Bob Neumeier provides expert handicapping insight for NBC's coverage of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. He has served as an analyst for NBC's thoroughbred racing coverage since 1990. Neumeier and colleague Mike Battaglia -- who rarely agree -- make for an informative and entertaining handicapping duo. Neumeier also reports for NBC Sports' coverage of track and field events, including the World Championships and the Olympic Games.
An avid thoroughbred handicapper, Neumeier has won numerous awards, including first prize in the World Cup of Thoroughbred Handicapping at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas in 1990. He finished second in the Penn National World Series of Handicapping in 1992.
Neumeier served as the weekend sports reporter for WBZ 4 News in Boston from 1981-2000. During his two decade tenure at the station, Neumeier was instrumental in bringing extensive sports coverage to New England, providing live coverage of numerous major sporting events including the Cotton Bowl, the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, the World Series and the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Neumeier also served as the "Voice of the Bruins" for WBZ Radio from 1995-99.
While at WBZ-TV, Neumeier received numerous awards for sports broadcasting, including the Paul Revere Award in 1982, the Television Achievement Award in 1981 for Outstanding Coverage of Thoroughbred Racing, and two New England Emmy Awards for Best Sports Coverage in 1982 and 1983. Neumeier was honored twice by the Associated Press for Best Local Feature in 1988 and 1989. In 1997-98 he was presented with the Most Outstanding play-by-play voice in New England for his work as the Voice of the Bruins on WBZ Radio.
Neumeier also served stints at WFSB-TV and WTIC-TV in Hartford, Conn., and at the Boston Globe. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in television and radio from Syracuse University in 1972.