McCarren first joined the team's broadcasts in 1995, working his first four seasons with Jim Irwin and Max McGee. Inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1992, he also is a favorite among television viewers in northeast Wisconsin. Sports director at WFRV-TV in Green Bay since 1988, he additionally served previously as co-host of Inside 1265, the official television program of the Green Bay Packers. He four times has been voted Wisconsin 'Sportscaster of the Year' (1994 1996, 2002, 2007) by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
An iron man at center for the Packers for 12 seasons (1973-84), McCarren played in 162 consecutive games -- the fourth-longest streak in team history -- helping him earn the nickname 'Rock.' He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1982 and '83. Earlier, he had been a co-captain at the University of Illinois as both a junior and senior. McCarren is originally from Park Forest, Ill.