Brad Nessler Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Brad Nessler

Birthday :

June 3, 1956

Birth Place :

St. Charles, Minnesota, United States of America

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Brad Nessler was born on June 3, 1956, in St. Charles, Minnesota, USA.


Brad Nessler attended and graduated from Minnesota State University.


Commenting Career

One of Nessler’s first commenting jobs was working for the Georgia Tech basketball team in 1980. His co-host at the time was Al Ciraldo. Brad Nessler stayed with this team until 1981. In 1982, he began to comment for the Atlanta Falcons. 

Two years later, he commented for both Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Falcons, but only for one season. Afterward, he resumed commenting for only the Atlanta Falcons until 1988. From 1988 to 1989, he then commented for the Minnesota Vikings.

In 1990, Brad Nessler began working for CBS Sports as a commentator. While with his group, he commented for many sports teams for sports like basketball and football. He did this until 1991.

In 1992, he began working for ESPN. With this group, he commented mostly on college basketball games; however, he also did comment on several college football games as well. IN 1997, he also began working for ABC Sports, while still working for ESPN. At this time, his co-host was Gary Danielson.  It was around this time that his fame as a sports commentator began to soar. By 1999, he was considered the #1 college sports commentator in the USA.

In 2002, Brad Nessler began to comment for the NBA college basketball games. He did this until 2004. He resumed doing this same job in 2006 and currently continues to work with the NBA.

Working with ESPN again in 2006, Nessler started to comment on Monday Night Football. Some of his co-hosts for the games were Bonnie Bernstein, Dick Vermeil,  Ron Jaworski, Trent Dilfer, and Suzy Kolber. He did this job until 2011.

In 2011, Brad Nessler began working with the NFL Network. With this group, he commented on the Thursday Night Football games. His co-host for these games was Mike Maycock. He worked with this group until 2013.

In 2016, it was announced that Brad Nessler would begin working with CBS for the 2017 season. He is going to be hosting with Gary Danielson again and for the first time, Allie LaForce.


Television, Film, And Video Game Career

Throughout his long commenting career, from 1970 to 2016, Brad Nessler has commented on many sports games which have been aired on television. Because of this, Nessler himself has also appeared on television. He has also been nominated for two awards (both CableACE Sports Play-By-Play Announcer Awards) for these television airing for his commenting. However, he has also made appearances both in film and in a video game. These feats are listed below.

In 1985, Brad Nessler played a small role as a reporter in the sport’s film The Slugger’s Wife.

Around the late 1990’s, Brad Nessler began voicing himself in various sports video games(as a sports commentator). He has voiced himself in both the EA Sports NCAA Football games as well as the EA Sports NCAA March Madness games.  Rumor has it that he also plans to use his voice for video game commenting in the future.


Family Life

Brad Nessler is married to Nancy Nessler. Together, they have one daughter.

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