Jack Whitaker

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Jack Whitaker
Born
John Francis Whitaker

(1924-05-18)May 18, 1924
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedAugust 18, 2019(2019-08-18) (aged 95)
Devon, Pennsylvania, United States
OccupationSportscaster & writer
Spouse(s)
  • Bertha Raring Whitaker
    (m. 1950; div. 1990)
  • Nancy Chaffe Whitaker
    (m. 1991; her death 2002)
  • Patricia Whitaker
    (m. 2005; his death 2019)
Children6

Jack Whitaker (May 18, 1924 - August 18, 2019) was a retired sportscaster.[1]

CBS Sports[change | change source]

He called play-by-play for NFL on CBS, PGA Tour on CBS, NPSL on CBS, NASL on CBS, and Major League Baseball on CBS. His hosting duties at CBS include Thoroughbred Racing, CBS Sports Saturday, and The NFL Today as well as a sideline reporter for the Super Bowl. He was also a game show host. He hosted The Face Is Familiar. Then he moved to ABC Sports.

ABC News and ABC Sports[change | change source]

He was a sports reporter for World News Tonight, a sideline reporter for ABC's coverage of the Super Bowl, and worked on Olympics on ABC.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jack Whitaker, legendary CBS Sports announcer, has died at 95". www.cbsnews.com.