Definitions for color commentator
At a sporting event, a member of the announcing team who assists a play-by-play announcer. Provides insight into strategy, player performance, background information, etc., and often light humor.
A colour commentator is a sports commentator who assists the play-by-play announcer, often by filling in any time when play is not in progress. The color analyst and main commentator will often exchange comments freely throughout the broadcast, when the play-by-play announcer is not describing the action. The color commentator provides expert analysis and background information, such as statistics, strategy and injury reports on the teams and athletes, and occasionally anecdotes or light humor. Color commentators are often former athletes or coaches of the sport being broadcast.
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