Former CNN Sports Anchor Nick Charles Dies
A bit of sad news to report as former CNN sports anchor Nick Charles has died. Charles, 64, became CNN’s first sports anchor died after a two year struggle with bladder cancer, the cable network reported. Charles began at CNN on the network’s first day on June 1, 1980.
He made his name before a national audience teaming with Fred Hickman for almost 20 years on Sports Tonight, a daily highlight show that battled with ESPN for viewers. However Charles with his well coiffed, curly black hair and sharp looking suits he brought a GQ like style to the broadcasts. But he also was known as a skilled interviewer who related easily to subjects while not being shy about asking tough questions.
Charles became such a popular TV personality that Topps put his face on a trading card.