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Brad Johansen is a sportscaster. He was the voice of the Cincinnati Bengals, but in 2011 replaced Paul Keels as preseason play-by-play announcer which he continues to do. Brad Hoard was hired to replace Johansen in the radio booth. He is also the voice of the Xavier Musketeers men's basketball team as well as high school football for Fox Sports Ohio. In 2012, Johansen will call college football games for the CBS Sports Network.

Early Life

From 1996-2014, he was the sports director at WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was announcing Bengals pre-season games. In 2000, Brad moved to the radio booth, replacing Pete Arbogast . On May 4, 2011 Dan Hoard was hired as the new Bengals radio play-by-play announcer replacing Brad Johansen. On July 6, The Bengals announced Johansen was hired to replace Paul Keels as the TV play-by-play announcer for Bengals preseason games.

In 2014, Johansen moved on from being the sports director and a play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports Network to anchoring the 4:00 and 5:30 pm newscasts at WKRC.

In April 2018, Johansen left WKRC-TV to join WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina as an evening news anchor and reporter.He was let go Thursday, April 4, 2019 after one year at the station.

On March 6, 2020, Johansen returns to television, as an early evening news anchor and reporter for WCMH-TV in Columbus.

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