Former Houston Sportscaster John O'Reilly Dies
June 8, 2015 at 3:58 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of sportscaster and former NFL HOUSTON OILERS radio voice JOHN O'REILLY, who died FRIDAY in HOUSTON after a long illness at 72, according to the HOUSTON CHRONICLE.
O'REILLY worked in promotions for the CINCINNATI REDS and OAKLAND A'S before moving into television as a sportscaster at ABC O&O KGO-TV/SAN FRANCISCO and NBC O&Os WNBC-TV/NEW YORK and WMAQ-TV/CHICAGO. He worked in radio at ABC anchoring sportscasts and hosting coverage of the 1980 LAKE PLACID WINTER OLYMPICS, then headed to HOUSTON as a sports anchor and later Sports Director and nightly "SPORTSBEAT" sports talk show host at KTRH-A.
O'REILLY also anchored weekend updates at then-EMMIS Sports WFAN-A/NEW YORK in 1988-89, and later hosted at HOUSTON's KSEV-A and KPRC-A, leaving the latter in 2000. He served as OILERS (now TENNESSEE TITANS) radio voice in 1983-85 and 1989-91.