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Keith Jackson
Keith Max Jackson

(1928-10-18)October 18, 1928
Died January 12, 2018(2018-01-12) (aged 89)
Alma mater Washington State University, 1954
Years active 1952–2006
Turi Ann Johnsen (m. 1952)
Children 3
Military career
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch USMC logo.svg  U.S. Marine Corps
Years of service 1946–1950
Unit Aviation
Battles/wars Cold War

Keith Max Jackson (October 18, 1928 – January 12, 2018) was an American sportscaster. He was known for his coverage of college football games.

Early life

Jackson was born Keith Max Jackson in Roopville, Georgia on October 18, 1928. He served in the military of the United States during the Cold War. He studied at Washington State University. In 1952, he married Turi Ann Johnsen.


Jackson was known for his career with ABC Sports (1966–2006), his intelligent yet folksy coverage of college football (1952–2006), and his distinctive voice, with its deep cadence and operatic tone said to be "like Edward R. Murrow reporting on World War II, the voice of ultimate authority in college football."


On January 12, 2018, Jackson died in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California at the age of 89.

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