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Richard Jay Schaap

Richard Jay Schaap, American journalist. Recipient Emmy awards for Sid Caesar profile 1984, sports features 1986, Tom Waddell profile 1988, commentaries 1992, 94, 96, Columbia School Journalism Alumni award, 1994, Cable Ace award, 1996. Lieutenant United States Army, 1957-1958.

Background

  • Schaap, Richard Jay was born on September 27, 1934 in New York City. Son of Maurice William and Leah (Lerner) Schaap.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1955. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1956.

    Career

    • Senior editor Newsweek, New York City, 1956-1963. City editor New York Herald Tribune, 1964-1966. Correspondent NBC, New York City, 1971-1980, ABC, New York City, from 1980.

      Host of The Sports Reporters Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, from 1990. Host of Schaap One on One Entertainment and Sports Programming Network Classic, from 1998. Host of The Sporting Life Entertainment and Sports Programming Network Radio, from 1998.

    Works

    • My Aces, My Faults
    • The controversial tennis coach behind such professional players as Andre Aggasi and Monica Seles traces his fractious relationships with his pupils, explains his philosophy of coaching, and discusses the corrupting influence of money on the sport.

    Membership

    Lieutenant United States Army, 1957-1958.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara M. Barron, June 20, 1956 (divorced 1967). Children: Renee Beth, Michelle Anne. Married Madeleine Gottlieb, August 29, 1967 (divorced 1980).

      Children: Jeremy Albert, Joanna Rose. Married Patricia Ann McLeod, May 17, 1981. Children: Karen Joan, David Maurice.
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    Born September 27, 1934
    Died December 21, 2001
    (aged 67)
    • 1955
      Cornell University
    • 1956
      Columbia University
    • 1956 - 1963
      Senior, editor Newsweek
    • 1964 - 1966
      city editor New York Herald Tribune
    • 1971 - 1980
      correspondent National Broadcasting Company
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