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CBS reveals announcers for Chiefs’ first three games

Broadcaster Kevin Harlan will work the Chiefs’ first game.
Broadcaster Kevin Harlan will work the Chiefs’ first game.

CBS announced its broadcasters for the upcoming NFL season, and once again, there are a number of former Chiefs involved.

The pregame studio show will be hosted by James Brown, and former Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez will be an analyst along with Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher and Bart Scott. Jason La Canfora continues to serve as the “NFL Insider.”

Jim Nantz, analyst Phil Simms and sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson will be the network’s top announcing team, while Ian Engle and Dan Fouts are the No. 2 team with Evan Washburn as a sideline reporter.

The other teams include Greg Gumbel and former Chiefs quarterback Trent Green with Jamie Erdahl as the sideline reporter; and Kevin Harlan, who lives in Mission Hills, with former Chiefs quarterback Rich Gannon.

Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots will work together, as will Tom McCarthy with Adam Archuleta; Carter Blackburn with Chris Simms; and a three-man booth of Andrew Catalon, Tasker and Steve Beuerlein. Brad Nessler will call play-by-play for select games.

CBS also announced its announcers for the first four weeks of the season.

Harlan and Gannon will call the Chiefs’ opener against San Diego at Arrowhead Stadium on Sept. 11. That has a noon kickoff.

For the Chiefs’ Sept. 18 game at Houston, the announcers will be Dedes and Wilcots. Gumbel and Green will be at Arrowhead on Sept. 25 when the Chiefs play host to the Jets. The Chiefs’ game on Oct. 2 is at night.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff