NEW YORK — Ed Ingles, who helped pioneer sports updates on radio during a 60-year broadcasting career, died Friday. He was 87.
His death was confirmed by Hofstra University’s radio station WRUHU, where Ingles most recently was the professional in residence.
Ingles was a former New York sports director for WCBS. He also was an analyst on NFL and college basketball games, and covered golf, tennis, horse racing, auto racing and several Olympics.
Considered a strong reporter and dynamic story teller, Ingles spent 24 years at WCBS, often as the morning sports anchor.
“Ed didn’t just give the information, he told amazing stories, made relationships with the people he was talking to, and it came through on every report,” WCBS anchorman Wayne Cabot said.
Ingles trained many future sportscasters there and expanded his teachings at Hofstra, sending dozens of broadcasters, producers, directors and engineers into the broadcasting field. That included his son, Kevin, who became a producer at ESPN, and his daughter, Diana, an associate director at CBS.