FORMER FOX8 SPORTSCASTER RICH BRENNER DIES
HIGH POINT– Former WGHP-TV sportscaster Rich Brenner died suddenly of a heart attack on Monday night at the age of 65.
According to the Fox 8 web site, Brenner was attending the American Red Cross “Salute to Heroes” event at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro when he collapsed.
A New Jersey native, Rich covered everything from NASCAR to the NFL to collegiate and high school sports. He joined Fox8 in 1987 and retired in April of 2008.
He started full time in television as a sportscaster in Lynchburg, Va., and later worked in Portsmouth, Va., Raleigh and Chicago.
Rich won the NCHSAA’s Tim Stevens Media Representative of the award in 2001.