Ray Didinger Biography
Ray Didinger is an American author, sportswriter, screenwriter, radio personality and sports commentator and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Writer’s Honor Roll).
Ray Didinger Age
Ray Didinger was born on September 18, 1946 in Philadelphia U.S.
Ray Didinger Salary & Net Worth
Being an author, sportswriter, screenwriter, radio and tv personality for the NBC Sports in Philadelphia, Ray has been able to accumulate an estimated net worth of $1.9 Million from his ability as a media personality.
Ray Didinger Education
Born to Raymond and Marie Didinger and raised in Folsom, Pennsylvania, Didinger is a graduate from St. James High School in 1964. Didinger received a B.S. in Communications from Temple University in 1968. His nickname was Nauga, after the animated character used in commercials for Naugahyde. He spent four years doing sports radio for WRTI and served as the station’s Sports Director.
Ray Didinger Author
Didinger wrote The Super Bowl in 1990: Celebrating a Quarter-Century of America’s Greatest Game. Ray co-authored Football America: Celebrating Our National Passion together with Don Shula in 1996 and co-wrote The Eagles Encyclopedia with Robert S. Lyons in 2005. He also co-wrote The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies with Philadelphia radio personality Glen Macnow in 2009.
Ray Didinger Radio
Ray co-hosts a popular radio show every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on WIP-FM in Philadelphia with co-host Glen Macnow. The show features Macnow and Didinger discussing all aspects of what is going on in Philadelphia sports. It is also common to hear both talk about movies, since the two are avid movie fans. Didinger and Macnow co-wrote a book entitled “The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies”, featuring what they both considered the all-time best in cinema sports dramas, published and released in 2009.
Ray Didinger Sportswriter
For more than 25 years, Didinger has been covering the National Football League for The Philadelphia Bulletin and The Philadelphia Daily News. He was named a five times Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He won the Dick McCann Memorial Award in 1995, for long and distinguished coverage of pro football and his name was added to the writers’ honor roll in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Ray Didinger Television
Didinger is currently a full-time member of NBC Sports Philadelphia, writing articles and appearing on-air in a variety of roles, most prominently in Eagles Pre Game Live and Eagles Post Game Live. Previously, he was a senior producer with NFL Films in Mount Laurel, New Jersey until he was bought out of his contract in February 2009. Didinger has won four Emmy Awards for his work as a writer and producer on the weekly series NFL Films Presents and the Turner Network documentary Football America.
Ray Didinger Wife | Maria Gallagher Ray Didinger
Didinger is married to Maria Gallagher, a Philadelphia magazine restaurant critic and has two children David and Kathleen. The two are very active with HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue (“HeavenSent”) a New Jersey non-profit corporation, dedicated to the rescue and placement for adoption of Bulldogs.
Ray Didinger Awards and Honors
- Dick McCann Memorial Award, 1995.
- Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year. 5-time winner.
- Keystone Press Awards, 6-time winner.
- Associated Press award for column writing, 3-time winner.
- Pro Football Writers of America award for outstanding feature story, 1991.
- Inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, 2005.
Ray Didinger Books
- The Super Bowl: Celebrating a Quarter-Century of America’s Greatest Game (1990). Simon & Schuster ISBN 0-671-72798-2
- Football America: Celebrating Our National Passion with Phil Barber and Don Shula (1996). Turner Publishing ISBN 1-57036-297-1
- Game Plans For Success (1996). McGraw-Hill ISBN 0-8092-3171-9
- The Eagles Encyclopedia with Robert S. Lyons (2005). Temple University Press ISBN 1-59213-449-1
- One Last Read: The Collected Works of the World’s Slowest Sportswriter (2007). Temple University Press ISBN 1-59213-600-1
- The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies with Glen Macnow (2009). Running Press ISBN 0-7624-3548-8