BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Veteran Boston sportscaster and talk show host Bob Neumeier died on Saturday at the age of 70, his family confirmed.
Known as “Neumy,” he had a long career in journalism, including his role as a sports reporter and anchor at WBZ-TV for 20 years. Neumeier served as a play-by-play commentator for the Boston Bruins on WBZ Radio during that time. He went on to co-host his show Dale & Nuemy on WEEI, field reported for NBC at the Athens Summer Olympics, and covered a wide variety of sporting events, ranging from the Tour de France to the Kentucky Derby.
He won many awards throughout his career, including the 2017 Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Boston and New England Chapter.
Neumeier had recent health troubles and was hospitalized in 2014 after suffering a stroke.
WBZ-TV sports anchor Dan Roche reminisced on working with Neumeier, he said, "he was an 'old school' reporter who knew how to tell a story as well as any reporter I've ever met. He was the best TV writer I've ever known. I also loved that he didn't care what people thought about him- just lived his life, doing what he wanted to do."