Hank Goldberg (July 4, 1940–July 4, 2022) was an American sports radio and television host in the United States who lived in Miami, Florida USA before he passed away on his 82nd birthday.
Weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Goldberg hosted an afternoon drive show on Miami’s 560 WQAM radio, an all-sports network. Working on the WQAM programming schedule at various periods, Goldberg is arguably most known for anchoring a show on weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m. with veteran Miami radio host Neil Rogers serving as a lead-in.
After Howard Stern departed terrestrial radio and was no longer on WQAM, Goldberg briefly took over as the morning-drive anchor (6am to 10am). On December 31, 2007, Goldberg’s contract with WQAM came to an end.
After suffering chronic kidney illness, Hammering Hank Goldberg, a longtime ESPN NFL reporter and handicapping specialist, passed away on his 82nd birthday on Monday in Las Vegas, his family told ESPN.
In 15 of 17 NFL seasons when making predictions, Goldberg, who worked for ESPN for 20 years, was at or above.500, according to the network. He contributed to ESPN’s Daily Wager, making weekly appearances during the NFL season and irregular appearances during the Triple Crown events.
Hank Goldberg Career
Goldberg professionally began his career in the 1970s as an assistant to handicapper Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder. He then rose to the position of radio color analyst for the Miami Dolphins.
Goldberg joined ESPN2 when the network launched in 1993 and remained with the network for the next 21 years. His final appearance on ESPN was in May, in a phone interview from the Kentucky Derby.
Previously, Goldberg served as the host of an afternoon drive show on Miami’s 560 WQAM, an all-sports network. After Howard Stern left for satellite radio, he also briefly held the position of morning-drive host. As his contract with WQAM expired in December 2007, Goldberg left the station.
On Snyder’s piece for The NFL Today TV, Goldberg also collaborated with the late Raiders owner Al Davis. Goldberg stated to the Las Vegas Review-Journal earlier this year, “I used to call Al Davis every Sunday morning for information.