Who was Les Grobstein? Chicago Radio Sportscaster Death, Age, Wife, Family

Who was Les Grobstein? Les Grobstein is a Chicago radio sportscaster who was found dead on January 16, 2022 in his Elk Grove Village home. He was 69 years old and He had been a Chicago radio sportscaster for more than 50 years.

What is the cause of Les Grobstein death?

Les Grobstein was found dead in his Elk Grove Village home on Sunday afternoon after reportedly calling out sick from his job on Wednesday.

His family has not shared any information about his cause of death. [Read Also: Who is Aurora Culpo? Age, Height, Husband, Bio, Wiki, Net Worth]


Les Grobstein sportscaster career

A Chicago native, Grobstein most recently worked at 670 The Score in Chicago, but his first sportscaster job came at Northwestern University for the Northwestern Wildcat’s men’s basketball team.

In December 29, 1970, He commentated his first game on and moved on to the play-by-play sportscaster at Chicago Sting. He worked for the radio station for the first two years of its existence.

His career took him to greater heights and he eventually worked for bigger radio stations including WLS Radio, CBS Radio, and The Score. He also worked as a reporter for Sportsphone Chicago for two years in 1977.


Les Grobstein Death, Age, Wife, Family, and more

NameLes Grobstein
Age69 years
Date of Birth1953
Birth PlaceChicago, USA
Date of Death16 January 2022
ProfessionRadio Sportscaster
Zodiac sign/Sun signN/A
CollegeColumbia College
Education QualificationSoon Update
ParentsSoon Update
Martial StatusMarried
WifeNot Known
ChildrenSoon Update

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How did Les Grobstein become interested in sports?

His prolific career allowed him to work with other sportscasters including Larry Lujack and Steve Dahl who had often commented on Grobstein’s passion for sports, saying it was potentially too much.

Grobstein’s passion for sports began when he was 7 years old and attended a Cubs versus Phillies baseball game at Wrigley Field in 1959.


He attended the major league baseball game with his grandfather and by the time he was ten, he was a full-blown sports aficionado.

“He would go to the games with a little tape recorder and do his own play-by-play,” Grobstein’s childhood friend Paul Vladen said in a 1997 interview with Chicago Reader.

“He always kept score–he still does. And he keeps those scorecards. He has hundreds and hundreds of scorecards. He made special tapes for his friends–we called them the Grobbo tapes–which were updates on what was going on in sports.”


His passion far exceeded those of his colleagues Grobstein told Chicago Reader at the time. It was what got him on the air.

“I went everywhere–I mean everywhere,” Grobstein had said. He covered the 1977 New York blackout by being at the right place at the right time.

His accomplishment was the direct result of covering the Indians versus Boston game and then driving through the night to reach New York in time to cover the Cubs versus Mets game.


Following the game, he rushed to the Belmont racetrack to cover a horserace and then went to Shea Stadium where the blackout took place.

“They put me on the air immediately,” he said. “I was the guy breaking that story.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Les Grobstein?

Les Grobstein is a Chicago radio sportscaster who was found dead on January 16, 2022 in his Elk Grove Village home. He had been a Chicago radio sportscaster for more than 50 years.


What is Les Grobstein age?

69 years old

Who is Les Grobstein wife?

Not Known, soon update

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