Kathy Berman, wife of ESPN’s Chris Berman has reportedly died in a car crash Wednesday. The fatal accident took place in Connecticut, taking the life of Chris Berman’s wife.
The fatal accident took the life of 67-year old Katherine Ann Berman, besides one more victim in the two-vehicle crash in Woodbury. The news has come as a huge shock for Chris Berman and his family. Meanwhile authorities have recognized the second victim in the accident as Edward Bertulis, 87, of Waterbury.
In a statement condoling the death of the star sportscaster ESPN President John Skipper said “This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend…Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: He has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years. We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour.”
Chris Berman is one of the foremost sportscasters in the US. He has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979, joining a month after its initial launch, and hosted the network’s Sunday NFL Countdown program from 1985 to 2016. He has also anchored Monday Night Countdown, U.S. Open golf, the Stanley Cup Finals, and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports.
In the meantime, more details are emerging about the incident. Authorities claim that both vehicles were travelling in the same direction on a two-lane road when Kathy Berman’s car struck the rear of Bertulis’ SUV, and both veered off the road, according to the police account of the crash. Berman’s Lexus SC430 went down an embankment and overturned in a small body of water. Chris Berman was listed as the car’s owner.
Katherine Ann Berman and Chris were married for more than three decades and remained deeply in love till now. The two were married for 33 years. She was a teacher, and reportedly met Chris Berman in 1983 by faking car trouble so he could ask her for help. The couple has two grown children.