This is Harlan's second year calling play-by-play for CBS Sports' coverage of the NCAA Men's college basketball tournament. He joined CBS Television Network's NFL broadcast team as a play-by-play announcer in 1998.
Harlan, a veteran football and basketball broadcaster, came to CBS Sports after working as a play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports' coverage of the NFL for four seasons.
He has been the radio voice of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves for nine seasons (1989-present) and calls the action on the Timberwolves Television Network. In addition, he handled play-by-play duties for TNT and TBS during their NBA playoff coverage since 1996. He called basketball games from the 1998 Goodwill Games and has done several college football Bowl games. He also has called NFL action for NBC Sports and college football for ESPN, as well as college football and basketball and championship boxing for the Mutual Broadcasting System.
Harlan landed his first job as the radio and television voice of the NBA's Kansas City Kings at the age of 22. He then spent nine seasons (1985-93) as the voice of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs.
Harlan was born June 21, 1960, in Milwaukee and raised in Green Bay, Wis. He was graduated from the University of Kansas in 1982 with a degree in broadcast journalism. He and his wife, Ann, reside in Mission Hills, Kan., with their four children.