NBC News Announcer Howard Reig Dies

Nov 12, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Retired “NBC Nightly News” announcer Howard Reig died today in Florida at the age of 87, TVNewser reports. Reig voiced the opening for NBC’s nightly news broadcast from 1952 until his retirement in 2007, when actor Michael Douglas took his place. “He had the distinction of being the first staff announcer employed by General Electric and the last,” said “NBC Nightly News” director Brett Holey in statement. “In over 63 years in the business he was a radio actor, hosted live big band shows and got to know Duke Ellington in his prime. He was an on-air pitch man who shared the screen with J. Fred Muggs and voiced some of the more well-known commercials of the ’60s.”
—Christopher Perez

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