ESPN Signs Musburger to Multiyear Extension
Will continue role as one of network's college sports play-by-play commentators
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 8/20/2012 12:06:18 PM
Musburger will continue his role as a leading play-by-play commentator for ESPN and ABC. He primarily works college sports for ESPN, calling the weekly Saturday Night Football series on ABC and several bowl games a year, including the BCS National Championship. He also works men's college basketball, most recently working ESPN's "Big Monday" telecasts.
"There are few sports moments better than turning on an event and hearing the signature âyou are looking live' open from Brent Musburger," said Mark Gross, ESPN senior VP and executive producer, production. "Brent is a leader in this industry among his peers and will continue to be the voice of many of our top telecasts."
"I couldn't be happier about staying at ESPN," said Musburger. "It was never a consideration for me to move on from here. The people I work for and with are some of the best in the industry. I love the atmosphere at college events and surrounding myself around college athletes. Hey, that's how I stay young."
There has not been much to like about Brent since his early days at CBS and its NFL Today show with Jimmy the Greek,Irv Cross and Phyllis George. While he does know the teams and players,he brings little insight to any broadcast and longevity these days is a substitute for quality.
Mark Isenberg - 8/20/2012 6:21:27 PM EDT
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