Blake Musburger has been broadcasting sports since 1968. He first worked for CBS for 22 years where he served as play-by-play announcer on their pregame show ‘NFL Today’ which at that time was their highest rated pregame show.
He is married to Arlene Clare Sander and they have two sons.
Early Life and Education
Musburger was known for his NFL play-by-play on CBS sports during the 1970s. Usually partnered with either Tommy Mason or Bart Starr as color commentators.
Musburger is an American broadcaster, journalist, and writer. Born to Beryl Woody Ruth and Cec Musburger on 26 May 1939 in Portland, Oregon; his two siblings include Todd Musburger (known for sports agent work).
Brent Woody Musburger began his media career as a print media journalist for the Chicago American newspaper in 1963, before transitioning into radio and television as a sports commentator and reporter for Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN). Musburger is married to Arlene Clare Sander since 1963 and has two sons: Blake and Scott. At an average height and with an athletic build, Musburger enjoys staying busy.
Brent Woody Musburger, better known by many as ‘Forrest Gump of Sports, has enjoyed a stellar and prolific broadcasting career that began at WBBM radio broadcaster station and eventually extended into television broadcasting with CBS TV – becoming famous during this time for his catchphrase ‘you are looking live at…’.
After leaving CBS, he went on to ABC and ESPN where his primary responsibilities included football and basketball games, golf tournaments, horse racing events and coverage of the Indianapolis 500. Additionally he hosted Monday Night Football and Saturday Night Football broadcasts as well as college football coverage for these networks.
In January 2017 after 27 years with ESPN and ABC, he left to launch Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN). As its lead broadcaster/managing editor and host of My Guys in the Desert show.
Achievement and Honors
Brent Musburger is an award-winning sports announcer who has graced some of television history’s premier shows. He has covered an array of sports – NBA, college football and NFL among them – while also serving as an on-air radio personality on VSiN.
As part of his CBS duties, he hosted NFL Today studio show and called NFL games play-by-play. Additionally, he did broadcasting for NCAA Final Four basketball tournament, Masters Golf tournament, U.S. Open tennis championship, Boxing Super Bowl matchup and Belmont Stakes horse racing event.
He has been involved in various controversies throughout his career. Most notably in 2013 when he was accused of making inappropriate comments about Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb on air. Later apologizing for this behavior; Webb stated she wasn’t offended.
He is married to Arlene Clare Sander and has two sons named Blake Musburger and Scott Musburger. He serves as host for CBS program NFL Today and is well known for calling major sporting events including Super Bowl 50. In fact, he coined the phrase “March Madness” to refer to NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournaments.
Prior to his current work, he held positions at American Television Network and ABC Sports. Additionally, he is honored as being inducted into Montana Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame and receiving Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting.
He enjoyed a solid reputation within the sports industry but experienced issues in his personal life, being widely criticized for comments regarding a football player who punched a woman in 2017. Weston, Florida; Jupiter, Florida and Big Timber Montana all boast homes to accommodate him.
Legendary sportscaster, John Madden has amassed vast fortune during his 40-year career as an announcer, earning an annual income of approximately $4 Million dollars.
He has amassed significant earnings through various endorsement deals, and currently owns an opulent house in Las Vegas and an expensive automobile.
Musburger and Arlene Clare Sander have been happily married since 1963. Together they have two sons named Blake and Scott. Arlene remains private about much of her personal life.