Fred McLeod Bio – Fred McLeod Wiki
Fred McLeod was an American sportscaster who served as the executive producer of multimedia, and television play-by-play announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Fred was born and grew up in nearby Strongsville, Ohio. He was the Cavaliers television play-by-play announcer on FOX Sports Ohio since the 2006 season. He was about to embark on his 14th consecutive season, and 15th overall, as he served in the same capacity with the Cavs during the 1979-80 season.
In addition to his play-by-play duties, Fred McLeod also served as the Cavaliers’ Executive Producer for Multimedia, providing fans behind-the-scenes access on Cavs.com, Cavs HQ, Twitter and Facebook with daily updates and interviews during the season.
Fred recently celebrated his 36th season of broadcasting games, having also spent 22 seasons announcing Detroit Pistons games, prior to returning home to join the Cavaliers in 2006. Fred spent the 1979 MLB baseball season in Cleveland as well, as a TV announcer for the Cleveland Indians. His diverse and extensive sports broadcasting career also included time with the NFL’s Detroit Lions and MLB’s Detroit Tigers.
Fred McLeod was a multiple regional Emmy Award winner as part of the Fox Sports Ohio Cavs broadcast crew, along with his beloved game broadcast partner Austin Carr. He was also a proud recipient of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences’ prestigious Silver Circle Award in recognition of lifetime achievement in television.
Fred McLeod was a Point Park University (Pittsburgh) graduate, where he played baseball and pitched in the NAIA College World Series.
Fred McLeod Age
Fred McLeod was born in 1952 and died on September 9, 2019 at the age of 67.
Fred McLeod Wife Beth McLeod
Fred McLeod was married to his wife Beth McLeod.
Fred McLeod Children
McLeod and his wife Beth had three children: Sean, Jenna and Molly.
Fred McLeod Death
Fred McLeod died on September 9, 2019. He was 67 years old. The Cleveland Cavaliers announced his death in a statement on Tuesday, September 10, 2019:
“It is with the most extreme sadness that the Cleveland Cavaliers share that Cavs and Fox Sports Ohio play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod died suddenly Monday evening [September 9, 2019]. The entire Cavaliers organization mourns the loss of their great friend and teammate. Fred’s deep love for Cleveland and the Cavaliers was clearly evident in everything he did in and around the community and on-air during his more than 1,000 Cavalier game broadcasts. He was a true, heart-felt ambassador for the team, fans and entire greater Cleveland community.
“The Cavaliers extend our deepest condolences to Fred’s entire family, including his wife Beth, mother Marilyn, sister Lynn, and his three children, Sean, Jenna, Molly and each of their families.”
It’s with extreme sadness we share news of the unexpected passing of a beloved member of our Cavaliers family.
RIP @CavsFredMcLeod ❤💛
We extend our deepest condolences to Fred’s entire family.https://t.co/Q3HQsu6Xr3
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) September 10, 2019
FOX Sports Ohio released the following statement: “Fred was among the NBA’s most respected play-by-play voices and an incredible ambassador for both the Cleveland Cavaliers and FOX Sports Ohio. His smooth delivery and passion for both NBA Basketball and particularly the Cavaliers, created an unforgettable soundtrack to some of the most iconic moments in Cleveland sports history. Off the air, he was a friend and trusted teammate. He will be greatly missed, and we send our heart-felt sympathies to his wife, Beth, and his entire family.”
The Detroit Pistons tweeted their condolences: “The Detroit Pistons organization expresses tremendous sorrow upon receiving news regarding the unexpected passing of Fred McLeod.
“Serving as a Pistons broadcaster from 1984-2006, Fred touched the lives of many colleagues, players, and fans through his kindness, his enthusiasm for the team, his storytelling and his passion for the game of basketball.
“We send our deepest condolences to his wife, Beth, and his entire family during this most difficult time.”
LeBron James tweeted: “Man WHAT!!!!??? OMG this is extremely sad. @CavsFredMcLeod May you rest in Paradise my friend! @BethHMcLeod my prayers sent up above to you and your family!!”
Channing Frye tweeted: “It was a honor to work with him, his passion for the CAvs was infectious and created a culture of pride for the team and the city of Cleveland. Serious prayers go out to his family.”
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine tweeted his condolences: “Fran and I are sad to learn of the sudden death of @CavsFredMcLeod. The outpouring of tributes from Ohio sports media show how respected Fred was as a broadcaster and colleague. Fran and I extend our condolences to his wife, mother, children, and to all of his family.”
Fran and I are sad to learn of the sudden death of @CavsFredMcLeod. The outpouring of tributes from Ohio sports media show how respected Fred was as a broadcaster and colleague. Fran and I extend our condolences to his wife, mother, children, and to all of his family.
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) September 10, 2019
Fred McLeod Cause of Death – How Did Fred McLeod Die
Fred McLeod’s cause of death was a heart attack.
Fred McLeod Family
Fred McLeod’s family include his wife Beth, mother Marilyn, sister Lynn, and his three children, Sean, Jenna, Molly and each of their families.
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Fred McLeod Salary – Fred McLeod Net Worth
Information about Fred McLeod’s net worth and salary is being updated.