FOX's Brown Will Leave to Be CBS's N.F.L. Host
By RICHARD SANDOMIR
In a series of changes expected to be announced Monday, James Brown will leave as the host of Fox Sports' N.F.L. pregame program to take the same job on CBS's "The NFL Today."
Brown will replace Greg Gumbel, who will shift to calling games with Dan Dierdorf as the network's No. 2 announcing team, according to three executives apprised of the changes but granted anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
Brown, who left CBS to be a founding member of "Fox NFL Sunday," the highest-rated Sunday pregame program, became available because he had not signed a contract renewal. Gumbel agreed in 2004 to move from the No. 1 play-by-play job to the "NFL Today" studio, swapping jobs with Jim Nantz.
The changes also mean that **** Enberg, Dierdorf's partner, will work with a different partner. "I was shocked when I got the call," Enberg said in a telephone interview. "I still regard myself as being very strong on football, and I think we had a great season. I can't accept that my work is any less than it was in the past. I feel I story-tell as well as anyone. I won't take this as a defeat."
In other changes, Bonnie Bernstein is leaving as one of CBS's N.F.L. sideline reporters, and Armen Keteyian, another sideline reporter, is expected to shift to investigative work at CBS News.