Stu Klitenic

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Stu Klitenic
Born 1955 (age 58–59)
Nationality United States
Education B.A., Masters in Journalism from the University of South Carolina[1]
Occupation Sports broadcaster
Religion Jewish[2]

Stu Klitenic is an American sports radio and television personality.

Sports[edit]

Klitenic was a standout basketball player at Northwood High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was named "All-Met" in 1973 and in 2008 was named one of the top Montgomery County shooters of the 1970s.[3] From 1973 through 1977, Klitenic played on the basketball team at the University of South Carolina under Hall of Fame coach Frank McGuire.[4][5] In May 1977, he was selected as one of 12 Jewish basketball players from the United States to compete in the 1977 Maccabiah Games in Israel.[2] That team went on to win the gold medal.[6] In 1998, he was named to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington's Sports Hall of Fame.[7]

Broadcasting[edit]

He worked at WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio and WXYZ-TV in Detroit, during the mid-1980s. Until mid-1989, he was sports director at television station KTVI in St. Louis, Missouri.[8] In the 1990s, he was the sports anchor at WSB-TV in Atlanta.[9][10][1] In 2005, he was named co-host of the Atlanta Braves postgame show with former Brave Mark Lemke.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stu Klitenic". LinkedIn. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Timms, Leslie (May 20, 1977). "Conference Meeting Sites". Spartanburg Herald (Spartanburg, SC). p. B1. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Shapiro, Len; Pollin, Andy (2008). The Great Book of Washington DC Sports Lists. Running Press. p. 119. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "On the Air, Klitenic Finds Success on TV". The State (Columbia, SC). March 7, 1992. p. 6C. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Jewish Radio Mafia: Stu Klitenic". American Jewish Life. June 2005. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Maccabi Team Beats Canada to Advance to Gold Medal Game". Tennessee Volunteers. July 21, 2009. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Past Sports Hall of Fame Inductees" (PDF). Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. November 17, 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ Mink, Eric (August 29, 1989). "Stu Klitenic Leaves Sports Slot At KTVI". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. 11D. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ "NFL Blacks Out Vikings-Bears Game In Atlanta, Spurs Calls to WAGA-TV". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. September 18, 1989. p. C2. Retrieved June 10, 1989. WSB-TV (Channel 2) introduced Stu Klitenic, its new weekend anchor. 
  10. ^ Rogers, Prentis (January 6, 1996). "Klitenic's WSB exit stirs Hartman rumor". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. p. D2. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Baseball 2005: Total Access Fan's Guide". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. April 3, 2005. p. P23. Retrieved June 10, 2013. Stu Klitenic and Mark Lemke will be the new pre- and post-game hosts, with the other broadcasters rotating as guests for the pre-game show.