Anybody Seen Dan Lovett?

Memoirs of a media nomad

by Daniel J. Lovett

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/17/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 456
ISBN : 9781452594200
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 456
ISBN : 9781452594187
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 456
ISBN : 9781452594194

About the Book

“Dan Lovett was an important part of Eyewitness News history.” —Al Primo, founder of the original Eyewitness News at WABC-TV in 1968 in New York “Dan has always had a great passion for sports, and his knowledge comes crystal clear in this book. Plus, anybody with hair that good has to have something going just below it.” —Ron Franklin, former lead college football broadcaster on ESPN “A man’s man in the true sense of the word. He has the unmatched ability to put your mind into his story. A legendary storyteller; plus, he is a great friend and gentleman.” —Dan Pastorini, former Houston Oilers quarterback “I tossed him out of my garage in gasoline alley at Indy, but felt bad about it because he was from my hometown. Dan came around and showed me he wanted to learn about racing. He is a great broadcaster and cares about my sport.” —A. J. Foyt, first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 “I knew when I first hired him he would be a great broadcaster on the radio. He could talk about the farm report and make it the most important story of the day.” —Curt Brown, member of the Missouri Broadcasters Hall of Fame “Dan knows how to tell the story in this book. If you like sports, you’ll Lovett.” —Sam Huff, hall of fame linebacker of the Giants and Redskins

About the Author

Dan Lovettwas born in South Dakota and raised in Idaho, where in 1959 he worked in radio for the first time as a student reporter.

Dan left for Jefferson City, Missouri, in late 1959 for his first full-time, on-air job with KWOS Radio; by 1961, he had made his first daily appearance on television in Jeff City as a news anchor.

Hired by the McLendon Radio Corporation in 1964 for Houston station KILT, Lovett was assigned to cover the war in South Vietnam at the age of twenty-five. By 1968 Dan had joined KTRH radio in Houston as a sports reporter and became the on-air sports anchor for KTRK-TV, the ABC affiliate in Houston.

By 1974, Dan was on his way to New York City as sports anchor for the original Channel 7 Eyewitness News on WABC-TV, as well as hosting a daily network radio sportscast for ABC. Dan was one of the original sports broadcasters on WFAN in New York before returning to ABC in 1988 with KGO-TV in San Francisco.

Lovett was voted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2003.