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Brent Musburger

Brent Musburger is a member of the Medill Hall of Achievement.

Musburger, one of the most versatile and talented sports broadcasters. From 1990 to 2017, he worked for ABC and ESPN handling 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 figure skating, and the network’s world track and field events.

Prior to going to ABC Sports, Musburger was a member of the CBS Sports announcer team starting in 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.

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