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    Brent Musburger

    Brent Musburger

    Brent Musburger is the host of Countdown to Kickoff

    Who is Brent Musburger?

    One of the most prominent personalities in the history of sports television, Musburger called countless big events during a 15-year stay at CBS that started in 1975 and throughout his career at ABC/ESPN from 1990 to Jan. 31, 2017.

    Musburger worked play-by-play on NFL games and hosted the groundbreaking studio show “The NFL Today” at CBS, where he also called the NCAA Final Four, the NBA, the Masters, U.S. Open tennis, boxing, horse racing and Major League Baseball.

    He was the voice of college football, including seven BCS national championships, for ABC/ESPN and the SEC Network and hosted the Super Bowl XXV pregame and halftime shows. He also called NBA and college basketball games, golf, NASCAR and soccer.

    He is a member of the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame and the Montana Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, and he received the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting in 2016.

    He was a sports columnist for the Chicago American before becoming sports director at WBBM-TV in Chicago in 1968, the start of a 22-year association with CBS. In the early 1970s, he moved to KNXT-TV in Los Angeles and served as the co-anchor of the evening news while becoming a larger part of CBS Sports. Musburger and his wife, Arlene, have two sons, Blake and Scott.