Carter Blackburn joined ESPN in 2009 as a play-by-play announcer, calling college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and more across ESPN’s networks. His roles include the SEC Network and Pac-12 football.
Before joining ESPN full time, Blackburn worked on CBS Sports’ NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship coverage from 2008-09. He called regular-season basketball games for CBS Sports and served as play-by-play announcer for CBS College Sports Network on college football, college basketball, college baseball and other events for the network from 2003-09.
In 2008, he served as host for CBS College Sports Network’s Final Four coverage from San Antonio, Texas. Before joining CBS College Sports Network, Blackburn worked for ISP Sports and Fox Sports South in Winston-Salem, N.C., handling a variety of radio and television duties.
A native of Kerrville, Texas, Blackburn began his broadcasting career at the early age of 15, announcing Tivy High School games on local radio station KERV.
Blackburn, who now lives in Austin, Texas, earned a Bachelor of Science in public communication and political science from Syracuse University in 2001. While attending Syracuse, he served as play-by-play announcer for football, basketball and lacrosse broadcasts on WAER-FM and Syracuse University Radio Network.