James Brown is a three-time emmy award winning network broadcaster and in 2010 was named SI.com's "Best Studio Host of the Decade". He is the host of "The NFL Today" on CBS and Super Bowl 50, host of "Thursday Night Football" on CBS and Special Correspondent for CBS News, contributing to various programs including "60 Minutes". Previous broadcasting roles include co-host of "Fox NFL Sunday", host of "Inside The NFL" on Showtime, correspondent for "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" on HBO and a nationally syndicated radio show on Sporting News Radio.
Born in Washington, D.C., Mr. Brown attended DeMatha Catholic High School. Mr. Brown graduated from Harvard University. A standout on the basketball court, Mr. Brown received All-Ivy League honors in his last three seasons at Harvard University and captained the team in his senior year.
In September 2009, Brown wrote his first book and memoir, Role of a Lifetime: Reflections on Faith, Family and Significant Living. He is a co-founder and principal of the Brown Technology Group, a certified minority owned and operated information technology company, and is a founding partner of the Washington Nationals. Brown serves as AARP’s Community Ambassador for Life Reimagined. JB is also a partner with FullCircle Intermedia, a company that assists athletes and entertainers in developing their brand to ensure long term success.
James is an ordained minister and has been blessed to minister at numerous churches and Men’s Conferences around the country. He has also appeared on several Christian network television shows, such as "Praise the Lord" (PTL), "Hour of Power" and the "700 Club".
No stranger to charitable works, JB works on behalf of DC College Access Program (DCCAP), Special Olympics DC, Joe Gibbs' Youth For Tomorrow, The Salvation Army, to name few. Among numerous honors, mostly recently JB received "The Uncommon Award" from Tony Dungy for his "uncommon leadership through character and faith"
James and his wife Dorothy reside in the Washington, DC area. He is a grandfather to three granddaughters and one grandson.