Craig Sager

TURNER SPORTS

  • • Craig Sager will serve as a field reporter for TBS’ exclusive coverage of the 2010 MLB Division and the American League Championship Series. Sager has served in the same role for the network’s coverage of the MLB Postseason since 2007.

  • In October 2010, Sager will enter his 19th season as sideline reporter for TNT's Thursday night coverage of the NBA.

  • Sager reported from the sideline for TBS' Pac-10/Big 12 college football coverage from 2002 to 2006. He also served as the sideline reporter for the 50th annual Delchamps Senior Bowl from Ladd Memorial Stadium in Mobile, Ala., and the 1998 and 2000 Micron PC Bowl.

  • Sager reported on TNT’s coverage of the 2002 World Championships of Basketball; 2000 USA Basketball Games in Hawaii and Japan; as well as the 1999 Tournament of the Americas Olympic Qualifying Basketball Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Sager served as a reporter on TNT's NFL pre-game, halftime and post-game shows from 1990-97.

  • A veteran of international competition, Sager reported for TNT’s 2001 Goodwill Games from Brisbane, Australia; 2000 Winter Goodwill Games coverage from Lake Placid, N.Y.; TBS’ 1998 Goodwill Games coverage in New York; 1994 Goodwill Games in Russia; 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle; TBS' 1986 Goodwill Games in Moscow.

  • Sager joined CNN in 1981 after handling the network's first live remote report from the 1980 Major League Baseball Playoffs. At CNN, Sager was co-anchor of the network's Sports Tonight shows and was honored with a CableAce award in 1985. He also served TBS Sports as the anchor of College Football Scoreboard for four years (1982-85).

    CAREER

  • Sager served as a sideline reporter for NBC’s 2008 Olympic Basketball coverage from Beijing, China.

  • Prior to signing on with CNN, Sager spent two years at KMBC-TV in Kansas City, MO where he served as sports director and reporter and handled play-by-play duties during the regular season for the Kansas City Kings, as well as spring training for the Royals and pre-season Chiefs games.

  • Previously, Sager was sports director for WINK-TV in Ft. Myers, Fla., where he was honored with the Sportscaster of the Year Award from the Florida High School Coaches Association. He also had stints at WTSP-TV, St. Petersburg, Fla.; WSPB-Radio and WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Fla. where he began his broadcast career in 1972.

PERSONAL

  • Sager was honored with Southeast Emmy® Awards for his work as co-host of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade from 1990-95.

  • A native of Batavia, Ill., Sager holds a bachelor's degree in speech from Northwestern University. He walked on the football and basketball teams and served as Willie the Wildcat mascot for three years.

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