SAN DIEGO (AP) - Charlie Jones, the deep-voiced sportscaster
whose career as a play-by-play announcer spanned 38 years for ABC
and NBC, has died. He was 77.
Jones died of a heart attack Thursday at his home in the La
Jolla district of San Diego, his longtime agent, Martin Mandel,
told The Associated Press.
"Charlie is one of the legends of sports broadcasting starting
with covering the first Super Bowl," Mandel said. "He had a
wonderful kettledrum voice. He was known for that and his
NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol called Jones "one of the great
pioneers of NBC Sports. His work in particular on the NFL, golf and
the Olympics left a lasting legacy."