The Len Berman comeback tour is well underway. Since being shown the door at WNBC in 2009 after more than two decades as their top sports anchor, Berman has become a Renaissance Man of sorts.
His legions of fans get a daily emailed Top 5 sports notes. Additionally, Berman recently wrote a new children’s book.
In October 2009, Berman added radio sports anchor to his weekday duties. The veteran sportscaster handled updates two days a week on the John Gambling WOR morning show.
However, he has decided it’s time to leave the radio work.
“After a couple of years the Gambling bits had run their course,” Berman tells FishbowlNY. “We’ve been talking about the ‘end game’ for a while. I enjoyed the banter, but my other morning projects, like the Today Show and Buzz60.com, were starting to conflict.”
Last month, Berman brought his most popular TV segment–Spanning the World–back to the Today Show.
Berman also does features for startup website Buzz60.com.
Taking over for Berman on WOR, ironically, is the same person who replaced him on Channel 4—Bruce Beck.
WOR has a deal in place with WNBC.
“It’s a great thrill to do some ‘sports rambling with Gambling.'” Beck tells FishbowlNY. “John is a New York radio icon and it is an honor to be on his ‘team.'”
Beck says Gambling enjoys all sports, but especially golf and NASCAR.
“Well golf, I have no problem with – I gun for 80 every time I hit the links,” Beck jokes.
Beck can be heard Mondays at 8:05 a.m. and Fridays at 7:40 a.m.