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Warner Wolf Biography

Warner Wolf is an American television and radio sports broadcaster  best known as a local news sports anchor in Washington, D.C. and New York City, and for his catchphrase “Let’s go to the videotape!”

Warner Wolf Age

Warner Wolf was born as Warner William Wolf , on 11 November 1937, in Washington, D.C., United States. He is 81 years old as of 2018.

Warner Wolf Family

Wolf was born in Washington, D.C. to Rosemary and Jack Wolf. His father, an actor and comedian who briefly worked as a member of Ted Healy’s “stooge” act, was born Jewish and his mother converted to Judaism.

Warner Wolf

Warner Wolf Spouse

Salovey got married to Marta Elisa Moret, a 1984 . Marta Elisa Moret is a graduate of the Yale School of Public Health and the president of Urban Policy Strategies, LLC. They met as students at Yale and married in 1986 in Orange, Connecticut.

Warner Wolf Career

His earliest experience in broadcasting was on the intercom system of Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. in the 1950s. His upbeat, entertaining patter that was to become his trademark made his sports report a welcome treat for the kids. During this period he worked part-time at Baker’s Shoe Store downtown, as a salesman. Many customers must have been puzzled at the ball park hawker’s refrain of, “Get your hot dogs, get your hot doggies here” coming from the back store room. He was simply entertaining the staff and the customers, something he was to continue throughout his long career.

He began as a radio broadcaster on April 1, 1961, doing news, weather, and sports for WLSI-AM in Pikeville, Kentucky under the name Ken Wolf. He then moved on to radio jobs in Martinsburg, West Virginia at WEPM, and Washington, D.C. at WTOP-AM before landing a sports television role in 1965 at WTOP-TV in Washington. He became very well known and popular as the news sports anchor; he also did play-by-play announcing of local college and professional sports. He retained his job as sports director at WTOP-AM throughout the 1960s, even announcing occasionally on radio broadcasts of Washington Senators games.

Warner Wolf Salary

Dec 11, 2017 Salovey came in 40th position with a salary of of $1.15 million

Warner Wolf ABC Sports

In 1976, he gained an ABC Sports network role, working on Monday Night Baseball telecasts and as a host for coverage of football and the Olympics. Wolf’s reception in those jobs was mixed, and he decided that he was best at the local news sports anchor role.

Warner Wolf WABC-TV and WCBS-TV

Whe he was still under contract with ABC, he returned to local sportscasting with a job at WABC-TV in New York in 1976, and then in 1980 moved to rival station WCBS-TV. His move to WCBS-TV resulted in a lawsuit, American Broadcasting Co. v. Wolf, in which ABC alleged that Wolf failed to negotiate in good faith and sought specific performance of their contract which would have kept Wolf off the air for two years. The New York Court of Appeals rejected ABC’s argument, although they permitted ABC to seek relief in the form of monetary damages. He also broadcast live sports reports for Israeli television during the 1991 Gulf War.

Warner Wolf Return to WUSA-TV

In June 1992, he returned to Washington as the sports anchor at WUSA, the former WTOP-TV. Wolf succeeded Glenn Brenner, who died earlier that year and had replaced Wolf back in 1977 when he joined ABC Sports. He was dismissed in August 1995. Between November 1995 and December 1996, Wolf was the guest host of The Tony Kornheiser Show on Thursdays on WTEM and sometimes he also flew to New York as a substitute sports anchor on Imus in the Morning when the regular sports anchor, Mike Breen, was away. Because of his work on Imus in the Morning and Don Imus’ recommendation on the air continuously, Wolf went back to WCBS-TV as the sports anchor on February 3, 1997. During his tenure at WCBS he began uttering his famous phrase “Let’s go to the videotape!” on a regular basis to switch to a video of the game he was reporting on.

During this time he also continued to do some work in radio, giving sports reports on the nationally syndicated Imus in the Morning program. Wolf broke the news of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the Imus show, when he saw the World Trade Center on fire from his Lower Manhattan apartment. Wolf also covered the story for WCBS-TV.

