Keith Max Jackson
October 18, 1928
Roopville, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||January 12, 2018 (aged 89)|
|Alma mater||Washington State University, 1954|
Turi Ann Johnsen (m. 1952)
|Service/branch||U.S. Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1946–1950|
Early life[change | change source]
Jackson was born Keith Max Jackson in Roopville, Georgia on October 18, 1928. He served in the military of the United States during the Cold War. He studied at Washington State University. In 1952, he married Turi Ann Johnsen.
Career[change | change source]
Jackson was known for his career with ABC Sports (1966–2006), his intelligent yet folksy coverage of college football (1952–2006), and his distinctive voice, with its deep cadence and operatic tone said to be "like Edward R. Murrow reporting on World War II, the voice of ultimate authority in college football."
Death[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Simon, Mark (July 2, 2003). "Jackson returning to his broadcast roots". ESPN. Retrieved October 12, 2015.[permanent dead link]
- Erskine, Chris (September 10, 2013). "Whoa, Nellie! Keith Jackson talks Cosell, college football and cotton". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
- Broadcaster Keith Jackson set to retire Archived 2007-10-01 at the Wayback Machine, The Sporting News, April 27, 2006.
- Legendary Broadcaster Keith Jackson Dies at 89