Bob Hite (announcer) Biography
Bob Hite (announcer) ( born Bob Hite, Sr. ) was an American radio and television announcer, voice-over artist, and news anchor. Hite began his announcing career in the 1930s at WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan. During his years there, he was among the announcers for such old-time radio shows as The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, The Shadow, and Challenge of the Yukon.
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But his most famous television credit was as an announcer for the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite beginning in 1971, and continuing until his retirement from the network in 1979. Hite died at a Hospice in West Palm Beach, Florida at age 86.
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.Bob Hite (announcer) Career
Hite began his announcing career in the 1930s at WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan. During his years there, he was among the announcers for such old-time radio shows as The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, The Shadow, and Challenge of the Yukon. In 1944, Hite joined the New York announcing staff of CBS. His radio announcing credits for the network included Let’s Pretend, Casey, Crime Photographer, and The CBS Radio Workshop. On VE Day, Bob Hite was the first of CBS staff to announce the Victory in Europe, on airwaves coast to coast.
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After World War II, Hite was seen live on the fledgling medium of television as a spokesman for GE appliances of all kinds, performing live commercials on the Fred Waring Show. During those early years of television, Hite was an anchor of five-minute morning news updates for the local CBS flagship station, WCBS-TV; at one point, he was paired with fellow announcer Peter Thomas on those newscasts. Also during that time frame, he solo-anchored the local/metropolitan evening newscasts as well. In the early and mid-1950s, Hite was the narrator of several short films for RKO Pictures, including one of Stanley Kubrick’s early works, Flying Padre.
Bob Hite announced the opening bumper for CBS’s color programs starting in 1966, replacing fellow staff announcer Hal Simms who had voiced the same bumper the year before. But his most famous television credit was as an announcer for the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite beginning in 1971, and continuing until his retirement from the network in 1979. Hite died at a Hospice in West Palm Beach, Florida at age 86.
Bob Hite (announcer) Net Worth
Total Net Worth at the moment 2019 year – is about $152,2 Million.
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Bob Hite returns to celebrate Gayle Sierens’ retirement
In the world of TV news, one would be hard pressed to find a co-anchor team that worked together longer and had as much success as the WFLA-TV co-anchors Bob Hite and Gayle Sierens.
They were a dynamic duo for more than two decades. Their on-air chemistry was rivaled only by their off-air friendship.
Bob Hite recently returned to Tampa to help celebrate Gayle’s upcoming retirement. It was a reunion filled with emotion. Bob Hite retired from WFLA-TV eight years ago. Bob and Gayle began working together at WFLA in 1977. Gayle was fresh out of college, hired to do sports. Bob was a Philadelphia reporter who “sailed” into Tampa Bay to anchor the news.
Hite recalled, “They had a film crew waiting for me to dock when I arrived that first day, so she was the very first reporter or staff member I met from this television station.”
Sierens made the transition from sportscaster to newscaster in 1985. She and Hite worked side by side for 22 years. It was a match made in TV heaven. Their professionalism and playfulness captivated Tampa Bay area viewers.
When Sierens asked Hite for some advice on retirement, he told her, ” Pursue all your passions.”
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Sierens responded that she would and that included more golf. Sierens also said she planned to slow down, and not live life in such a hurry.
WFLA-TV invites you to watch an emotional tribute to Gayle Sierens Wednesday night. The special show will detail Gayle’s long and celebrated career beginning at 7:30 pm Wednesday on News Channel 8.
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