Christopher James Berman, nicknamed "Boomer", is an American sportscaster. He has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979, joining a month after its initial launch, and hosted the network's Sunday NFL Countdown program from 1985 to 2016. He has also anchored Monday Night Countdown, U.S. Open golf, the Stanley Cup Finals, and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports. Berman calls play-by-play of select Major League Baseball games for ESPN, which included the Home Run Derby until 2016. A six-time honoree of the National Sports Media Association's "National Sportscaster of the Year" award, Berman was instrumental in establishing ESPN's lasting popularity during the network's formative years. He is well known for his various catchphrases and quirky demeanor. In January 2017, ESPN announced that Berman would be stepping down from several NFL-related roles at the network, but would remain at the company.
|Born||Christopher James Berman, May 10, 1955, Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Education||Brown University, B.A. History|
|Occupation||TV, radio sportscaster, television personality|
|Known for||Work as co-host of Sunday NFL Countdown program on ESPN from 1985 to 2016|
|Title||NFL studio host, ESPN / ESPN SportsCenter anchor, sports commentator|
|IMDb||Chris Berman's IMDb|
Famous sportscaster who joined ESPN during its inception; became a specialist in all major sports, but best known for his football coverage.
He studied history at Brown University.
He immortalized the call, 'He...could...go...all..the..way!' and many other signature sayings that became standard jargon across the NFL.
He had a son and a daughter with his wife Kathy.
One of his better known calls regarded former NFL quarterback Jake Delhomme, who he would refer to as "Daylight come and you gotta Delhomme."
- You're with me, leather - "You're with me, leather" or YWML as it is also known, is a phrase popular with sports website Deadspin, its readers and fellow sports bloggers, and has grown into an Internet phenomenon.
- Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award recipients
- Boston Red Sox broadcasters
- American television sports anchors
- Golf writers and broadcasters
- National Hockey League broadcasters
- American television sports announcers
Latest information about Chris Berman updated on June 14 2021.