NBA TV Talent: Gary Apple
Posted Nov 30 2005 12:44PM
Previously, Apple spent more than seven years on CBS flagship station WCBS-TV in New York, where his work was praised as the best sportscast in 2003 by the New York State Broadcasters Association. Aside from his anchoring and reporting duties on CBS-2, Apple was host of “Sports Rap Live,” a popular half-hour interview and highlight show airing Saturday and Sunday nights. He also served as sideline reporter for New York Jets preseason NFL football on CBS-2.
Also while at CBS, Apple served as a sideline reporter for CBS Sports NASDAQ College Football and the College World Series, as well as studio host for CBS “Sports Desk.” He also made numerous appearances on the CBS “Early Show.”
Apple has also recently been a studio host for WFAN Radio, the number one sports radio station in New York, and for the Outdoor Life Network, where he co-hosted “Summer Sportszone.” He also did play-by-play for The Football Network’s coverage of Ivy League Football during the Fall of 2003.
During the summer of 1996, Apple entertained radio listeners nationwide as he sat in for NBC’s Bob Costas on his critically acclaimed syndicated radio program, “Coast to Coast.” Apple was a regular guest host for Costas, filling in on numerous occasions.
Also during that summer, Apple was seen as a sportscaster on the award-winning KTLA-TV, Channel 5, in Los Angeles and throughout America on Prime Sports’ “Press Box.”
From 1990 through 1995, Apple was a sportscaster for Los Angeles TV station KTTV (FOX O&O). While at KTTV, he reported live from sporting events throughout the United States. Apple also filed live field reports covering late-breaking news and updates for “FOX Overtime” during the 1994 NFL season.
Prior to KTTV, Apple was the weekday sports anchor at KMOV-TV, the CBS station in St. Louis from 1986-1990. While at KMOV, Apple’s hard-hitting journalistic approach to reporting sports news was evident – his work in exposing corruption in collegiate sports is well documented in the book Raw Recruits (Simon & Shuster, 1990).
Beyond the sporting world, Apple has hosted several entertainment series and specials including the nationally syndicated children’s series “Record Breakers” for DIC Entertainment.
Apple’s other credits include: reporting for ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” and play-by-play for USA Network’s college basketball and for University of Missouri basketball. He has also worked for WNYT-TV (NBC affiliate), Albany, NY and WTOC-TV (CBS affiliate), Savannah, GA. While at WTOC, Apple was lauded with an Associated Press Award for Best Sports Reporting.
A native of Troy, NY, Apple graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelors degree in broadcast journalism. He lives in New York with his wife and two daughter.