Longtime Philly Sports Anchor is Dead

Sad news from Philly....

Longtime sportscaster “Big Al” Meltzer has passed away, the news confirmed by his family. 

Meltzer was a fixture in Philly sports, remembered for his engaging on-air presence, enthusiasm, sports knowledge and easily recognizable voice.

Meltzer started his Philly broadcasting career in 1966 at WPHL where he covered the 76ers and made Big 5 college basketball legendary.

He worked at several other Philadelphia stations and was the Sports director at KYW and later WCAU where he stayed until 1998. He also worked at Comcast SportsNet, where he retired in 2003. 

The Philadelphia Daily News called Meltzer “the Best Sportscaster in Philadelphia” in 1979.