ESPN's Doug Gottlieb Joins CBS Sports Radio Network
July 31, 2012 at 8:00 AM (PT)
ESPN RADIO host DOUG GOTTLIEB is defecting to the new CBS SPORTS RADIO NETWORK as part of a new deal that will place GOTTLIEB on several CBS SPORTS properties, including as game analyst for CBS television coverage of NCAA basketball, host of a new weekday show on cable's CBS SPORTS NETWORK, and contributor to CBSSPORTS.COM. GOTTLIEB, who hosts an afternoon show on ESPN RADIO, will do the same for CBS SPORTS RADIO NETWORK.
"This is the first of many prominent personalities we will be adding to the CBS SPORTS RADIO lineup," said CBS RADIO President and CEO DAN MASON. "DOUG is well-versed in today's sports landscape and for years has entertained audiences with his unique blend of wit, honesty and outspokenness - traits essential for creating great radio programming. We are thrilled to provide this exciting show to our new and soon-to-be announced affiliates across the country."
"With his ability to host both radio and television shows plus his studio and courtside analysis on college basketball, DOUG is a triple threat, and the perfect fit across CBS Sports' many platforms," said CBS SPORTS Chairman SEAN MCMANUS. "DOUG brings a wide fan base and a fresh take on sports, and we are excited to develop a unique show with him on CBS SPORTS NETWORK."
"CBS has among its portfolio the most powerful assets in all of sports and is home to arguably the greatest championship event - the NCAA Tournament," said GOTTLIEB. "Thinking about the reach of CBS SPORTS RADIO and the continued growth of CBS SPORTS NETWORK, coupled with quality online reporting and the overall distinguished reputation of CBS Sports, this was an easy choice to make, and an opportunity I couldn't resist.
"Listeners of my radio show will enjoy a fast, highly opinionated program that will challenge and engage sports fans nationwide. And I'm looking forward to developing a new television program, following in the steps of my former colleague and friend JIM ROME."