Bob Neal is one of America’s most versatile sportscasters. The recipient of the prestigious 2012 Lindsey Nelson Award from the National Football Foundation for career contributions to broadcasting.
Neal’s lengthy resume includes NCAA college football play-by-play on TBS, TNT and NBC. On TBS, Neal was the voice of the first national NCAA college football cable telecasts, beginning in 1982. Bob’s first college play by play experience was for his beloved Wolverines, while in graduate school at the University of Michigan.
Along with work on TNT and TBS for the Atlanta Braves and Hawks, the NBA Draft and NBA All Star Saturday, PGA Tour events, and World Cup soccer, Neal was the radio voice of the NFL Atlanta Falcons for ten years (1975-81, 1995-97).
Neal has also been a familiar voice for Turner Sports on its national NBA coverage for TNT and TBS telecasts for 21 years. Currently, Bob can also be seen on NBA-TV.
In addition to his current hosting at CSS, his anchoring experience includes the 1986 and 1990 Goodwill Games from Moscow and New York and The Stadium Show on TNT’s Sunday night NFL broadcasts. Neal’s long tenured association with Turner Broadcasting System began in 1977, hosting Sports Week, the first national sports show on cable.
Neal’s accolades include six Southeastern Emmys, three Associated Press Awards, and five National Emmys for his role in Turner Broadcasting’s Goodwill Games telecasts. Neal was also the recipient of the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi professional journalism award for his coverage of the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, while a news reporter.
Neal holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University and did graduate studies in Political Science at the University of Michigan.
Bob resides with his wife, Sally, in Smyrna, Georgia.