Lon McEachern and Norman Chad Return for the WSOP on CBS Sports Network

The network may have changed, but two familiar faces will bring viewers all of the action from the WSOP mothership this fall when the World Series of Poker moves to its new broadcast home on CBS Sports Network.

Lon McEachern and Norman Chad

Voices of the WSOP, Lon McEachern and Norman Chad, will be back in the booth as coverage of the series switches to CBS Sports Network. (Image: Facebook/WSOP Academy)

McEachern and Chad have bounced off of each other during WSOP broadcasts on ESPN since 2003. However, when it emerged that CBS Sports Network would become the home of the WSOP on TV, there were concerns that the change could spell the end for the dynamic duo.

McEachern was quickly confirmed as the lead announcer, but Chad’s status remained uncertain until this week. The good news for those who enjoy Chad’s irreverent humor is that he will again be behind the mic this year. The veteran announcer told Pokernews that he’s agreed to a deal with CBS Sports Network. He acknowledged the contribution ESPN has made to poker and hopes the next chapter is just as successful.

This year’s WSOP will run from Sept. 30 until Nov. 23. Although there may be certain COVID restrictions in place, the aim is to run the series as close to normal as possible. Live streams will be available throughout the series on PokerGo. Alongside the streams will be 41 hours of TV coverage on CBS Sports Network.

In addition to showing highlights from 18 bracelet events, the sports network will broadcast 15 hours of Main Event action. McEachern and Chad will provide commentary for every show, and US viewers can tune in via DirecTV channel 221, the Dish Network channel 158, or through their local cable provider (if applicable).

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Daniel Smyth
Dan Smyth is a poker media journeyman who politely reminds CardsChat readers that poker is played all around the world, not just America.

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