Charlie Jones – Emmy winning sportscaster dies 77

Charlie Jones (November 9, 1930 – June 12, 2008) was an Emmy Award-winning former sportscaster for NBC and ABC.

Death of Charlie Jones:
Charlie Jones died of heart attack at the age of 77.

Jones started at ABC in 1960 broadcasting American Football League games. In 1965, he moved to NBC, continuing to broadcast the AFL and later the National Football League. He would work NFL games until 1997, when NBC lost their NFL broadcasting rights to CBS. During his time at NBC, he also broadcast the 1988 Summer Olympics, 1986 FIFA World Cup, 1992 Summer Olympics and 1996 Summer Olympics as well as golf and Wimbledon. He was also a play-by-play announcer for the Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies. In the mid 1970s, he hosted Almost Anything Goes, The American Frontier, and Pro-Fan. Jones, along with Frank Shorter, provided the voices of the TV announcers for a fictionalized staging of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials in the 1982 film, Personal Best.