Howard Cosell

Howard Cosell
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Howard Cosell Biography

Howard William Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist on American television. His abrasive personality and tendency to speak his mind, often in erudite terms unusual for a sportscaster, made him, according to one poll, both the most-liked and most-hated television reporter in the country[citation needed].

Cosell was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His parents had wanted him to become a lawyer. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in English from New York University, where he was a member of Pi Lambda Phi. He then went to the New York University School of Law where he earned his JD. During this period, at the request of his father who had restored the original Cosell family name that had been changed after they immigrated, he legally altered his surname to Cosell as of 1940. Read Full Bio >>

Howard Cosell Awards

1995 Sports Emmy Awards Won
1974 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sports Programming "NFL Monday Night Football" (1970). Nominated