|Packer out, Kellogg in as CBS lead announcer|
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|Monday, 14 July 2008 05:34|
Kellogg has done game and studio analysis for CBS for 16 years. He will partner with Jim Nantz on his first Final Four in April.
``With his unquestioned popularity and performance over the years, Clark Kellogg earned all rights to this top spot,'' Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports, said in a statement Monday. ``Like Billy Packer, Al McGuire or any of the most highly regarded broadcasters, Clark is an original voice with his own style and perspective.''
Packer confirmed the move Sunday, through a CBS official, to The Miami Herald, which first reported the story. Packer is pursuing other basketball projects and declined further comment.
Kellogg said he was ``excited, humbled and quite pleased'' at the opportunity.
``I appreciate the confidence Sean has expressed in affording me this new role,'' he said in a statement.