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Richard Jay Schaap Edit Profile


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.


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


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


Senior editor, Newsweek, New York City, 1956-1963;city editor, New York Herald Tribune, 1964-1966;correspondent, NBC, New York City, 1971-1980;correspondent, ABC, New York City, since 1980;host of The Sports Reporters, Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, since 1990;host of Schaap One on One, Entertainment and Sports Programming Network Classic, since 1998;host of The Sporting Life, Entertainment and Sports Programming Network Radio, since 1998.



Lieutenant United States Army, 1957-1958.


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.

Maurice William Schaap

Leah (Lerner) Schaap

Barbara M. Barron

Madeleine Gottlieb

Patricia Ann McLeod

Renee Beth Schaap

Michelle Anne Schaap

Jeremy Albert Schaap

Joanna Rose Schaap

Karen Joan Schaap

David Maurice Schaap