Jeff Dickerson WAS an American Sports journalist known for his written work with ESPN know all about his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death
|Birthdate||January 26, 1977|
|Died||28 December 2021|
|Place of Birth||United States|
|Parents||George and Sandy Dickerson|
|Profession||American Sports journalist|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $2 Million|
|Last Update||December 2021|
ESPN’s Chicago Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson died Tuesday of complications from colon cancer. He was 44 years old. The network announced his death in an obituary Tuesday afternoon. Per ESPN, Dickerson died at the same hospice center his wife Caitlin Dickerson died in with melanoma at 36 years old in 2019. He entered the hospice center last week. Dickerson is survived by his and Caitlin’s 11-year-old son Parker and his parents George and Sandy Dickerson.The Bears released a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying, “we are absolutely heartbroken to learn of the passing of our friend and colleague.”
A graduate of Buffalo Grove High School and the University of Illinois, Dickerson began covering the Bears for ESPN in 2001. He also hosted “Dickerson and Hood” along with Jonathan Hood on the station, worked as a sports reporter for ABC Channel 7 in Chicago and served as a TV analyst for Loyola’s men’s basketball. He moved to ESPN.com full-time in 2013, where he covered the Bears until his death. In 2020 he joined the board of the Vaughn McClure foundation, a non-profit honoring the memory of the former Bears and Atlanta Falcons beat reporter who died in 2020 at 48 years old.
Additionally, he covers the Bears for ABC-7 Television in Chicago (WLS) where Dickerson reports from home/road games and practices. He is also the television game-analyst for the Loyola Ramblers men’s basketball team.
Dickerson was remembered fondly Tuesday by his friends and colleagues.“He was simply the best,” ESPN 1000 morning-show host David Kaplan told the Sun-Times. “It sounds like when people die, everyone says nice things. He was truly that guy. Never had a mean bone in his body.”Dickerson was known for his optimism as a person and professionalism as a reporter.
Even while battling cancer, he helped raise funds for the Vaughn McClure Foundation, an organization he helped create to honor the memory of McClure, a former colleague and ESPN reporter who passed away in 2020.Countless friends paid tribute to “J.D.” on Twitter.