He stayed there until May 2004, returning to WABC (AM) in 2006 as the sports reporter for Curtis and Kuby, and continuing, with a two-week hiatus, on the Imus in the Morning program following Don Imus’s arrival at WABC (AM). He served as Imus’s sports contributor until November 3, 2016, when Imus decided to replace Wolf with Sid Rosenberg.[4] Wolf sued Imus alleging age discrimination.

Warner Wolf Departure from WCBS-TV

On May 27, 2004 Wolf was fired by WCBS-TV general manager Lew Leone three months before his contract expired, and replaced by a much younger anchor, Chris Wragge. The day after his firing, his picture covered half the front page of the New York Daily News with the other half being covered by the headline “WOLF FANS RAISE A HOWL”.

A few months after his firing, which generated much public outcry, he was hired by radio station WABC and he appeared weekday mornings with Curtis Sliwa & Ron Kuby as well as Mark Simone’s Saturday morning radio program. When Imus in the Morning returned to WABC in December 2007, Wolf was not the sports anchor: Tony Powell took that position. But after several weeks Wolf returned to his old position and continued as the morning sports anchor for the Imus in the Morning show. Wolf also hosted a Saturday sports talk show on 1050 ESPN Radio. Wolf modified his trademark “Let’s go to the videotape!” to “Let’s go to the audiotape!” Wolf’s final day with the Imus show was November 4, 2016. He stayed at WABC until December 3, when his current contract expired.

Warner Wolf Arrest

On February 7, 2019, Wolf turned himself in and was arrested after he broke letters off a sign at the entrance of Classics Plantation Estates in East Naples, Florida, according to deputies at the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Wolf, a resident of the community, expressed his opinion at homeowners association meetings that the word “plantation” was racist. Surveillance video on November 30, 2018 shows a man matching Wolf’s description removing the word “plantation” from the sign with a tool. Wolf faces a felony charge of criminal mischief, according to the arrest report.

Warner Wolf News

‘The bottom line is I don’t live on a plantation.’: Legendary sportscaster Warner Wolf has charges against him dropped after he removed ‘racist’ word from gated community sign

Warner Wolf was detained last month in Naples, Florida after he removed the word off the sign of a private gated community where he lives

Charges have been dropped against sportscasting legend Warner Wolf after he took down the word ‘plantation’ off a sign where he lives.

The 81-year-old was detained last month in Naples, Florida after he removed the word off the sign of the private gated community.

Wolf, a staple in New York, appeared on 710 WOR’s Len Berman and Michael Riedel to discuss his freedom.

‘The prosecutor, we think, she must have thought the intent certainly was not criminal,’ he said on Tuesday. ‘I had no past criminal record, and maybe the age factor entered the situation.’

Wolf explained that the term ‘plantation’ was offensive and bothered him.

‘The bottom line is I don’t live on a plantation,’ Wolf added.

The sportscaster asserted that since he removed the words from the sign on November 30th, it has not been modified to add the word back on. He did add that he did have to pay restitution.

The sportscaster asserted that since he removed the words from the sign on November 30th, it has not been modified to add the word back on

Wolf stated: ‘I told the board for two years to get rid of that word plantation. We don’t live on a plantation.’

Wolf was allegedly recorded committing the act of vandalism by a security camera.

Police claim Warner drove to the sign, which is situated in a fountain, and removed the lettering – all of which was caught on security video and corroborated by someone who saw the incident.

Warner Wolf explained that the term ‘plantation’ was offensive and bothered him

Wolf did return the letters to the community’s security guard, according to police.

He was arrested and with causing criminal mischief of over $1,000 in damages, which is a felony in Florida.

Wolf was a regular on Don Imus’s radio show as recently as 2016. He had previously been a regular on WABC’s Curtis Sliwa & Ron Kuby.

However, he is most famous for his years at the helm of ABC’s Monday Night Baseball telecasts, and for hosting football and Olympic coverage.

Classics Plantation Estates is comprised of 12 large properties that range in prices from $1,299,000 and $749,500.

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