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Bears announce preseason broadcast team


The Bears on Thursday announced that Adam Amin and Kyle Brandt will join former quarterback Jim Miller on their 2018 Fox 32 preseason broadcasts.

Amin will serve as the play-by-play announcer and Miller will work as the color analyst for the Bears' preseason contests at Cincinnati (Aug. 9), at Denver (Aug. 18) and versus Kansas City, while Brandt will join Miller for the preseason finale versus Buffalo (Aug. 30).

All three have Chicago-area ties. Amin grew up in Addison, Brandt is from Lincolnshire and Miller played four seasons with the Bears from 1999-2002, helping lead them to the NFC Central championship with a 13-3 record in 2001.

The Bears' first preseason contest—the Hall of Fame Game against the Baltimore Ravens Aug. 2 in Canton, Ohio—will be televised nationally on NBC.


Kyle Brandt asks a question during an interview on NFL Network.

The radio broadcasts for all five Bears preseason games will be on WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM and feature play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak, color analyst Tom Thayer and sideline reporter Mark Grote.

Amin joined ESPN as a play-by-play commentator in 2011 at age 24, becoming one of the network's youngest ever game-callers. He calls numerous sports and events including college football, the NBA playoffs, Major League Baseball, the Women's Final Four, the Women's College World Series and the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. He also serves as ESPN Radio's lead announcer for NFL games.

Prior to joining ESPN, Amin handled play-by-play, hosting and reporting tasks for Turner Sports Digital/NCAA Productions, FOX Sports Wisconsin, the Illinois High School Association and the Horizon League Network. He graduated with a degree in television and radio from Valparaiso University where he was twice named Indiana Collegiate Sportscaster of the Year by the state association of broadcasters and was a finalist for the Jim Nantz Award in 2009.

Brandt hosts NFL Network's "Good Morning Football." He previously was a producer and writer for "The Jim Rome Show" and "Jim Rome on Showtime," in addition to hosting a weekly segment on "Rome."

In 2001, Brandt was cast as a member of MTV's "The Real World: Chicago," which was followed by a three-year career on "Days of Our Lives." From 1998-2001, Brandt attended Princeton University, where he was also a running back.

The Stevenson High School alum was a three-time All-Conference running back during his high school career and was the team's "Big Gun Award" winner in 1997, which is an award voted on by teammates that recognizes the most valuable varsity player. He also recently co-hosted the Orange Carpet at the 23rd annual Bears Care Gala at Soldier Field.

Miller has been part of the Bears preseason broadcast team since 2012. The former Bears quarterback also co-hosts the Bears All Access radio show on WSCR, along with "Movin' the Chains" on SiriusXM NFL Radio. A Michigan native, Miller served as the color commentator for Michigan State football radio broadcasts until he joined the Bears broadcast team.

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