Sportscaster Jack Whitaker, Voice of the first 21 Super Bowls, dies at 95


By NEW YORK DAILY NEWS                                                                       AUG 18, 2019


Jack Whitaker, seen here in 2016, has died at 95. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Sportscasting icon Jack Whitaker, who announced the very first Super Bowl for CBS Sports among other milestone events during a decades-long career, has died.

He was 95.

The longtime broadcaster died in his sleep Sunday in Devon, Pa., according to CBS News.

Whitaker spent more than two decades working for CBS Sports, where his coverage included football, golf, boxing, soccer, baseball and horse racing. He worked on each of the first 21 Super Bowls, as well as the four PGA majors and Triple Crown races.

Following his lengthy stint with CBS, Whitaker went to ABC Sports, where he covered multiple Olympic Games and also worked as a sports reporter for a number of ABC News programs.

He retired from broadcasting more than a decade ago and entered the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2012.


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