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August 18 will be remembered by all sports fan as a sad day, as the community has lost one of its most-loved sportscaster, Jack Whitaker. He will be dearly missed as he was the only living play-by-play announcer from the first 21 Super Bowls. Likewise, he was the only living television broadcaster from the first seven season Super Bowls since the death of Frank Gifford on August 9, 2015.
Born on May 18, 1924, Jack Whitaker was 45 years at the time of his death. His nationality was American, and ethnicity was white. His zodiac sign was Taurus. In his lifetime, he married three times.
|Real Name||John Francis Whitaker|
|Birthday||May 18, 1924|
|Profession||Sportscaster & Writer|
|Married/Wife||Patricia Whitaker (2005-2019)
Nancy Chaffee (1991-2002)
Bertha Raring Whitaker (1950-1990)
|Net Worth||$500 thousand|
Death Cause and Funeral Details
The legendary sportscaster and World War II veteran, Jack Whitaker, passed away Sunday morning on August 18, 2019, in his sleep in Devon Pennsylvania. He was 95 years old at the time of his death. The cause of his death is reported to be natural causes.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Jack joined CBS Sports in 1961 and worked for the station for more than two decades. The Sportscaster will be best remembered for his coverage of golf and horse racing. He covered many sports events such as four golf major championship, the very first Super Bowl, Boxing, and also the National Soccer League in 1967. He also hosted the NFL Today at CBS, the network’s pre-game show.
Moreover, he also earned popularity for his pre-game and post-game essay at major sporting events. Unfortunately, he was banned from covering the Masters’ golf tournament for CBS for five years. He referred to a patron gallery at Augusta National Golf Clun as “mob.” He later telecasted in 1972. In 1982, jack joined ABC as reported for both news and sports. He left ABC in 2004 after reporting for ABC’s World Night Tonight, Nightline, and 20/20, and retired from broadcasting later on.
As of 2019, Jack Whittaker net worth was estimated at $500 thousand before his death.
Married to Wife, Patricia Whitaker
Jack Whitaker was married ho his wife, Patricia Whitaker. Before Patricia, he was married to a tennis star, Nancy Chaffee in 1991, before she passed away in 2002.
Moreover, before Nancy, he spent his first married life with Bertha Raring Whitaker in 1950 before separating in 1990. From his married life, he has become a father of Marybeth Helgevold, Ann Hanan, Gerry Whitaker, Jack Whitaker III, Kevin Whitaker, and Geoffrey Whitaker.
Parents, Family, and Siblings
Jack Whitaker was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Information regarding his family and siblings is under review. He was enrolled at Northeast Catholic High school for his high school studies and later joined Saint Joseph’s University in 1947.
Body Measurement: Height, and Weight
The information regarding Jack Whitakers’ height, weight, and size are not available.