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Charlie Neal

Charlie Neal started his broadcasting as a disc jockey in the 1970’s before turning to television as a sportscaster, working for several affiliates in the Detroit, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. markets. Neal’s broadcast credits also include hosting NBA halftime and post-game shows and announcing for gymnastics and track and field events at the first-ever Goodwill Games in Moscow in 1986. He is best known for his 23 years with BET, as the lead commentator for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) sports. He joined ESPN in 2005, primarily serving as play-by-play announcer for HBCU football and basketball telecasts on ESPNU.