Brent Musburger

If you do not recognize Brent Musburger by name, you probably would by voice. After all, he has been in your living room since the 1960s. Musburger is a sportscaster who rose to prominence covering a variety of major ... Read more »
Born: 05/26/1939 in Portland, Oregon, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Planes: Fire and Rescue 2014 (Movie)

Brent Mustangburger (Voice)

Planes 2013 (Movie)

Brent Mustangburger (Voice)

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Brent Mustangburger (Voice)

Mickey 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Sportscasters: Behind the Mike 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Campbell's Soups Champions on Ice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Waterboy 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Super Bowl XXIX 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Play by Play: A History of Sports Television 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXV 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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CBS' Happy New Year America 1989 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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We the People 200: The Constitution Parade 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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CBS' Happy New Year America 1986 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Greatest Sports Upsets 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The U.S. Open Tennis Championship 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The U.S. Open Tennis Championships 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Rocky II 1979 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

The Main Event 1979 (Movie)

TV Show Host (Actor)

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Biography

If you do not recognize Brent Musburger by name, you probably would by voice. After all, he has been in your living room since the 1960s. Musburger is a sportscaster who rose to prominence covering a variety of major sports including the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, and NCAA football and basketball games. He has worked in virtually each facet of the broadcast business as a studio host, play-by-play person, halftime and postgame host, as well as anchoring coverage of championship trophy presentations. Musburger, who is credited as the first broadcaster to apply the term "March Madness" to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship tournament, is a member of the Montana Broadcaster's Association Hall of Fame. He is married to Arlene Clare Sander since 1963 and has two children, Blake Musburger and Scott Musburger. In his long and accomplished career, Brent Musburger has called some of the greatest moments in American sports.

Relationships

Blake

Son
Born with spina bifida

Cec

Mother

Beryl

Father

Todd Musburger

Brother

Arlene Sander

Wife
Married June 8, 1963

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
Attended Medill School of Journalism

Milestones

2011

Voiced character of Brent Mustangburger in Disney's animated hit "Cars 2"

2007

Began providing play-by-play for the Rose Bowl

2006

Became face of ABC Sports/ESPN after Al Michaels' departure

1980

Joined CBS Sports full-time; was let go after a decade due to network's management change

1979

Made film acting debut in "Rocky II" and "The Main Event"

1978

Worked alongside Connie Chung as co-anchors of Los Angeles station KNXT's evening newscasts

1975

Rose to prominence as host of "The NFL Today" (CBS)

1973

Provided NFL play-by-play for CBS Sports

1968

Began working for CBS, first as a sports anchor for WBBM radio and later for WBBM-TV

1956

Made TV debut as host of "The NFL on CBS"

Bonus Trivia

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Musburger was criticized for making on-air remarks about Katherine Webb, the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, during the 2013 BCS National Championship Game. ESPN issued an apology, but Webb herself said she was not offended by Musburger's comments.

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