Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat’s Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning at 95.
SPORTS BROADCASTING HALL OF FAME
Jack Whitaker, A Paragon Of Sports Style
Jack Whitaker’s television style, as it was exhibited on CBS and ABC from 1961 to 1995, certainly wasn’t slick, it was sophisticated and smart. He had style, which is why today, his admirers say he stands apart as one of the most accomplished of television’s early generation of wordsmiths, not so much an announcer, but as an essayist who dared to be poetic when just clever would do.