NEW YORK — Dick Enberg, one of the best-known national sports announcers, is leaving NBC after 25 years to join CBS Sports.
His main role at CBS will be play-by-play announcer for “The NFL on CBS,” paired with Dan Dierdorf. Enberg will also do play-by-play for college basketball, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the Masters and the PGA Championship.
Enberg’s departure from NBC was preordained when the Peacock lost the bidding rights to pro football to CBS, which locked up an eight-year contract beginning with the 1998 season. Enberg had covered NFL football as play-by-play man for 28 seasons up to 1998.
Beginning his on-air career in 1965, Enberg became the radio and TV voice of the California Angels, UCLA basketball and the Los Angeles Rams. He was a four-time California Sportscaster of the Year before joining NBC in 1975.