Arlene Sander ESPN Brent Musburger’s Wife

Arlene Sander

Arlene Sander is the long time and supportive wife of iconic sports broadcaster, Brent Musburger.

Arlene’s husband was born Brent Woody Musburger on May 26, 1939. The Portland, Oregon native attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism before joining the Chicago American.

He began his career as a sportswriter. Musburger’s broadcast fame took off through his work on “N.F.L. Today,” the pro football pregame show. He broadcast the N.B.A., college basketball, the Masters golf tournament and tennis — most of CBS’s marquee events in the 80’s.

Musburger was abruptly dropped by CBS in 1990 in what was perceived as a salary dump, then went to work for ABC and ESPN. He was the original host of its daily ESPN SportsBeat segments of news, interviews and commentaries, which premiered in January 1993, and for many years called NBA play-by-play, including The NBA Finals.

In recent years ESPN assigned him to its SEC Network for college football. But he still called college basketball regularly.

Brent has faced his share of controversy in the past. Back in 2003 he took some heat after he extolled the attractiveness of an Alabama quarterback’s girlfriend, a controversy he found silly.

Musburger received the 2011 National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Football Hall of Fame Outstanding Contributor to Amateur Football Award, as well as named to the 2011 National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) Hall of Fame.

Brent who announced his retirement recently, will now make use of his free time to travel and to help his family start a sports handicapping business.

Brent has been married to Arlene Sander for over five decades.


Born Arlene Clare Sander, she and Brent got hitched on June 8, 1963 –shortly after Brent graduated from Northwestern.

She is the mother of the couple’s two adult sons, Blake and Scott Musberger.

The couple who currently resides in Montana, enjoy playing golf together. Arlene Sander and her hubby of nearly 54-years make their way to sunny Florida during winter time.

Unlike her husband Arlene Sander leads a very low profile life. She is a very private woman, however she has been pictured a couple of times attending social events by her hubby’s arm.


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