Howard Cosell biography
Howard Cosell was born on March 25, 1918, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After a brief tenure as a lawyer, in 1956, Cosell became a sportscaster for ABC and was the boxing announcer throughout Muhammad Ali's career. Famous for his signature remark, "Telling it like it is," Cosell's opinionated broadcasts for Monday Night Football won him fans and detractors alike. He died in 1995.