Fred McLeod is one of the very famous and most trending personality nowadays on the Internet and in different social media as well. Moreover, he was very famous as an American sportscaster who served as the executive producer of multimedia, and television play-by-play announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
McLeod was born and grew up in the Cleveland suburb of Strongsville. During his sophomore year in high school, McLeod and his family moved to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area. There he finished high school and attended college. Similarly, he graduated from Point Park College where he was a pitcher on the baseball team, reaching the NAIA College World Series.
McLeod began his broadcasting career in 1974 as a sportscaster for KQTV in St. Joseph, Missouri, and later moved to WSTV in Steubenville, Ohio.
In the late 1970s, he returned to Cleveland when he was hired by WJKW-TV 8 as a weekend sports presenter. Likewise, he also provided play-by-play commentary for WJKW’s coverage of Cleveland Indians’ games during the 1979 season. McLeod later moved to KPIX-TV in San Francisco, where he was a sports presenter. Similarly, he played a play-by-play commentator for the Oakland Athletics.
Since 1982, McLeod moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he became a sportscaster for WJBK. Later with WDIV, and in 1984 became a television play-by-play announcer for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, a position he held until 2006.
From the 2006-07 to 2018-19 seasons, McLeod was the television play-by-play announcer. And that was for the Cleveland Cavaliers alongside former Cavalier Austin Carr.
Awards and honors
Three-time Lower Great Lakes Emmy Award recipient as a member of Fox Sports Ohio’s Cavaliers broadcast team – 2014, 2017, 2018.
- Full Name: Fred McLeod
- Date of Birth: 1952
- Birth Place: Strongsville, Ohio, United States
- Date of Death: September 9, 2019
- Aged: 66–67
- Spouse: Beth McLeod (m. ?–2019)
- Education: Point Park University
- Alma mater: Point Park University
- Occupation: Sportscaster
- NBA: play-by-play announcer
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