Throwback Thursday: Your Favorite News Anchor

Earlier this month, many mourned the death of longtime ESPN anchor, Stuart Scott, fondly remembered for his inspiration, devotion, and signature catchphrases like “Boo-Yah!” Just months before he passed away, Stuart accepted the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, saying, “When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” (

Which news anchor or sports broadcaster was one of your favorites to watch or listen to on a regular basis? Whether they’ve passed away, retired, or changed networks, share your favorite news anchor in today’s Throwback Thursday post.

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Susan February 2, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Horseracing-Jim McKay


Robert O'Connell January 30, 2015 at 9:39 am

Huntley & Brinkley


Robert January 29, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Howard Cosell. Monday night football at its best.
Also, everyone stills know his call during the Ali-Frazier fight. Down goes Frazier!!!!


dante goines January 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm



Dee January 29, 2015 at 11:20 am

Now - Brian Williams
Then - Walter Cronkite


Jack January 29, 2015 at 10:38 am

News: Ted Koppel and Mike Wallace
Sports: Howard Cosell and Bryant Gumbell


Cathy Carini January 29, 2015 at 9:18 am

Jerry Turner (along w/Al Sanders) for local, for evening news - Brian Williams.


Melinda Thomas January 29, 2015 at 8:50 am

Katie Couric and Matt Lauer on NBC's Today morning show... I call them the dynamic duo, they had such natural chemistry on screen. Present day, Savannah Guthrie and Tamron Hall @ NBC Today.


AJ January 29, 2015 at 8:38 am

There was no one like Walter Cronkite.
On the local scene, I grew up listening to the Orioles "Ain't the beer cold" Chuck Thompson.


Cindy Huesman January 29, 2015 at 10:38 am

Me too!!


Lil Stewart January 29, 2015 at 8:25 am

Al Sanders on WJZ and Jerry Turner they were they Best in their Business.


L. TWesigye January 29, 2015 at 11:52 am

Agreed, They use to go off the air at 11pm with something funny or silly.
Miss those guys


Janet January 29, 2015 at 7:57 am

Remember Robin Roberts as a sports reporter? Howard Cosell was in a category of his own.


Nora Lanier-Kohl January 29, 2015 at 7:49 am

Do you remember Jessica Savitch? She was a news anchor for the eveing news back in the seventies. She unfortunately died of a car accident. But she was a very good reporter.


Linda Pierce January 29, 2015 at 7:42 am

Jerry Turner - local channel 13 // Peter Jennings - ABC news national


David Plaut January 29, 2015 at 7:13 am

Walter Cronkite. I can still hear his voice when I think about him.


gerard mullin January 29, 2015 at 12:52 am

Sportscaster-Vince Scully, Marv Albert
Sports Anchor-Warner Wolf
News-Connie Chung, Peter Jennings
Traffic-Candace Dold


M January 29, 2015 at 12:20 am

Al Sanders and Jerry Turner, local news anchors on WJZ


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