Sportscaster Jack Whitaker, 95... RIP

John Francis Whitaker (May 18, 1924 – August 18, 2019) was an American sportscaster who worked for both CBS and ABC. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, fighting in the Normandy Campaign and was wounded by an artillery strike. Whitaker was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Northeast Catholic High School in 1941 and Saint Joseph's University in 1947, Whitaker began his broadcasting career at WPAM in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. In 1950, he moved to WCAU where he did local sports and weather broadcasts. He continued to work for CBS' Philadelphia station while beginning to take assignments for the network.

  WIKIPEDIA | Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers

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