Rich Brenner

Rich BrennerRich Brenner (1946-2012)

Former Fox 8 Sports Director Rich Brenner was a member of the Triad Today roundtable until 2012. His career as a broadcaster and journalist spanned over 40 years, starting in his college years. Rich broadcast his first football game over the radio with play-by-play reports in October of 1965. During the summer of 1967 in Vietnam, Rich served as a fully-accredited news correspondent representing the collegiate point of view. He was also a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

He began full-time television sportscasting at WLVA (now WSET) in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1975. Later Rich worked in Portsmouth, Virginia; Raleigh-Durham; and Chicago, Illinois. He came to Fox 8 in 1987 as sports anchor and retired in April of 2008. A member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science prestigious Silver Circle, Rich won three Southeast Region Emmys and a National Iris Award.

Rich passed away in February of 2012 at the age of 65. He and his wife, Judy, were married for over 30 years. He enjoyed sports of all kinds and motorcycle riding, including six cross-country rides with Kyle Petty’s Charity Ride Across America. Judy Brenner is a crime analyst with the Greensboro Police Department. Their son Shawn is an aspiring country music drummer and lives in Nashville, while daughter Lesley lives in Greensboro.

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