Gottlieb Leaves ESPN for CBS Sports

CBS Sports announced today that it has signed Doug Gottlieb to a multi-year, multi-platform deal.

The former ESPN host and college basketball analyst will host a 3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. ET daily radio show on the upcoming CBS Sports Radio Network.  The new show will launch on January 2nd.

Gottlieb will also serve as studio and game analyst for CBS’s coverage of college basketball and its shared coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship with Turner Sports.

Gottlieb will host a new show airing weekdays on CBS Sports Network beginning this fall and will be an analyst for regular-season college basketball.

Finally Gottlieb will be a contributor to CBSSports.com.

“This is the first of many prominent personalities we will be adding to the CBS Sports Radio lineup,” said Dan Mason, President and CEO, CBS Radio..  “Doug is well-versed in today’s sports landscape and for years has entertained audiences with his unique blend of wit, honesty and outspokenness – traits essential for creating great radio programming.  We are thrilled to provide this exciting show to our new and soon-to-be announced affiliates across the country.”

“CBS has among its portfolio the most powerful assets in all of sports and is home to arguably the greatest championship event – the NCAA Tournament,” said Gottlieb.  “Thinking about the reach of CBS Sports Radio and the continued growth of CBS Sports Network, coupled with quality online reporting and the overall distinguished reputation of CBS Sports, this was an easy choice to make, and an opportunity I couldn’t resist.”