Jim Nantz, CBS reach agreement on long-term contract, per reports

The biggest-name free agent in the sports media world is staying at CBS. 

Veteran announcer Jim Nantz has signed a new contract with the network that will keep him as the voice of The Masters, March Madness and the NFL for years to come, his agent, Sandy Montag, confirmed to multiple media outlets Thursday.

News of the new contract was first reported by Sports Business Journal.

Nantz, 61, has been with CBS Sports since 1985, rising to become one of the most recognizable voices in sports broadcasting – and the face of CBS's most high-profile events.

Last month, Nantz called his sixth Super Bowl – and second with current on-air partner Tony Romo – as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs.

He's also working as part of the top announcing team on CBS's coverage of the men's NCAA Basketball Tournament and is set to call all three games in the Final Four next month.

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Broadcaster Jim Nantz applauds after a basketball game between the Houston Cougars and Memphis Tigers at Fertitta Center on March 8, 2020. (Photo: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Then later in April, he'll head back to Augusta National Golf Club to anchor the network's coverage of The Masters. 

Nantz's current contract, which pays him a reported $6.5 million per year, was set to expire this spring. Terms of his new contract were not announced, but last year Romo re-signed with CBS for a deal worth $17.5 million per year. 

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