Fred McLeod was an American sportscaster who died suddenly at the age of 67 on 9 September 2019. The broadcasting journalist started his career in 1974 with the ABC-affiliated channel KQTV. He further worked with several television stations like WSTV, WJKW-TV, KPIX-TV, and WJBK.
He later became a television play-by-play announcer for NBA’s Detroit Pistons till 2006. After that, he announced for the Cleveland Cavaliers (2006-07) and for Detroit Lions’ preseason telecasts in 2019 before his death. Moreover, he has also been in the headlines for his marriage to a broadcast assistant, Beth McLeod. Let us scroll over to discover to know more information about him.
Caption: The late sportscaster, Fred McLeod.
Fred McLeod: Bio, Family, & Career
The late broadcast journalist was born on 1 September 1952 in Strongsville, Ohio, the United States. He has not provided information on his parents or siblings in the media. Further, he had the nationality of American and belongs to the white caucasian ethnicity. His family moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during his sophomore year in high school. After that, he finished high school there as well as attended Point Park College and graduated from there. He was a pitcher on the baseball team in his high school reaching the team at the NAIA College World Series.
Following his graduation, he began his career as a sportscaster for KQTV in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1974. Then he moved to WSTV in Steubenville, Ohio and WJKW-TV hired him as their weekend sports announcer in the late 1970s. He had worked for several television stations like KPIX-TV (San Francisco) where he became a sports announcer for the Oakland Athletics. He moved to Detroit in 1982 for WJBK and WDIV.
From 1984 to 2006, he became a television play-by-play announcer for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons. He was the television play-by-play announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers alongside former Cavalier Austin Carr from 2006 to 07. Before his death, he was serving as play-by-play announcer for Detroit Lions’ pre-season telecasts.
Fred McLeod: Personal Life & Husband
As we have mentioned earlier, he was a happily married man. At the time of his death, he was married to a journalist, TV news anchor, media personality, and meteorologist, Beth McLeod. The duo met in 1988 and he proposed to Beth in 1990 at Christmas time. Following that, they tied a knot in Detroit at Cranbrook House and Garden. The duo was together for twenty-eight years until his death. He also parented three children: Molly, Jenna, and Sean. Unfortunately, he died suddenly at the age of 67 on 9 September 2019 in his car from a heart attack as reported by the sources.
Caption: Fred and wife Beth McLeod.
Fred McLeod: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Coming over to her earnings, he surely had made a good amount from his career in broadcasting journalism. At the time of his demise, he had an estimated net worth of around $5 million. Additionally, he had experience working as a sportscaster for more than 40 years.
Unlike her wife, he was not available on different social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Further, his wife keeps on remembering him and posts his pictures occasionally.
Fred McLeod: Body Measurements
He had a well-maintained body that has unknown body measurements of chest, waist, or hips respectively. His body stood at a height of 6 feet 0 inches or 1.82 meters with around 75 kg body weight. He has light-brown eyes color with brown hair color.