Peter Drury, an English Premier League match announcer since its inception in 1992, has joined NBC Sports as its lead EPL play-by-play commentator, it was announced Wednesday.
For the past 18 years, Drury has handled play-by-play for the EPL’s world feed, with many of the matches he has called appearing on the platforms of NBCUniversal.
“Peter has been the soundtrack for millions of Premier League viewers around the world for many years, calling some of the league’s most memorable moments” Pierre Moossa, coordinating producer of NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage, said in a statement. “We are excited that he will now be the narrator of the Premier League for future generations of American supporters.”
Added Drury: “I am thrilled to be joining an NBC Sports team which has established a terrific reputation within the Premier League broadcasting world. I’ve been so fortunate to work on this fantastic competition since it began. I hope I can play my part in articulating, for an ever-growing American audience, the excitement of its week-by-week narrative.”
A two-time winner of the Football Supporters’ Association Commentator of the Year (2019, 2021) and the recipient of the Sports’ Journalists’ Association Commentator of the Year honor in 2020, Drury called Premier League matches and other properties for ITV (1998-2012) and handled the league and additional sports as a commentator and presenter for BBC Radio (1990-98). He has also called UEFA Champions League, Europa League., FA Cup, Serie A and Bundesliga soccer competition for Amazon Prime Video, BT Sport and CBS Sports.
This fall, Drury will call World Cup matches for the seventh consecutive cycle, handling the world feed for Host Broadcast Services.
This summer, NBC Sports begins its 10th season as the U.S. media home of the EPL, and will present matches, studio programming and additional coverage across NBC, Peacock and USA Network. The 2022-23 season kicks off Aug. 5-7.