James Brown is the current host of “The NFL Today” on CBS and "Inside The NFL" on Showtime. A three-time Emmy Award-winning network broadcaster, Brown has hosted the Super Bowl a record-tying nine times including Super Bowl 53 on CBS. Brown is a special correspondent for CBS News and contributes to various programs such as “CBS Evening News,” “60 Minutes,” “48 Hours,” and “CBS This Morning.” “He is also a founding partner of Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals.
Among numerous honors, Brown was elected to the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in August 2020, was named the Best Studio Host of the Decade by SI.com in 2010, received the 2016 Pete Rozelle Award by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which recognizes “longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football,” and received “The Uncommon Award” from Tony Dungy for his “uncommon leadership through character and faith.”
In 1974, Brown asked the Lord into his heart after realizing that success by the world’s standard was a pretty empty feeling. That began a 10-to-12-year search before landing in a word-based church, Rhema Christian Center Church. Brown has been a minister since 2002 and on April 19, 2009, he became an ordained minister. Brown has a full ministry calendar, speaking at numerous churches and men’s conferences around the country.
In September 2009, Brown’s first co-authored book entitled, Role of a Lifetime: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Significant Living, was released.