In Memory

Nev Chandler

Nev Chandler

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01/05/12 09:36 PM #1    

Mary Lou McMillan (Elliott)

Encyclopedia  of Cleveland  History: CHANDLER,  NEVILLE  (NEV) ALBERT JR.


(2 Oct. 196-7 Aug. 1994) possessed one of the most familiar voices  in Cleveland broadcasting  during his career as a radio and television sportscaster. He was born in LAKEWOOD,  the son of Neville and Dorothy Chandler.


Following  his graduation  from Rocky River High School,  he earned a journalism degree  in 1968

from  Northwestern University.  He broke into television broadcasting with WVIZ and WKBF in

Cleveland and WTVN in Columbus.  He married the former Cynthia Weber in 197I, the year he

became the weekend television sports anchor for Cleveland's WEWS. By 1979, Chandler was

also hosting a radio call-in show called Sportsline over WWWE.


 In 1980, he temporarily left television to become the radio announcer for the baseball  games of the CLEVELAND INDIANS  over WWWE, serving also as the station's  sports director. He returned to television as weekday sports anchor for WEWS in 1985. Later that year, he became the "radio voice of the CLEVELAND BROWNS" as he assumed the weekly play-by-play broadcasting  duties for the football  games.


From 1987-9 and again in 1993,Chandler was named "Ohio Sportscaster of the Year" by the Ohio chapter  of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Assn.  He died of cancer at his home  in ROCKY RIVER.  Buried at Lakewood Park Cemetery, he was survived  by his wife, son Scott, and daughter Ashley.


Chandler was elected posthumously to the CLEVELAND  JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME.


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