CBS Sports TV Team

Sideline Reporter


  • Craig Sager will serve as a sideline reporter for Turner and CBS' coverage of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
  • Sager is in his 19th season as sideline reporter for TNT's exclusive Thursday night NBA doubleheader coverage. Sager will also make several appearances on NBA TV during the 2010-11 NBA season.
  • Sager has served as a field reporter for TBS' exclusive coverage of the MLB Division Series and the American and National League Championship Series since 2007.
  • He served as a course reporter during the 2009 PGA Championship on TNT and
  • From 2002-2006, Sager was a sideline reporter for TBS' Pac-10/Big 12 college football coverage. He also served as the sideline reporter for the 50th annual Delchamps Senior Bowl from Ladd Memorial Stadium in Mobile, Ala., and both the 1998 and 2000 Micron PC Bowl.
  • He was a reporter for TNT's coverage of the 2002 World Championships of Basketball, 2000 USA Basketball Games coverage from 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. and TBS' 1998 Goodwill Games coverage from New York, 1994 Goodwill Games in Russia, 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle and 1986 Goodwill Games in Moscow.
  • Sager joined CNN in 1981 after handling the network's first live remote report from the 1980 MLB Postseason. While 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 as the anchor of College Football Scoreboard from 1982-85.

  • 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 for the Kansas City Kings, Royals spring training and Chiefs pre-season 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, Sarasota, Fla.; and WXLT-TV, Sarasota, Fla. where he began his broadcast career in 1972.

  • Sager was honored with a Georgia-area Emmy® Award 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 the university's Willie the Wildcat mascot for three years.