Phyllis George Biography – Phyllis George Wiki
Phyllis George born Phyllis Ann George was an American businesswoman, actress, and sportscaster. She was the co-host of “The NFL Today” from 1975-84 and also served as the co-host of “CBS Morning News” for eight months in 1985.
She attended the University of North Texas for 3 years, then went to Texas Christian University after earning a scholarship as Miss Texas in 1970 then won the Miss America pageant in 1971.
After becoming Miss America, George moved to New York City to pursue a career in broadcasting. She was first the co-host of “Candid Camera,” a popular TV show at the time. Soon thereafter, CBS Sports producers approached George about becoming a sportscaster in which she became one of the first women to have a national role in television sports coverage.
George became the first female sportscaster to work at a major TV network when she was hired at CBS in 1974. A year later, she joined the popular CBS pregame show “The NFL Today,” working alongside Brent Musburger, Irv Cross and, later, Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder.
Phyllis George Age
Phyllis George was born on June 25, 1949, in Denton, Texas, United States. She died on May 14, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. She was 70 years old.
Phyllis George Husband
Phyllis George was married twice. She was married to her first husband Robert Evans from 1977 until their divorce in 1978. She was married to her second husband John Y. Brown Jr. from 1979 until their divorce in 1998.
Phyllis George Children
Phyllis George had 2 children from her marriage to former Governor of Kentucky, John Y. Brown Jr., son Lincoln Brown, a technology entrepreneur, and daughter Pamela Brown, a news reporter with CNN.
Phyllis George Death
Phyllis George died on May 14, 2020, at the age of 70, at Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Her ex-husband, former Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. told The Courier Journal, “Phyllis was a great asset to Kentucky. We had a great partnership. I think we enjoyed every single day. We’re sorry to lose her. She’s been a big part of our lives.”
Phyllis George’s children, Lincoln and Pamela Brown said in a statement: “For many, Mom was known by her incredible accomplishments. To us, she was the most incredible mother we could ever ask for, and it is all of the defining qualities the public never saw, especially against the winds of adversity, that symbolize how extraordinary she is more than anything else. The beauty so many recognized on the outside was a mere fraction of her internal beauty, only to be outdone by an unwavering spirit that allowed her to persevere against all the odds.”
Gov. Andy Beshear said in the tweet: “I was blessed to know Phyllis and her family. Her connection with Kentucky runs deep. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with her children, Lincoln and Pamela.”
Phyllis George Cause of Death
Phyllis George’s cause of death was complications from a blood disorder.
Phyllis George Net Worth
Phyllis George’s net worth was estimated to be $10 Million.