NBC, ABC Sportscaster Charlie Jones Dies

Charlie Jones, who spent more than 45 years as a sports broadcaster, has died at age 77.

“All of us at NBC are saddened at the passing of one of the great
pioneers of NBC Sports,” says Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. “His work in particular on the NFL, golf and the
Olympics left a lasting legacy.”

Jones spent 38 years a an AFL and NFL play-by-play announcer, working the first AFL championship game and Super Bowl I. He worked for NBC from 1965 through 1997, teaming with nearly 60 different analysts to broadcast football, golf, Wimbledon tennis and figure skating, to name a few.

Jones won a 1973 Emmy Award for his work on the documentary, “Is Winning the Name of the Game?” and was awarded the Pro Footbal Hall of Fame’s Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award in 1997.