Todd Donoho Biography
Todd Donoho is an American radio and television sportscaster, who hosts the post-game show for Missouri Tigers basketball on the statewide Tiger Radio Network. He led sports news reporting in the 1990s for Los Angeles television station KABC-TV after working for stations across the country and later became a sports news anchor for Fox Sports West.
Todd Donoho Biography
Todd was born on 25 October 1955, United States of America. Donoho is 63 years old as of 2018.
Todd Donoho Wife
While at Missouri, Donoho married his college sweetheart, Paula (née Gerber), in 1979.
Todd Donoho Children
Donoho and his wife have three sons, one of whom, Kevin, was a star wide receiver at Hart High School in Newhall, California.Todd Donoho Photo
Todd Donoho Net Worth
Donoho net worth is still underreview.
Todd Donoho Community involvement
While working in the Los Angeles area, Donoho was a resident of Valencia, California and an amateur golfer. For a number of years, Donoho served as a host of a charity golf tournament in Valencia Country Club to benefit the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. He also was an honorary booster for Jordan High School in South Los Angeles.
After Todd Donoho’s mid-career transition to broadcasting in Missouri, Paula taught English at Jefferson Junior High School, Kevin was sales representative for Nestle in Oklahoma City, son Jeff studied journalism at the University of Missouri and was a law student at its law school, and son Scott studied engineering at the University of Missouri.
Upon moving to Columbia, Missouri, Donoho continued to involve himself in his community, offering his time to West Boulevard Elementary School.
Todd Donoho Career
Prior to joining KABC, Donoho worked for WOTV in Grand Rapids, Michigan; WLWT, NBC’s Cincinnati affiliate, alongside anchorman Jerry Springer; and FNN Score, the sports arm of the Financial News Network cable service, for five years as host of “Time Out For Trivia”.
He also did occasional play-by-play for NBC Sports, in addition to freelance work for ABC Sports, Turner Sports, and Fox Sports Midwest.
Todd Donoho KABC Stint
During his time at KABC, Donoho was known in the Los Angeles media market for beginning and ending his sports anchor segments with sports trivia questions and for his trademark phrase, “take a hike”. During Donoho’s time on air, KABC’s 11 p.m. newscast’s ratings approached those of long-time regional leader KNBC.
Donoho also anchored the station’s post-Monday Night Football program, titled “Monday Night Live.”
In Los Angeles, the similarity of Todd Donoho’s name to that of UCLA football coach Terry Donahue was occasionally the source of humor for critics and viewers.
Todd Donoho Critical Reception
Prior to joining KABC in July 1989, Donoho received nearly all favorable reviews for his work. Early in his tenure at KABC, Donoho was criticized by local columnists and viewers for being “too cornball.” Former LA Times columnist Jim Healy referred to Donoho as “Dorkoho”.Early on, Donoho was rated by the LA Times and the TV Times’s Steve Harvey as the worst sports broadcaster in Los Angeles.
Two weeks into his time at KABC, on the day of former Angels reliever Donnie Moore’s suicide, Donoho led the segment with his usual trivia question; a number of Los Angeles sports media critics lambasted him. Donoho adjusted his style and developed a following for his work and community service.
Todd Donoho Break With Station
In 1999, Donoho complained to station management when the time allotted for sports reporting was cut from 4.5 minutes to 2.5 minutes. After insisting that the sports report had to include game scores, Donoho was fired from the station.
Donoho was unable to join another broadcasting entity immediately because KABC continued paying him his salary through the end of the year.
By the time Donoho left Los Angeles to return to Missouri, he had earned five regional Emmys, three Associated Press Awards, and several Golden Mike Awards for sportscasting.
Todd Donoho Move to Missouri
Donoho became a broadcaster for the post-game show for Missouri Tigers basketball on the statewide Tiger Radio Network.
Todd Donoho Other work
Donoho portrayed himself in the movie Blue Chips. During his time in between work for KABC and FSN West, he also assisted with research for a best-selling book-CD project of great calls in sports broadcasting history, “And the Crowd Goes Wild.
“Donoho has also written two children’s books, “Hello, Truman!” and “Hello, Truman! Show Me Missouri”, in addition to “MizzouRah! Memorable Moments in Missouri Tiger Football History.”
Beginning in early 1988, Donoho was also a regular guest on local radio station KLOS’s weekday morning drive time show, The Mark & Brian Show, during their “Stump the Commissioner” segment. He continued this work through at least 2009. In the early 2000s, Donoho was a radio sports anchor for KLOS’s sister station, KSPN.