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Brent Musburger (1939 - )

Inducted: 2009

Brent Musburger

Brent grew up in Billings and began his broadcast career 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.

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 both ABC Sports’ and CBS Sports’ coverage of the Super Bowl. Brent has participated in the coverage of more than one-third of all  Super Bowls. Among the many other events Brent has covered are the Olympics, the World Track and Field Championships and U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Pan American Games from Cuba, the Kentucky Derby and ABC’s golf telecasts.

Prior to joining ABC Sports, Musburger was a member of CBS Sports’ announce team. He anchored “The NFL Today” pre-game, 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 where he brought the term “March Madness” to the event. Musburger also hosted “CBS Sports Saturday/Sunday,” the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the National Basketball Association Finals, and the Masters Golf Tournament.

Brent and his wife Arlene have two sons and split their time between homes in Montana and Connecticut.