Chip Cipolla

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Chip Cipolla
Frank Cipolla

August 24, 1926
The Bronx, New York
DiedJuly 10, 1994(1994-07-10) (aged 67)
Manhattan, New York
Alma materFordham University
OccupationRadio snnouncer
Children1 Nancy Lynn Cipolla

Frank "Chip" Cipolla (August 24, 1926 – July 10, 1994) was an American radio announcer for the New York Football Giants and other professional sports teams in the New York City area.[1][2]

Cipolla was born in the Bronx, the son of Italian-Americans Henry Cipolla and Rose DiSanto Cipolla. He had a sister, Gloria Rocks.[3]Has a daughter Nancy Lynn Cipolla (Harrington)

A graduate of Fordham University, class of 1950, Cipolla worked for 19 years at WNEW Radio. From 1960-65 he served as the station's sports editor. He was a color commentator for the Giants, as part of the broadcasting team that included Marty Glickman, Al DeRogatis and Kyle Rote. He was also a regular on WNEW's highly rated morning program, Klavan & Finch. On November 9, 1965, WNEW pressed Cipolla into duty as a street reporter during the Northeastern blackout, reporting from various Manhattan locations much of the night. Cipolla later did the morning news on the Jay Thomas Show on 92.3 WKTU in New York in the early 80's.

He later broadcast games of the New York Mets, New York Rangers, New Jersey Nets and New York Cosmos, the North American Soccer League team which presented him with a 1972 championship ring.

Cipolla was inducted into the Fordham University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1981.

Cipolla died of cancer at Lenox Hill Hospital, aged 67.[2]


  1. ^ "Chip Cipolla, Sports Announcer, 64". The New York Times. July 11, 1994. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Giants Announcer Chip Cipolla Dies". New York Daily News. July 11, 1994. p. 52. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Has a daughter Nancy Lynn Cipola."Rose Cippola". New York Daily News. January 1, 1987. p. 18. Retrieved June 24, 2018.

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