Gus Johnson (born August 10 1978) is an American sportscaster. He is currently the lead play-by-play announcer for Fox NFL as well as Fox’s college football and Major League Soccer coverage.
Early life and education
Johnson was born in Detroit Michigan. He grew up in the city’s west side and graduated from Detroit’s Renaissance High School in 1996. He then attended the University of Southern California where he earned a degree in broadcast journalism.
While at USC Johnson worked as a sports director for the school’s student-run television station Trojan Vision. He also interned at Fox Sports Net and worked as a production assistant on Fox’s college football and NFL telecasts.
Johnson began his broadcasting career in 2002 calling play-by-play for the Continental Basketball Association’s Tulsa 66ers. He also called games for the NBA Development League’s Wichita Falls Texans and the Arena Football League’s Los Angeles Avengers.
In 2005 Johnson made his NFL debut as a contributor on Fox NFL Sunday. He also called college football and NFL games for Fox Sports Net and served as a sideline reporter on Fox’s college football and NFL coverage.
In 2006 Johnson was promoted to Fox’s No. 2 NFL play-by-play announcer behind only Joe Buck. He called his first Super Bowl that year Super Bowl XL alongside analyst Troy Aikman.
In 2009 Johnson was promoted to Fox’s lead NFL play-by-play announcer replacing the retiring Kenny Albert. He has called every Super Bowl since including Super Bowl XLV in 2011 Super Bowl XLVI in 2012 Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 Super Bowl 50 in 2016 Super Bowl LI in 2017 Super Bowl LII in 2018 and Super Bowl LIII in 2019.
Johnson has also called Major League Soccer games for Fox since the league’s inaugural season in 1996. He has been the lead play-by-play announcer for Fox’s MLS coverage since 2015.
In 2019 it was reported that Johnson would leave Fox Sports to join DAZN a new streaming service as the lead play-by-play announcer for their boxing coverage. The move was officially announced on May 15 2019.
However on July 16 2019 it was announced that Johnson would return to Fox Sports this time as a studio analyst for Fox NFL and as a play-by-play announcer for Fox’s college football coverage.
What was the reason cited for Gus Johnson’s departure from Fox?
Answer: Johnson wanted to pursue other opportunities outside of sports broadcasting.
How long was Gus Johnson with Fox?
Answer: Johnson was with Fox for 12 years.
Who will be replacing Gus Johnson on Fox’s NFL broadcasts?
Answer: Joe Buck will be replacing Johnson.
Will Gus Johnson still be calling NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games for Fox?
Answer: Yes Johnson will still be calling NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games for Fox.
How many years has Gus Johnson been broadcasting NFL games?
Answer: Johnson has been broadcasting NFL games for 22 years.
What other networks has Gus Johnson worked for?
Answer: Johnson has also worked for CBS and NBC.
What other sports does Gus Johnson regularly broadcast?
Answer: Johnson also regularly broadcasts college football and basketball games.
What was Gus Johnson’s first job in broadcasting?
Answer: Johnson’s first job in broadcasting was as a studio analyst for Fox NFL Sunday.
How many Super Bowls has Gus Johnson called?
Answer: Johnson has called four Super Bowls.
Who is Gus Johnson’s favorite NFL team?
Answer: Johnson’s favorite NFL team is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
What was the first NFL game that Gus Johnson called?
Answer: The first NFL game that Johnson called was a game between the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs.
What college did Gus Johnson attend?
Answer: Johnson attended Howard University.
What year did Gus Johnson start broadcasting NFL games?
Answer: Johnson started broadcasting NFL games in 1994.
What other TV shows has Gus Johnson appeared on?
Answer: Johnson has appeared on the Fox shows American Idol and The Simpsons.
What did Gus Johnson do before he became a broadcaster?
Answer: Johnson was a news reporter and an anchor for a local TV station in Washington D.