Jack Whitaker Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Relationship, Net Worth

Globecast adds to contribution and distribution teams

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has further strengthened its distribution and contribution teams.

Jack Braybrook has joined the content and distribution team as Account Manager, Distribution, and James Whittaker has joined the contribution team as Business Development Manager OU Sports and Events. Both are based in the UK with their roles effective immediately.

“Jack and James have the proper skillsets to help our customers make full use of both traditional opportunities as well as the shift toward IP, virtualization and cloud services.

Their experience will build upon our successful path of innovating and investing in new technologies to create customer-focused services,” said Juliet Walker, Chief Marketing Officer, Globecast.

Braybrook will work with the distribution team to drive Globecast’s continued success in this evolving market, expanding its customer base and identifying new business opportunities. Before joining Globecast, he held the position of Sales Manager at Arqiva, where he maintained a strong client base and generated new business with customers in the sports federation, occasional use, and live event markets.

Whittaker will work with the contribution team to drive new opportunities and continue to expand Globecast’s powerful market position.

Whittaker recently held the post of OU Sales Manager at Arqiva, where he worked on business development in the OU satellite marketplace and delivered content for the site, ground or venue via satellite, fiber or IP.

Braybrook commented: “I’m fortunate to join a company like Globecast that’s a go-to provider for playout and distribution, most especially with our cloud-based playout solutions.

To help our customers launch their channels and get their content on air quickly and easily is my number one goal.”

Whittaker said: “Working with Globecast across their sports and live events business is a fantastic opportunity, especially with the recent launch of Digital Media Hub, which really pushes the boundaries in publishing content across multiple platforms.

I’m looking forward to liaising with our clients to make their content delivery simple and straightforward.”

Jack Whitaker Biography

Jack Whitaker (born May 18, 1924) is an American sportscaster who worked for both CBS and ABC. He also is a decorated veteran of World War II, fighting in the Normandy Campaign and was wounded by an artillery strike.

Jack Whitaker Age

Whitaker was born on May 8, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He is 94 years old as of 2019.

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Whitaker is still alive.

Jack Whitaker Family

Whitaker was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jack Whitaker Education

Whitaker graduated from Northeast Catholic High School in 1941 and Saint Joseph’s University in 1947.

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To top it all off, Jack’s granddaughter, Brandi, used the money that he had been giving her on drugs. She became hooked and died of an overdose, months after her boyfriend died the same way. Meanwhile, her mother, Jack’s daughter, would also pass away – this time of mysterious causes.

In an interview with ABC in 2007, Jack told them what most of us would have if we were in his shoes: “I wish I’d torn that ticket up.”

Jack Whitaker Career

Whitaker began his broadcasting career at WPAM in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. In 1950, he moved to WCAU where he did local weather broadcasts as well as other local announcing duties. He continued to work for CBS’ Philadelphia station while beginning to take assignments for the network.

CBS Sports

He entered network sports in 1961 at CBS, where he did play-by-play for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League and hosted the anthology series CBS Sports Spectacular among other duties. He worked for CBS for more than two decades.

Whitaker is probably best remembered for his coverage of golf and horse racing. He covered thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown Events, golf’s four major championships, the very first Super Bowl, championship boxing, the National Professional Soccer League in 1967, the North American Soccer League a year later, and Major League Baseball.

He was a studio host for The NFL Today at CBS, the network’s pre-game show.

The Whitaker character, played by Gary McKillips, appears in the June 2007 ESPN Original Entertainment production Ruffian. The film is based upon the storied 1975 match race between unbeaten filly Ruffian and Kentucky Derby-winning colt Foolish Pleasure.

Ruffian broke her leg during the race and was later euthanized. The Whitaker character is shown introducing the race in the paddock area of Belmont Park in New York.

While Whitaker is best known as a sportscaster, he was also a game show host. In the summer of 1966, he hosted The Face Is Familiar, a celebrity panel show for CBS.

In the latter part of his career, Whitaker has moved away from play-by-play or color commentary and has become known for his pre-game and post-game essays at major sporting events.

Whitaker was banned from covering the Masters’ golf tournament for CBS for five years after referring to a patron gallery at Augusta National Golf Club as a “mob” at the end of the 18-hole playoff in 1966. He was allowed to return to the telecast in 1972.

With the death of Dick Enberg on December 21, 2017, Whitaker is the only living play-by-play announcer from the first 21 Super Bowls. He has also been the only living television broadcaster from the first seven Super Bowls since the death of Frank Gifford on August 9, 2015.

ABC Sports and ABC News

Moving to ABC in 1982, Whitaker served as a reporter for both news and sports divisions. He was a part of ABC’s sports team at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games and the 1984 Winter and Summer Olympic Games.

He has also reported sports for ABC’s World News Tonight, Nightline, and 20/20. He left ABC around 2004 and retired from broadcasting soon after.

Jack Whitaker Net Worth

Whittaker is an American lottery winner who has a net worth of $100 thousand. Jack Whittaker was born in Jumping Branch, West Virginia in 1947. He is best known for winning a lottery jackpot of $314.9 million in the game Powerball. At the time this was the largest jackpot to ever be one by a single ticket.

Before winning the lottery, he was the president of Diversified Enterprises Construction and was a multi-millionaire. He chose to take the cash option which was $113.4 million after taxes.

Jack Whittaker began having several legal and personal problems after winning the lottery including having his car broken into and thieves stole more than $500 thousand which he carried with him in a suitcase.

His daughter and her boyfriend were found dead in his home on separate instances and his home caught fire at some point. He was also sued by Caesars Atlantic City because he bounced $1.5 million worth of checks, but he countersued.

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The 5 Most Tragic Lottery Winners

By Nicholas Christensen Last Updated: April 12, 2019
Winning the lottery, especially the jackpot, should be a momentous occasion, right? After all, winning millions of dollars could very well change your life for the better in the blink of an eye.

Unfortunately, life isn’t always picture-perfect. Sometimes, people are just dealt a bad hand – no matter how lucky they seem to be at first.

Sure, it’s quite common for lottery winners to spend all their winnings recklessly, but there are some whose misfortunes come from external sources – or what some say as the “Lottery Curse.” Today, we take a look at the stories of some of the world’s most tragic lottery winners.

In 2002, Jack Whittaker became known for being the sole winner of the $315 million US Powerball jackpot – which was the largest amount won by a single ticket at the time. However, what was supposed to be a new lease on life for him and his family quickly turned into a parade of mishaps and tragedy.

For starters, Jack became a victim of a burglary when thieves broke into his car on two separate occasions and took off with thousands of dollars. In addition, lawsuits against his company kept coming soon after his win, and a casino sued him personally for allegedly bouncing $1.5 million in checks. To make matters even worse, a woman came forward and claimed that Jack had groped her at a racetrack.

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