Just about two months after Jan Ross, the wife of legendary WWE announcer Jim Ross, was killed in a car accident, Kathy Berman, the wife of legendary ESPN announcer Chris Berman, was killed in a car crash in Connecticut.
Berman died following a two-car crash near Woodbury, Connecticut. She was a teacher and was married to Chris for more than 33 years. The couple had two children together, Meredith and Douglas.
“This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend,” John Skipper, president of ESPN, said in a statement. “Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: he has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years. We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Meredith, Doug and the entire family.”
During last night’s broadcast of Inside The NBA, Ernie Johnson, classy as ever, delivered a heartfelt message to Berman.
NBA on TNT & Ernie Johnson send condolences to Chris Berman. pic.twitter.com/TBwyfbVTlS
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 11, 2017