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CHANDLER, NEVILLE (NEV) ALBERT JR.

CHANDLER, NEVILLE (NEV) ALBERT JR.

CHANDLER, NEVILLE (NEV) ALBERT JR. (2 Oct. 1946-7 Aug. 1994) possessed one of the most familiar voices in Cleveland broadcasting during his career as a radio and television sportscaster. He was born in LAKEWOOD, the son of Neville and Dorothy Chandler. Following his graduation from Rocky River High School, he earned a journalism degree in 1968 from Northwestern University. He broke into television broadcasting with WVIZ and WKBF in Cleveland and WTVN in Columbus. He married the former Cynthia Weber in 1971, the year he became the weekend television sports anchor for Cleveland's WEWS. By 1979 Chandler was also hosting a radio call-in show called Sportsline over WWWE. In 1980 he temporarily left television to become the radio announcer for the baseball games of the CLEVELAND INDIANS over WWWE, serving also as the station's sports director. He returned to television as sports director and weekday sports anchor for WEWS in 1985. Later that year he became the "radio voice of the CLEVELAND BROWNS," as he assumed the weekly play-by-play broadcasting duties for the football games. From 1987-9 and again in 1993, Chandler was named "Ohio Sportscaster of the Year" by the Ohio chapter of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Assn. He died of cancer at his home in ROCKY RIVER. Buried at Lakewood Park Cemetery, he was survived by his wife, son Scott, and daughter Ashley. Chandler was elected posthumously to the CLEVELAND JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME.