He was an All-Metropolitan and All-American basketball player in high school. He graduated from Harvard University and received All-Ivy League honors and also became captain of his team in his senior year. After being drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1970s, but falling short of making the roster, he was offered a position as a sports broadcaster for the Washington Bullets. He later moved on to the anchor position at WDVM-TV in Washington, DC and soon began working at CBS. While at CBS Sports, he worked as a play by play announcer for NFL telecasts and major events such as the NBA finals and the Winter Olympic Games. In 1994, he accepted the position of host of the NFL on Fox pregame show. He is the current host of The NFL Today on CBS and Inside the NFL on Showtime.
He says of his faith, 'when I worked in the corporate world I was considered a success by the world, because of the good money I made, and the Corvette I owned, but I felt a "distinct emptiness" in my life. I knew the reason was because I wasn't walking with God, and I turned my life back over to the Savior. I prayed that God would help me walk uprightly before Him, and now my life is 'wonderful." He challenges young people by saying, ' all other success in life, apart from believing and trusting Jesus Christ and his death on the cross for the forgiveness of sins and living for him, is "short-term success." Knowing Christ brings peace. His name is James Brown.
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