On Tuesday, NBC announced its new Sunday Night Football broadcast team for 2022 and it includes some well-known names.
The Sunday Night Football play-by-play announcer moving forward will be Mike Tirico. The new sideline reporter will be Melissa Stark with Cris Collinsworth still serving as the color analyst.
Tirico had long been considered to be the in-house favorite to replace Al Michaels as the play-by-play announcer after he left NBC for Amazon earlier in the offseason. As for Stark, she succeeds Michele Tafoya, who has left sports broadcasting to join the political sector.
“Sunday Night Football is destination viewing and we are thrilled to have Mike, Cris and Melissa call the action and tell the stories that football fans have come to expect from primetime TV’s #1 show,” NBC Sports Chairman Pete Bevacqua said in a Tuesday statement.