Jack Whitaker

Sports Commentator
Born May 18, 1924

For people named Jack Whittaker, see Jack Whittaker (disambiguation).

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jack Whitaker.


1924 Birth Born on May 18, 1924.


1943 19 Years Old After graduating from Northeast Catholic High School, in 1943 and Saint Joseph's University in 1947, Whitaker began his broadcasting career at WPAM in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.


1950 26 Years Old In 1950, he moved to WCAU where he did play-by-play for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants of the National Football League.


1961 37 Years Old He entered network sports in 1961 at CBS, where he hosted the anthology series CBS Sports Spectacular among other duties. … Read More


1966 42 Years Old 1 More Event
While Whitaker is best known as a sportscaster, he was also a game show host. In the summer of 1966, he hosted The Face Is Familiar, a celebrity panel show for CBS. … Read More
1967 43 Years Old He covered thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown Events, golf's four major championships, the very first Super Bowl, championship boxing, the National Professional Soccer League in 1967, the North American Soccer League a year later, and Major League Baseball. … Read More


1982 58 Years Old Moving to ABC in 1982, Whitaker served as a reporter for both news and sports divisions.


1988 64 Years Old He was a part of ABC's sports team at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games and the 1984 Winter and Summer Olympic Games. … Read More
1997 73 Years Old In 1997 he was named to the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame, in 2001 he was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in Salisbury, North Carolina and in 2005 he was inducted into the Saint Joseph's University Athletic Hall of Fame. … Read More
2007 83 Years Old The Whitaker character, played by Gary McKillips, appears in the June 2007 ESPN Original Entertainment production Ruffian. … Read More
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