Tim Brant

Tim Brant (born February 26, 1949 in Washington, DC) is a retired American sportscaster. Brant most recently worked for Raycom Sports[1] and was formerly Vice President, Sports for WJLA-TV in Washington, DC.[2] He has spent more than thirty years covering sports nationally, including for CBS and ABC.

Early life

A 1973 graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in journalism, Brant was a defensive captain and outstanding linebacker for the Terrapins.[3] He played for the Washington Redskins before a career-ending knee injury.[4]

Broadcasting career

Raycom Sports

Between 2008 and 2016, Brant handled play-by-play duties for both Raycom Sports ACC Football and ACC Basketball telecasts.[4]

ABC Sports

The multi-faceted Brant has served many roles at ABC Sports, including host, sideline reporter, expert analyst and play-by-play. He joined ABC Sports as a college football commentator in 1982. After leaving for CBS in 1987, in 1991 Brant returned to ABC in the booth as an analyst and play-by-play man for College Football on ABC, a role he held until 2007.

Brant is often best known for his coverage of college football with Keith Jackson. While with ABC, Brant announced three National Championship games. While working with Keith Jackson, he was listed as college football's top analyst by numerous publications, including USA Today.

In addition to his college football duties for ABC, Brant has also done play-by-play for College Basketball on ABC, Wide World of Sports, the 1984 Winter and Summer Olympics, the Pro Bowl, USFL and the Pro Bowlers Tour. Brant also had a sideline stint on ABC's Monday Night Football.[3]

CBS Sports

Brant spent four years at CBS Sports (1987–90) and worked a variety of broadcasts, including the NFL, the NBA and the NCAA Basketball Tournament. He served as host of CBS Sports Saturday, Winter-Fest, the NCAA Basketball Tournament Selection Show and the Emmy Award-winning Tour de France coverage. Tim also mentored and worked with childhood friend James Brown. Tim and James grew up together in the Washington, DC area.

In 1987 & 1988, Brant was paired with analyst Hank Stram on NFL broadcasts. In 1989, he sorted of the No. 4 play-by-play man along with Dan Jiggetts. Or No. 9 in week 8, which means he won't be on the air. He also teamed with Jim Nantz in 1990. In Nantz's 2008 best-selling book, Jim says that he never forged a friendship as quickly with anyone as he did with Tim Brant.

Washington D.C.

Locally, he has hosted sport pre-game specials such as Are You Ready for Washington Redskins games.

Brant hosted the Brant & Parks morning show on WMAL radio in Washington, DC for over ten years. His first sportscasting job was at WMAL calling Maryland Terrapins football & basketball games.[3]

He served as Vice President, Sports at WJLA-TV in Washington through May 2015. He previously served as the station's sports director from 1978 until 1982.[3][5]

Personal life

Brant currently resides in Potomac, Maryland with his wife Janet. Brant is very active in local charitable programs. He has four grown children, Jason, Kevin, Lindsay and Julie. His son, Kevin Brant, was a high school All American football player who went on to play at UCLA, where he played safety from 1999 to 2003.[6]


  1. ^ http://www.theacc.com/video/565a2603e4b0933db5c869e2
  2. ^ Allen, Scott (30 May 2015). "Sportscaster Tim Brant bids farewell to Channel 7" – via www.washingtonpost.com.
  3. ^ a b c d "ABC Sports - Brant, Tim". archive.org. 13 November 2004. Archived from the original on 13 November 2004.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ a b http://raycomsports.com/broadcaster-bios/
  5. ^ http://www.wjla.com/staff/tim-brant/
  6. ^ "Player Bio: Kevin Brant - UCLA Official Athletic Site". www.uclabruins.com.
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Mike Brant (1947–1975), Israeli pop star

Monica Brant (b. 1970), American bodybuilder

Peter M. Brant (b. 1947), American art collector and film producer

Scott Brant (b. 1983), Zimbabwean cricketer

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