The Raiders today announced they will be unveiling a brand new preseason broadcast team this year which will feature two legendary former Raiders in the booth -- former Pro Bowl and four-time Super Bowl winning linebacker Matt Millen and Hall of Fame bound wide receiver Tim Brown.
The team will be led by veteran announcer Beth Mowins who will handle the play-by-play duties with Brown and Millen providing analysis. Nicole Zaloumis will provide sideline analysis, and JT the Brick will return, serving as host and sideline reporter for the telecasts.
Mowins has worked with ESPN since 1994, beginning as a commentator for women's college basketball. She began calling college football on ESPNU in 2005, and currently commentates on NCAA Championships in basketball, softball and volleyball in addition to regular season college football and men's and women's basketball.
"It's an honor to join the Raiders broadcast team with Tim, Matt, Nicole and JT," said Mowins in a statement. "Calling games for one of the premier franchises in the NFL is a real privilege, especially alongside a Hall of Famer and a four-time Super Bowl champion. The Raiders have always taken pride in being innovative and we are excited to engage with Raider Nation in what promises to be an exciting buildup to the new season."
Tim Brown will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 8. Then days later, fresh from sporting his yellow jacket, he will be working the Raiders first preseason game in Oakland when the Raiders face the Rams on August 14. He has some broadcast experience. In 2012, Brown joined SiriusXM Radio as a football analyst and host and he currently is a college football analyst for ESPN, as well as a co-host on a CBS radio affiliate in Dallas.
"I'm really looking forward to it," said Brown. "Not only is it the Raiders, but I'll be alongside Matt Millen, who took care of me when I first joined the team. I can't wait to get started."
Millen was originally a second round pick for the Raiders in 1980 where he spent the first 12 seasons of his career. In that time he was part of two Super Bowl winning teams. He later earned two more Super Bowl rings in San Francisco and Washington. Following his playing career, he became a commentator before being named the CEO of the Detroit Lions for seven seasons from 2001-08. Afterward he returned to broadcasting as an analyst for NBC, the NFL Network and Westwood One radio and joined FOX Sports in May 2015 as the lead game analyst for the Big Ten Network.
Zaloumis is currently the SiriusXM host of B/R Spotlight on Bleacher Report Radio after previously serving as co-host on the NFL Network's NFL AM show from 2012-14. A Bay Area native, Zaloumis was a host and sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network prior to a stint Comcast SportsNet New England, where she was a main anchor and reporter on the network's daily show, "Chevrolet SportsNet Central." She was also a host and reporter in Phoenix and Washington, D.C.
JT the Brick currently hosts a nationally-syndicated talk show on FOX Sports Radio. He has handled preseason sideline reporting duties for the Silver and Black since 2008, has served as the host for the "Raiders Report" television show, and has appeared on numerous national radio and television broadcasts.
Silver and Black Productions will produce and broadcast three of the Raiders' four preseason games this year which will appear on the local FOX affiliate KTVU-2/KICU-36.. Those will be their preseason opener against the Rams on August 14, the second preseason game in Minnesota on August 22, and their preseason finale in Seattle.
The week three home preseason game on August 30 will be nationally televised on NBC Sunday Night Football.