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Chicago sportscaster found dead in Atlanta

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ifilus, May 12, 2011.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Daryl Hawks, sports anchor for NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5, was found dead today in his hotel room in Atlanta, where he had gone to cover tonight’s Bulls playoff game.

    http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/5340239-417/nbc-sports-anchor-daryl-hawks-found-dead-in-atlanta-at-age-38.html
     
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

  3. Dan Hickling

    Dan Hickling Member

    tragic ironies all over this story ... same station lost another sports reporter about eight years ago ... about the same age ... both of them transplants from the same home town (Buffalo) ... my thoughts and prayers are with the family ...
     
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    You talking about Darian Chapman? He was here in DC for a while too. I really liked his work.
     
  5. Dan Hickling

    Dan Hickling Member

    yep ... Chapman was the guy ... had a heart attack while playing in a rec hockey league game ... was in his 30s as was Hawks ...
     
  6. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Unbelievable. Both great guys. Both at the same station. About the same age. Both pictures of health. Just a shame. RIP.
     
  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Ray Lewis immediately had no comment.
     
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Oh man. Oh man oh man oh man.

    Thanks for punching my ticket to hell.
     
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    His obit in the Tribune today is very indicative of how different print and TV journalism jobs are. A co-worker says of him, as a compliment: "He was a fan first and a reporter second." A snippet of that quote is in the headline.
     
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