LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Sportscaster Keith Jackson, referred to as the “voice of school soccer” for his many years of broadcasting the sport on ABC, died Friday night time on the age of 89, based on a number of media reviews.
“For generations of followers, Keith Jackson was school soccer,” stated Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Firm, which owns ABC. “If you heard his voice, you knew it was an enormous recreation. Keith was a real gentleman and memorable presence. Our ideas and prayers exit to his spouse, Turi Ann, and his household.”
Along with his legendary school soccer saying for ABC, Jackson was additionally the primary play-by-play announcer on “Monday Night time Soccer,” and introduced NBA basketball, quite a few World Collection, 10 Olympics and auto racing.
Regionally, Jackson was maybe greatest-recognized for broadcasting the Rose Bowl recreation each January. He was credited with dubbing the sport, “The Granddaddy of Them All,” a nickname that also resonates.
Jackson retired in 2006 after forty years with ABC.
“The voice of school soccer and a lot extra has left us,” tweeted Todd Harris of NBC Sports activities, who beforehand labored with Jackson at ABC/ESPN. “My mentor and pricey pal, Keith Jackson handed final night time surrounded by his household. Really one of many greats within the broadcasting business. I’m grateful for my time with a real legend. Thanks for the teachings KJ.”
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