Verne is one of the all-time great sports broadcasters. Whether it be as the lead play-by-play
announcer for CBS’s coverage of college football, or as one of the key play-by-play announcers
for CBS’S NCAA Tournament, Verne is always at his best on the microphone.
Verne has done the play-by-play announcing for figure skating at 1992, 1994 and 1998 Olympic
Winter Games. He has also done the announcing for NFL, NBA, college basketball, including
NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, The Masters and several additional golf events. He worked
with Terry Bradshaw and Dan Fouts, and occasionally with lead analyst John Madden, on
Network's NFL broadcasts. Verne also spent eight years at ABC Sports and three years as
play-by-play announcer for TNT's NFL, NBA, golf and figure skating coverage (1995-97)…
Verne is well known in Texas as the long-time radio voice of the Dallas Cowboys (1972-84).
He was sports director at WFAA-TV Dallas for 16 years, where he won seven consecutive
“Texas Sportscaster of the Year” awards (1977-83)…
Born in Duluth, Minnesota, Verne grew up in Texas. He received a sociology degree from
Texas Lutheran College. Currently he lives in Steamboat Springs, Colo., with his wife, Nancy.