ESPN Signs Musburger to Multiyear Extension


ESPN has inked veteran broadcaster Brent Musburger to a multiyear extension.

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 ‘you are looking live' open from Brent Musburger," said Mark Gross, ESPN senior vice president and executive producer, production, in announcing the renewal. "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."