Veteran L.A. Sportscaster Nahan Dies
One of Los Angeles’ iconic voices of sports, Stu Nahan, died Wednesday at his Studio City, Calif., home after battling lymphoma.
Mr. Nahan last worked as a Dodgers radio reporter and commentator at KFWB (980 AM) in 2004, following long runs at KABC-TV from 1968 through 1977, KNBC-TV (1977-87) and KTLA-TV (1988-99). He was hired at KTLA to replace Keith Olbermann, who left to join KCBS-TV Channel 2
Mr. Nahan also parlayed his fame as a sportscaster into feature film roles that included the “Rocky” series, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “Brian’s Song.”
While he may have been most closely associated with sports, Mr. Nahan also drew fame as host of children’s programs in Sacramento (“Skipper Stu”) and Philadelphia (“Captain Philadelphia”), where he also did play-by-play for the NHL’s Flyers and NFL’s Eagles.
However, Los Angeles is where Mr. Nahan will be best remembered, with a decade at each of three of the city’s top stations.
Mr. Nahan received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May.
In addition, he twice served as the president of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters organization, with stints that began in 1990 and 1996.
Mr. Nahan is survived by his wife, Sandy; daughter Kathleen Derington; sons Mick and K.C.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Plans for a memorial service are pending.