Veteran Greensboro Sportscaster Rich Brenner Dies; Filled In At FM Talk 101.1
February 28, 2012 at 8:32 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of retired longtime FOX affiliate WGHP-TV (FOX 8)/GREENSBORO-WINSTON SALEM television sports anchor RICH BRENNER, who died MONDAY night of a heart attack suffered at the AMERICAN RED CROSS "Salute to Heroes" function in GREENSBORO. He was 65.
BRENNER started in radio while serving in the Marines in VIETNAM; he later started his TV career in 1975, anchoring sports at WLVA-TV (now WSET-TV)/LYNCHBURG. He also worked at WMAQ-TV/CHICAGO, WAVY-TV/NORFOLK, and at WRAL-TV and WTVD (TV)/RALEIGH before joining WGHP-TV, then an ABC affiliate in 1987. After his 2008 retirement, he served as a fill-in host at CURTIS MEDIA Talk WZTK (FM TALK 101.1).