantz has also announced CBS’s coverage of the Masters’ Tournament since 1989. Also, he has been announcing the play-by-play on CBS’ top NFL game since 2004.
Jim Nantz Age
Nantz was born on May 17, 1959, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is 61 years old as of 2020.
Jim Nantz Height
Nantz stands at a height of 1.91m.
Jim Nantz Family
Nantz is the son of Jim Nantz Jr. His father was died in 2008vafter being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Jim Nantz Wife
Nantz was first married to Ann-Lorraine Carlsen. They divorced in 2009 and had one daughter, Caroline Nantz. He later married Courtney Richards on June 9, 2012. The couple is still together and they have two children, a daughter Finley Cathleen Nantz (2014), and a son Jameson Nantz (2016).
Jim Nantz Education
Nantz attended Marlboro High School and later went to the University of Houston in Texas.
Jim Nantz Career
In the early 1980s, Nantz worked for KHOU Houston as an anchor and sportscaster. From 1982 to 1985, he worked as a weekend sports anchor for KSL-TV in Salt Lake City, where he called BYU football and Utah Jazz games alongside Hot Rod Hundley.
Nantz also joined CBS Sports as a studio host for the network’s college football and basketball coverage, as well as an on-course reporter for PGA Tour golf, and as a caller for NFL games on Westwood One (from 1988 to 1990, when he was moved to television, Nantz called Sunday Night Football games for what was then called CBS Radio Sports).
He has announced CBS’ coverage of the Masters’ Tournament from 1989 to date. He worked with Billy Packer to call the NCAA Final Four men’s basketball finals from 1991 to 2008. From 2008 to 2013, Clark Kellogg was his analyst. Steve Kerr of Turner Sports joined Nantz and Kellog during the Final Four from 2010 to 2013.
Nantz became the NFL on CBS’ top play-by-play announcer in 2004, after hosting CBS’s pre-game program The NFL Today from 1998 to 2003. On February 4, 2007, he anchored the play-by-play of Super Bowl XLI. Nantz and Brent Musburger are the only two men to host a Super Bowl, announce an NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game, and host coverage of The Masters from Butler Cabin. During Super Bowl XLVII, Joe Flacco unknowingly hit Nantz with the Vince Lombardi Trophy during the presentation, but Nantz didn’t react about it.
As part of improvements to the long-running game show to use product placement templates and CBS crossovers, including sports bundles, Nantz has appeared on episodes of The Price Is Right to deliver a Showcase award that includes CBS Sports properties, one to attend 2009 Final Four in Detroit and another in 2010 for Super Bowl XLIV.
He also starred in the 1996 film Tin Cup as himself, as well as episodes of Arliss, Yes, Dear, Criminal Minds, and How I Met Your Mother (seasons 5 and 9, episode 24). In 2021, Nantz and Tony Romo called Super Bowl LV.
Jim Nantz Net Worth
Nantz has a net worth of about $15 million.