Keith Jackson(sportcaster)

by John Max 25 Apr,2016
Keith Jackson(sportcaster)
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Keith Max Jackson
  • Birth Place Roopville, Georgia
  • Famous Name Keith Jackson
  • Net Worth $1.5 million
  • Salary N/A
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession Sports commentator
  • Currently Working For ABC Sports
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Ann Jackson
  • Divorce N/A
  • Children 3

Keith Max Jackson was one of the eminent personalities from the media world. He was a retired American popular sportscaster. This legendary figure was known for his successful career with ABC Sports. He worked there as a sports commentator and popular for his distinctive voice.


On the 12th day of January 2018, Keith Jackson died at the age of 89. The cause of death has yet to revel. 

Keith Jackson Early Life

Keith Jackson opened his eyes first time on this world on October 18, 1928,  in Roopville, Georgia, United States. He belongs to the white ethnical background and his astrological sign is Libra.

Regarding his nationality, he holds an American citizenship card nationality and born to American parents. There is no any detail info about his parents. It seems he is a single child of his parents.

He was grown up on a Carrollton, which is near the Alabama state line. He survived throughout his childhood period. However, he was interested in sports and he grew up listening to sports on the radio. He went to Washington State University for his higher education. He graduated in 1954. He received his degree in speech communications.

Keith Jackson Professional Life

Jackson had an outstanding broadcast career and his communication and leadership skills made him best in the field. He was best known for his football broadcasting career.  Apart from football broadcasting, he had delivered his soothing voice in several other games.

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He broadcasted and coverage for Major League Baseball, NBA Basketball, boxing, auto racing, PGA Tour golf, the USFL, and the Olympic games. He also worked as the pregame/halftime/postgame anchor for ABC’s coverage of Super Bowl XXII in 1988.

He has had some of the most prestigious awards and recognition in his cabinets. He manages to get Sports Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.

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Keith Jackson Personal Life

Jackson's personal life was as perfect and successful as his career.  He had a beautiful spouse who supported him in every way and her name is Turi Ann Jackson.  However, there is no any exact date of their marriage. From the very beginning, he was loyal to his wife and he was never engaged an in an extramarital affair. 

The lovely couple shared three children and three grandchildren. He was a responsible father and a grandfather too. Furthermore, he had never alleged into any controversies or rumors. 

On the 12th of January 2018, Keith Jackson took his last breath. This was a shocker to the world of sports and commentary in the United States. However, up until today, the cause of his death has not been disclosed.

Keith Jackson Net Worth

His successful and professional career was one to watch out for the youngsters who want to establish a career as a sportscaster. He surely used to get paid an outstanding salary. The monies that roll in for the sports commentators rolls in hundreds of dollars and for this reason, Keith Jackson’s net worth is approximately around $1.5 million as of 2018.

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