Bob Fitzgerald, an American sports broadcaster who currently works as the television play-by-play announcer for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, is a known face in the television broadcasting industry. He also co-hosts the show called Fitz and Brooks on KNBR with Rod Brooks.
Talking about his link with KNBR, which is a radio station licensed to San Francisco, broadcasting on a clear channel at 680 kHz. He gained popularity on KNBR as the host of the sports talk show, Up all night. His combination of sports and entertainment knowledge played a major role in winning so many fans.
Bob Fitzgerald Married, Wife
Bob Fitzgerald has not had a very good fortune on love. He found the love of his life, Carol Fitzgerald, when he was attending high school in San Mateo High School and dated for a long time. They even battled the long distance relationship while going to college for four years before tying the wedding knots.
Despite being married to his wife and relishing years of married life, he had to lose her- not to divorce- but to something even more painful.
Personally, the sad news is he lost his wife whom he was married for a long time due to the illness of pancreatic cancer.
Bob Fitzgerald's wife Carol Fitzgerald dies of pancreatic cancer on 20 September 2016 (Photo: Marc J. Spears's Twitter)
Carol left Bob with the authority of her three children, Erin, Ryan, and Quinn, on 20 September 2016. He now lives with his two sons and a daughter in their home; he undoubtedly is a good father and loves his children.
Bob Fitzgerald Bio, Career
Fitzgerald was born in Chicago in 1966, but he moved to Foster City in 1972 at the age of six. He is an educated personality. He did his schooling from Serra High School, and after that for his further studies, he went to the University Of Notre Dame. While he was getting an education at Notre Dame, he involved himself on the campus radio station as play-by-play broadcaster for Fighting Irish football and basketball. He earned a master’s degree in sports management from Ohio State University.
Prominent name in the field of sports, Bob also has a connection with American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California called the Golden State Warriors.
Currently, he is doing a 19th season as television play-by-play announcer for the Golden State Warriors.
In 2015, he announced seventy-one warrior games on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and in addition to this, he continues to keep an active role on the Warriors Weekly Roundtable and also runs postgame radio shows throughout the basketball season. The good thing is since his arrival; the Warriors broadcast team has received twelve nominations. They also won two Emmys for “Best Live Sports Broadcast.”
He has also bagged five Emmy nominations for “Best On Camera” and was also awarded the Emmy for “Best On-camera, Play-by-Play Sports” in 2007 and 2014. He had also dedicated his six years as the play-by-play voice for ESPN’s NBA basketball video game series.
He is a veteran when we talk about broadcasting as he nearly has twenty years of experience in broadcasting Olympic sports. For NBC Sports, he covered the London 2012 Summer Olympics as the play-by-play basketball announcer and also did coverage of water polo at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics.
Similarly, he was also the radio broadcaster doing the coverage of the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics and also the swimming coverage at the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics. So he has had a very successful career due to which he earns a handsome salary of about $52K per year.