Rich Brenner, former FOX8 Sports anchor, dead at 65
Rich Brenner, a FOX8 sports anchor for nearly 21 years, has died.
Rich, a major part of the FOX8 Family over the years, died Monday night. He was 65 years old.
Rich was attending the “Salute to Heroes” event in Greensboro when he suffered a heart attack. Medical personnel at the event were unable to revive Rich.
He was then taken to Moses Cone Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Rich, who covered everything from NASCAR and the Panthers to the ACC and high school sports, joined FOX8 in 1987. He retired in April 2008.
He began his full-time television career in 1975 as a sportscaster in Lynchburg, Va. He worked in Portsmouth, Va., Raleigh and Chicago before coming to FOX8.
His awards included the Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, three Southeast regional Emmy awards, a National Iris Award and the Charlie Harville award.
by Deven Swartz
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and everyone who knew and loved him.