New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

Tag Archives: WPIX

Leon Schweir

Leon Schweir (Television sports.  Born, Manchester, CT, Aug. 17, 1952.)  Beginning his career with Connecticut Public Television in 1974, Leon Schweir worked with born ESPN and USA Network in 1979-80 before joining MSG Network as a staff producer and director in 1980.  Schweir produced Knicks telecasts from 1983-89, when MSG began televising the Yankees, and he […]

Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy (Broadcasting. Born, Trenton, NJ, Mar. 31, 1914; died, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Dec. 24, 1984.) Prior to 1948, there was no local television of baseball in New York as the three teams then active in the City generally agreed not to venture into the new medium. But after the successful telecast of the 1947 […]

Jerry Girard

Jerry Girard (Sportscaster.  Born, Chicago, IL, Aug. 6, 1932; died, Hawthorne, NY, Mar. 25, 2007.)  Famed for his deadpan wisecracks, Jerry Girard (born Gerard Alfred Suglia) was sports anchor at WPIX (Ch. 11) for over 20 years (1974-95).  Girard was raised in The Bronx and attended Manhattan College before a series of disc jockey jobs […]

About This Dictionary

The Bill Shannon Biographical Dictionary of New York Sports is an open database of sports biographies maintained by Jordan Sprechman and Marty Appel. We welcome public and scholarly contributions and suggestions.

Share Our Blog!

Sort by Last Name

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Support n-yhs

Help us support our sports database and other collections.

About Bill Shannon

A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

Submission Form

* (denotes required field)

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy