Bob Lobel Biography
Robert Lobel famously known as Bob Lobel is a retired American Sportscaster for WBZ-TV in Boston, Massachusetts. He was born on December 24th, 1943 in Apple Creek, Ohio.
He attended Kent State University for his bachelor’s degree and went to the University of Vermont for his master’s degree. Back in 1969, he was hired as a sportscaster by WVNY in Burlington, Vermont. After his wife’s pregnancy, Lobel moved to WJOY. He then joined WGIR in Manchester, New Hampshire in 1972.
Here, he hosted a nightly call-in show and also called high school sports, Saint Anselm and Dartmouth hockey not forgetting American Legion baseball. In 1976, he joined WBZ where he hosted Calling All Sports. During the 1977 NBA Playoffs, Lobel filled in for Boston Celtics play by play announcer, Johnny Most.
Between Sunday and Thursday, he anchored the sports segments on evening newscasts and he also hosted weekly programs Sports Final and Patriots 5th Quarter. In 2008, his contract was bought out by the station and this was during the round of layoffs.
Bob Lobel Age| Is Bob Lobel Still Alive
He was born on December 24th, 1943 in Apple Creek, Ohio. He is 75 years old as of 2018.
Bob Lobel And Susan Wornick| Bob Lobel Wife| Bob Lobel Marriages| Bob Lobel Spouse| Was Bob Lobel Married To Susan Wornick
Susan Wornick is Lobel’s ex-wife and now he is married to Suzanne McCarthy.
Bob Lobel’s Daughter
The only information available about her daughter is that she lives outside of Portland, Ore. She was the one who organized for an appointment so that he could get a medical marijuana card.
Bob Lobel Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $20 Million.
Bob Lobel WBZ
Lobel joined WBZ in 1979 where he was a weekend sports anchor and he was later promoted to a weekday anchor and sports director in 1981. He has also done play by play work, calling WBZ’s annual broadcast of the Boston Marathon, Boston Celtics games from 1989-1993. He also followed Boston College Eagles football games in 1986, New England Patriots pre-season games from 1995-1997.
On the air, Lobel was known for using props and catchphrases during his sportscasts:
“Why can’t we get players like that?” – when any former player for a Boston team is shown making a big play for his new team. This is emphasized in instances when the former Boston player burns a Boston team.
the “Panic Button” when a local team is on a losing streak
a support beam from the Boston Garden occasionally used for Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics highlights.
On April 2nd, 2008, WBZ announced that they would be releasing Lobel after 30 years at the station. On December 1st, 2010, Lobel started a radio show on WTPL-FM 107.7 in New Hampshire. The show was on air till 2014.
Bob Lobel Red Sox Announcer
In 2013, he was one of the three men chosen to serve as Fenway Park’s public address announcer. He will be announcing most of the Boston Red Sox’s Saturday games.
Robert Lobel Lawsuit
Lobel, who has spinal stenosis and must use crutches, as a result, filed a discrimination suit in United States district court in Boston on November 2015, after Woodland Golf Club in Newton, Massachusetts barred him from taking his cart onto its putting greens in 2014. Lobel was “demanding $250,000 in compensation for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Massachusetts Civil Rights Act and to be permitted to use the course with a specialized cart.
” Woodland is reported to have responded, “The golf cart caused significant impressions and tears on the greens during the test.” In March 2016, three of four counts in the lawsuit (including the demand for $250,000) were dismissed.
In 2005, Lobel filed a libel suit against Darby Conley (creator of the comic strip Get Fuzzy), United Feature Syndicate, and The Standard-Times of New Bedford, Massachusetts for implying and asserting that Lobel was intoxicated while on air; the lawsuit was settled out-of-court in November 2005.
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Legends With Bob Lobel
Legendary sportscaster Bob Lobel is back on the air with an all-new television program, Legends Boston. Using his distinctive interviewing style, Lobel has interviewed and produced “unplugged” conversations with some of New England’s famous sports heroes. Legends from the Bruins, Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox and college sports have sat down with Lobel in unique locations and told behind-the-scenes stories New Englanders have never heard before.
“Generations of New England sports fans will appreciate these never before seen interviews. The legends I have spoken to this year have been more candid than ever before,” says Lobel, “It’s great to sit down and talk with these legends. The stories they tell are fascinating.”
Former sportscaster Bob plans to host a pot-themed podcast
Longtime sports broadcaster Bob Lobel will host a new video series and podcast about cannabis.
It will be called “Bob Lobel’s New England POTcast,” produced by Hometown Podcasts, which also makes “Bob Ryan’s Boston Podcast.” Bob Snyder, of Hometown Podcasts, said Lobel’s show will have a local focus, and that episodes will begin around July, timed to the opening of marijuana shops in the state.
Lobel plans to tape the first episode at the New England Cannabis Convention, which will be at the Hynes Convention Center on March 24 and 25. He’ll record at the event in front of an audience at 1:30 p.m. on March 24, Snyder said.
Lobel, who worked for WBZ-TV for almost 30 years, has been vocal about his support for legalized pot over the past few years. In 2016, before the vote on Question 4, he advocated for the legalization of marijuana. Lobel said pot prevented him from getting addicted to opioids when he needed to be treated for pain.