Who is Announcing the Kentucky Derby 2023? Full Breakdown of This Year's Broadcast Crew and Channel

Who is announcing the 2023 Kentucky Derby? Full breakdown of this year's broadcast crew and channel.
Who is announcing the 2023 Kentucky Derby? Full breakdown of this year's broadcast crew and channel. / (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes, File)
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Kentucky Derby Week is finally here once again, and horse racing fans are full of anticipation for this year's event. The 149th Run for the Roses is sure to feature plenty of excitement as 20 of the world's best horses aim to capture the crown.

Before the event begins, though, many are curious about the broadcast for this year's race. With that in mind, here's everything you need to know about TV coverage of the 2023 Kentucky Derby.

Who is Announcing the Kentucky Derby 2023?

The Kentucky Derby will air on NBC once again in 2023. Mike Tirico returns to serve as studio host for the seventh straight year, while Larry Collmus will call the race. They'll be joined by a team of NBC correspondents to cover the Derby, as well as the other racing action on Friday and Saturday.

Tirico is an accomplished sportscaster who first rose to fame as a SportsCenter anchor in the early 1990s. The New York native spent 25 years at ESPN before landing at NBC, where he's handled hosting duties for numerous big events, including the World Cup, Olympics and Sunday Night Football.

Collmus, meanwhile, succeeded Tom Durkin as NBC's voice of the Kentucky Derby race after the 2010 event. As the announcer for all of the network's horse coverage, Collmus has had the chance to call a few Triple Crown wins during his time with NBC. The 56-year-old also previously served as voice of the New York Racing Association.

Full NBC Sports Kentucky Derby 2023 Broadcast Crew

Tirico and Collmus won't be the only ones contributing to NBC's coverage of the 2023 Kentucky Derby. The network's team is set to include Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey and Derby veteran Randy Moss in analyst roles. Check out the full crew helping with Derby coverage below:

Name

Role

Mike Tirico

Main Host

Larry Collmus

Race Caller

Jerry Bailey

Analyst

Randy Moss

Analyst

Eddie Olczyk

Betting Contributor

Matt Bernier

Betting Contributor

Ahmed Fareed

Secondary Host

Britney Eurton

Reporter

Donna Brothers

Reporter

Kenny Rice

Reporter

Nick Luck

Reporter

Rebecca Lowe

Contributor

Steve Kornacki

Contributor

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Contributor

Matthew Berry

Betting Contributor

Dylan Dreyer

Fashion/Lifestyle Correspondent

Sanya Richards-Ross

Fashion/Lifestyle Correspondent

NBC Kentucky Derby Broadcast Schedule 2023

NBC's coverage of the 2023 Kentucky Derby will begin on Friday with several live Kentucky Oaks races being aired starting at 1 p.m. ET.

On Saturday, the network is offering a record 7.5 hours of live coverage from Churchill Downs. The action kicks off at 12 p.m. ET with the early Kentucky Derby races, followed by coverage of the main event starting at 3 p.m. ET. Nine races will be shown on Saturday between NBC and Peacock.

For the first time ever, NBC is also offering a Spanish-language broadcast of the Kentucky Derby in 2023. The race will air at 6:30 p.m. ET on Universo. Viewers can also stream the event on TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo app.

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