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Former ABC Sportscaster David Diles Dies at 78

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 2:08 PM, under

Former ABC Sportscaster David Diles died in his home Saturday in Athens, Ohio. Here an abstract of the obituary posted on the WSAZ web site.


The Middleport, Ohio native gained national fame in the 1960s and 70s as the anchor of ABC's college scoreboard show.

Diles worked for many years in Detroit television, and he narrated many documentaries on our region's sports history. Diles also covered spectator sports ranging from the Olympics and the Indy 500 to big time bowling.

The prolific author wrote several books on sports and television. Before his TV career, Dave Diles wrote for newspapers in Pomeroy, Gallipolis and Athens.

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