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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, US Open tennis, boxing, horse racing and Major League Baseball.
Musburger 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.
A member of the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame and the Montana Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, Musburger received the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting in 2016 and was the recipient of a Lifetime Sports Emmy in 2017.
Musburger 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.
host of “A Numbers Game”
He has been a top-rated television and radio personality since 1999, first making his mark in music formats at the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. (WUSA-TV) and the Bay Area at KMEL-FM in San Francisco, ultimately becoming a pioneer in the sports betting podcasting category and an innovator in the use of sabermetrics in handicapping baseball.
For the past six years, Alexander’s “Beating the Book” podcast has played to a global audience and has achieved remarkable worldwide listenership through a transparent approach that eschews the touting of records in favor of one that highlights the viewpoints and varied perspectives of a who’s who of prominent players throughout the sports betting and fantasy sports industries. Downloaded by record numbers year after year, the “Beating The Book” pod consistently cracks the iTunes U.S. Top 100 Sports Category episodes chart while maintaining the singular mission of helping sports bettors get better at their craft by exposing them to advanced level betting concepts.
Alexander was also the first-ever contracted analyst at DrBobSports.com, where he consistently moved the market on release during his five-season tenure. His use of advanced metrics remains an integral part of their baseball statistical model.
Jonathan Von Tobel
Host, “The Edge”
A Las Vegas native who started his career as a board op for KWWN/ESPN Las Vegas in 2013, Von Tobel became producer for ESPN’s afternoon drive program “Cofield & Company” while doubling as a host for the station’s UNLV football and basketball coverage. In February 2017, he joined VSiN as its first on-air producer.