5-time Emmy Award Winner
3 Olympic Games
6 World Championships
22 Years experience
Five-time Emmy Award-winner Jim Watson is a full-time play-by-play announcer, anchor, reporter and host for PAC-12 NETWORK, NBC SPORTS, UNIVERSAL SPORTS, FOX SPORTS NET, THE MOUNTAIN, ESPN3, TIME WARNER and several other national and regional networks.
Watson's signature is his versatility. During a career that spans 20 years, there is virtually no sport he hasn't
called or covered. From Major League Baseball (MLB), to international beach volleyball (FIVB) to college football
(NCAA) and three Olympic Games (IOC)-21 sports in all.
Currently, Watson is a play-by-play announcer for several Pac-12 sports. During this school year alone, Watson has worked more than 30
conference events, including the Pac-12 Championships for football, basketball, swimming and gymnastics.
In the past, he has also called Pac-12 baseball, volleyball, track & field, cross-country, tennis, golf, softball and soccer.
In addition, Watson was the original host of "Runnin' with the Pac" for its first five seasons.
In the summer of 2012 Watson worked his third Olympic Games for NBC Sports. Once again featuring his versatility,
Weightlifting will be his third different Olympic sport. In 2000, he was the play-by-play announcer for
Beach Volleyball in Sydney, Australia and in 2004 moved to Indoor Volleyball for the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
Watson is also the pregame and postgame host/reporter for "Dodgers Live", the play-by-play announcer
for the (FIVB) Beach Volleyball World Tour and for the past five seasons, the play-by-play announcer for
the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer, (MLS).
In the spring of 2012 Watson called the World Championships for rowing.
It will be the sixth World Championship sport on his resume, having previously worked
the World Championships of Snowboard Cross, the World Championships of Beach Volleyball,
the (team) Volleyball World Championships, as well as calling both the men's and women's
competitions for the Water Polo World Championships. Watson was also at the mic for the
World Wrestling Championships, (both Greco-Roman and Freestyle).
Watson has added his voice to football, basketball, baseball, beach volleyball, team volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, water polo, swimming,
weightlifting, track & field, cross-country, wrestling, skiing, snowboarding, ice hockey, softball, golf, tennis, motocross and rowing.
In addition to his work on professional, Olympic and collegiate sports, Watson has also called
the football & basketball high school State Championships in California, Oregon and Washington.
Watson attended the University of Hawaii, (UH) and the University of Southern California, (USC).
He graduated from USC in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Information, (SPIN).
He is married and lives with his beautiful wife Shauna near the beach in Santa Monica, California.