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Talent Profile: Brent Musburger, ESPN/ABC Sports

At the age of 67, Brent Musburger has been working sporting events forever, telling viewers that "You are looking live..." at whatever event he was broadcasting. This is his profile has published by the ESPN Networks.

Brent Musburger is one of the most versatile and talented broadcasters in the industry.

A preeminent college football, college basketball, and NBA play-by-play announcer, Musburger is also the host of ABC Sports’ coverage of the Little League World Series. He served as the pre-game and half-time host on ABC Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XXV, marking the 16th time he had participated in the coverage of the nation’s most popular sports spectacular. He covered the World Track and Field Championships and U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 1995, hosted the 1991 Pan American Games from Cuba and has served as host of ABC’s golf telecasts.

Prior to joining ABC Sports, Musburger was a member of CBS Sports’ announce team from 1975. He anchored “The NFL Today” pregame, halftime and post-game National Football League broadcasts. Additionally he was the lead play-by-play announcer for the NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament. Musburger also hosted “CBS Sports Saturday/Sunday,” the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the National Basketball Association Finals, the Masters Tournament and the Pan American Games.

While attending Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Musburger was lured away to the Chicago American, where he became an award-winning sportswriter. His broadcast career started in 1968 when he joined WBBM Radio in Chicago as Sports Director. He was later named Sports Director of WBBM-TV, before moving to Los Angeles to co-anchor the nightly news for KNXT-TV.

Born May 26, 1939, Musburger lives in Weston, Connecticut, with his wife, Arlene, and their two sons.

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