Dick Enberg is an American sportscaster and one of the most prominent and respected play-by-play announcers in network television history, with a career spanning more than forty years.
In 1965, Enberg began a full-time sportscasting career, calling radio broadcasts for the California Angels of Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League, and UCLA Bruins basketball. Four times Enberg was named California Sportscaster of the Year. In the early 1970s, Enberg hosted the syndicated television game show ‘Sports Challenge’, and co-produced the Emmy Award-winning sports-history series ‘The Way It Was’ for PBS. In 1975, Enberg joined the NBC television network. For the next 25 years, he broadcast a plethora of sports and events for NBC, including the Olympics and Major League Baseball. While on ‘The NFL on NBC’, Enberg called eight Super Bowls.
Enberg was hired by CBS in 2000, and now calls that network’s NFL and college basketball action, and the U.S. Open tennis tournament, as well as contributing to coverage of The Masters and PGA Championship golf. Since 2004, Enberg has served as lead commentator for ESPN2’s coverage of the Wimbledon, French Open, and Australian Open tennis tournaments, and in 2006 he began calling Thursday-night NFL games for Westwood One radio. Also in 2006, Enberg began narrating a documentary style television series for Fox Sports Net called ‘In Focus’. He has won 13 Emmy Awards, in addition to a Lifetime Achievement Emmy and nine National Sportscaster of the Year awards.