Hank Goldberg, the South Florida sports radio and television legend whose brash style earned him the nickname “Hammerin’ Hank” and helped launch him to national prominence as a reporter and prognosticator, most recently with CBS Sports HQ and SportsLine, as well as for years on ESPN, died Monday, his 82nd birthday, at his home in Las Vegas.
His sister, Liz, confirmed the death of Goldberg, who kept working until three weeks ago despite his health having declined rapidly in the last couple years. He died after a seven-year battle with kidney disease.
For three decades (1978 through 2007), Goldberg hosted or co-hosted a popular talk radio call-in show in South Florida, first at 610 WIOD and then at 560 WQAM. With an in-your-face, brutally honest style, he berated, confronted and yelled at his callers.
Hank Goldberg, who worked at ESPN as an NFL reporter and handicapping expert for 17 years, died Monday on his 82nd birthday, his family confirmed. Goldberg had been in treatment for chronic kidney disease in recent years.https://t.co/iGal5YGB4c
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 4, 2022
Sad to report that longtime @espn horse racing analyst & NFL reporter/prognosticator Hank “The Hammer” Goldberg @hammeringhankg died today on his 82nd birthday at his home in Las Vegas after a long battle with chronic kidney disease. Rest In Peace.
— Todd Dewey (@tdewey33) July 4, 2022