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Brent Musburger

Musberger, one of the most versatile and talented broadcasters in the industry, joined ABC Sports in 1990. There he has handled the Little League World Series, college basketball, NBA, college football, Major League Baseball, NFL playoff games, and Monday Night Football half-times and hosted PGA coverage, world fi gure skating and the network’s world track and field events.

Additionally, for the last two years Musburger has done the play-byplay of the NBA Finals on ESPN Radio where he also provides a daily afternoon drive-time sports report.

In announcing Musburger’s arrival, ABC said: “We are pleased to add Brent Musburger to a lineup of announcers that we believe is the best in television. Brent has demonstrated enormous ability in a wide variety of sports, which makes him ideally suited to maintain and enhance our presentation of ABC Sports’ growing program schedule.”

Prior to going to ABC Sports, Musburger was a member of the CBS Sports announcer team from 1975. He anchored The NFL Today pregame, half-time 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 Medill, Musburger was lured away to the Chicago American, where he became an award-winning sportswriter. His broadcast career started when he joined WBBM Radio in Chicago in 1968 as sports director. He was later named sports director for WBBM-TV before moving to Los Angeles to co-anchor the nightly news for KNXT-TV.