Jim Lampley

Born Apr 8, 1949

Jim Lampley is an American sportscaster, news anchor, movie producer, and restaurant owner. Lampley has covered a record 14 Olympic Games on U.S. television, most recently the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

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1949 Birth Born on April 8, 1949.


1971 22 Years Old He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1971 with a degree in English and finished coursework in 1974 for a Master in Mass Communications also at UNC but never wrote his thesis because his career took off.
1974 25 Years Old In 1974, while in graduate school, he was chosen along with Don Tollefson in what ABC called a talent hunt. … Read More


1983 34 Years Old From 1983 to 1985, he was the studio host of ABC broadcasts of the United States Football League (USFL), a spring league that featured stars such as Herschel Walker, Jim Kelly, Steve Young and Reggie White.
1984 35 Years Old On July 4, 1984, with Sam Posey alongside, he called the NASCAR Firecracker 400, and interviewed President Ronald Reagan during the winner's interview with Richard Petty.
1985 36 Years Old In 1985, Lampley along with Al Michaels served as anchors for ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XIX, the first Super Bowl that ABC televised. … Read More
1987 38 Years Old In 1987, Lampley moved to CBS. … Read More


1992 43 Years Old 1 More Event
He also attended the Albertville Olympics in 1992, as a news anchor for KCBS-TV.
1993 44 Years Old In 1993, Lampley took over studio hosting duties for Bob Costas on The NFL on NBC. … Read More
1995 46 Years Old In 1995, he began working at the Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel HBO series. … Read More
1998 49 Years Old In 1998, he covered the Nagano Olympics and the Goodwill Games for Turner, and in 2000, he covered the Sydney Olympics, again for NBC.


2004 55 Years Old In 2004, Lampley was the daytime anchor for NBC's Olympics coverage for the 2004 Summer Olympics, as well as anchoring the USA Network's coverage of the Games.
In 2006, Lampley served as a central correspondent for the 2006 Winter Olympics which aired on the networks of NBC Universal.
He also appeared in the 2007 sports comedy films Blades of Glory starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, and Balls of Fury, with Christopher Walken. … Read More


2012 63 Years Old 1 More Event
Lampley also did not cover the 2012 Summer Olympics either in which Michaels also served as the daytime host. … Read More
2015 66 Years Old Lampley is part of the 2015 class for the International Boxing Hall of Fame. … Read More
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