Warner Wolf has been doing sports on radio and or television in New York for 35 years, after doing radio and TV sports in Washington DC for 15 years. Warner is currently on WABC’s nationally syndicated “Imus in the Morning” program.
Warner, who is the author of 2 books, “Gimme a Break” and “Let’s Go to The Video Tape,” is a graduate of American University in Washington DC where he later taught sports journalism as an adjunct professor. Warner appeared as himself in “Rocky IV” and “How to Loose A Guy in 10 Days.” He also appeared as a background actor in “A Beautiful Mind” and appeared off-off broadway in the play “Fool For Love."
He spent five years as a sportscaster at WABC-TV in New York where he also worked for Roone Arledge and ABC Network Sports, and his assignments included Monday Night Baseball, the winter and summer Olympics, the college football scoreboard and Saturday studio host of Wide World of Sports. Before coming to New York, Warner covered all major sporting events for WTOP-TV in Washington, including play by play of the Washington Redskins exhibition games, the NBA Washington Bullets (now the Wizzards), Washington Senators Baseball, as well as the University of Maryland Football and Basketball. As a sportscaster for WCBS-TV for 19 years, Warner also appeared on the CBS Morning News.
In January of 1991 during the Gulf War, Warner went to Israel and broadcast nightly doing sports on Israeli TV. In May of 2004, Warner received the Ellis Island Medal Of Honor. He is a member of both the New York Jewish Hall of Fame and the Washington DC Jewish Hall of Fame. Warner and his wife have been married for 41 years and have two married daughters. He comes from a family of patriotic birthdays. Warner was born on Armistice Day (now Veterans Day), his father was born on the 4th of July, his mother on Labor Day, they were married on Thanksgiving and one daughter was born on Memorial Day.