Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)
|Born||December 6, 1928|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Died||December 25, 1996 (aged 68)|
Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
|Family||W. A. Hewitt (grandfather)|
Foster William Alfred Hewitt (December 6, 1928 – December 25, 1996) was a Canadian radio and television sportscaster. He was the son of hockey broadcaster Foster Hewitt and the grandson of Toronto Star journalist W. A. Hewitt.
In 1951, his father launched CKFH in Toronto at which the younger Hewitt became its sports director at age 23. In the mid 1950s, Hewitt began substituting on Toronto Maple Leafs hockey broadcasts when his father was given other assignments by the CBC, such as covering the Ice Hockey World Championships or Winter Olympics.
By 1958, the two Hewitts were working together in the television booth on Maple Leafs games. Foster eventually returned to radio and for the next two decades, Bill Hewitt was the TV voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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