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List of Kentucky Derby broadcasters

The following is a list of national American television networks and announcers that have broadcast Kentucky Derby.

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Television

2010s

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
2010 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary L. Stevens, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers, Natalie Morales and Jim Cantore (weather) Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia

2000s

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
2009 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary L. Stevens, Mike Battaglia and Kenny Rice Kenny Rice and Donna Barton Brothers Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2008 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary L. Stevens, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers and Melissa Stark Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2007 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary L. Stevens, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers and Melissa Stark Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2006 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Gary L. Stevens, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers and Melissa Stark Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2005 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Charlsie Cantey, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers and Melissa Stark Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2004 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Charlsie Cantey, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice, Donna Barton Brothers and Melissa Stark Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2003 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Charlsie Cantey, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice and Donna Barton Brothers Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2002 NBC Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Charlsie Cantey, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice and Donna Barton Brothers Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2001 NBC[1] Tom Durkin Bob Costas and Tom Hammond Charlsie Cantey, Bob Neumeier and Mike Battaglia Kenny Rice and Donna Barton Brothers Bob Costas and Mike Battaglia
2000 ABC[2] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Hank Goldberg and Dave Johnson Charlsie Cantey, Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay and Charlsie Cantey

1990s

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
1999 ABC[3] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Hank Goldberg and Dave Johnson Charlsie Cantey, Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay and Charlsie Cantey
1998 ABC[4] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Hank Goldberg, Dave Johnson and Mike E. Smith Charlsie Cantey, Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay and Charlsie Cantey
1997 ABC[5] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey, Dave Johnson and Chris McCarron Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1996 ABC[6] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1995 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey, Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker, Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1994 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker, Lesley Visser and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1993 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey, Dave Johnson and Steve Cauthen Jack Whitaker and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1992 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1991 ABC[7] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Robin Roberts Jim McKay
1990 ABC[8] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay

1980s

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
1989 ABC[9] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay
1988 ABC[10] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay
1987 ABC[11] Dave Johnson Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Dave Johnson Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay
1986 ABC[12] Mike Battaglia Jim McKay and Al Michaels Charlsie Cantey and Bill Hartack Jack Whitaker and Lynn Swann Jim McKay
1985 ABC Mike Battaglia Jim McKay Bill Hartack Howard Cosell and Jack Whitaker Jim McKay
1984 ABC Mike Battaglia Jim McKay Bill Hartack Howard Cosell and Jack Whitaker Jim McKay
1983 ABC Mike Battaglia Jim McKay Bill Hartack Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford, and Jack Whitaker Jim McKay
1982 ABC Mike Battaglia Jim McKay John M. Veitch Howard Cosell and Jack Whitaker Jim McKay
1981 ABC Mike Battaglia Jim McKay Eddie Arcaro Howard Cosell Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1980 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay Eddie Arcaro Howard Cosell Jim McKay and Howard Cosell

1970s

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
1979 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay Eddie Arcaro Howard Cosell Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1978 ABC Dave Johnson Jim McKay Eddie Arcaro Howard Cosell and Chris Schenkel Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1977 ABC Chic Anderson Jim McKay Eddie Arcaro Howard Cosell Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1976 ABC Chic Anderson Jim McKay Howard Cosell Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1975 ABC Chic Anderson Jim McKay Howard Cosell Jim McKay and Howard Cosell
1974 CBS Chic Anderson Jack Whitaker Heywood Hale Broun and Frank I. Wright Jack Whitaker
1973 CBS Chic Anderson Jack Whitaker Heywood Hale Broun and Frank I. Wright Jack Whitaker
1972 CBS Chic Anderson Jack Whitaker Heywood Hale Broun and Frank I. Wright Pia Lindström Jack Whitaker
1971 CBS Chic Anderson Jack Whitaker Heywood Hale Broun Pia Lindström Jack Whitaker
1970 CBS Chic Anderson Jack Whitaker Heywood Hale Broun and Eddie Arcaro Jack Whitaker

1960s

Year Network Race caller Hosts Analysts Reporters Trophy presentation
1969 CBS Chic Anderson Jack Whitaker Heywood Hale Broun and Eddie Arcaro Jack Whitaker
1968 CBS Jack Drees Jack Drees and Jack Whitaker Jack Whitaker
1967 CBS Jack Drees Jack Drees and Jack Whitaker Jack Whitaker
1966 CBS Bryan Field Jack Drees and Jack Whitaker Jack Whitaker
1965 CBS Bryan Field Jack Drees and Jack Whitaker Gil Stratton Jack Whitaker
1964 CBS Bryan Field Jack Drees and Chris Schenkel Jack Whitaker
1963 CBS Bryan Field Jack Drees and Chris Schenkel Eddie Arcaro Jack Drees
1962 CBS Bryan Field Chris Schenkel Don Ameche Gil Stratton Chris Schenkel
1961 CBS Bryan Field Chris Schenkel Chris Schenkel
1960 CBS Fred Capossela Chris Schenkel, Bryan Field, and Bud Palmer Chris Schenkel

1950s

Year Network Race caller Color commentator
1959 CBS Fred Capossela Bryan Field and Chris Schenkel
1958 CBS Fred Capossela Bryan Field
1957 CBS Fred Capossela Bryan Field
1956 CBS Fred Capossela Bryan Field
1955 CBS Fred Capossela Phil Sutterfield and Win Elliot
1954 CBS Bryan Field Mel Allen
1953 CBS Bryan Field Mel Allen
1952 CBS Bryan Field Sam Renick

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