Sam Nover, longtime WPXI Sports director, dies at 77

Sam Nover, a former WPXI Sports director, has died.

I’m so sad to report the passing of one of greats in the history of WPXI-TV and Pittsburgh Sports, Sam Nover. Sam died...

Posted by WPXI David Johnson on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Nover had a huge impact on Channel 11 and was one of the groundbreaking personalities in Pittsburgh television. He spent close to 30 years at Channel 11.

Nover conducted the final television interview with Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.

Channel 11's current sports director, Alby Oxenreiter, described Nover as a perfectionist with a booming voice who paid keen attention to detail.

Our dear friend and colleague Sam Nover passed away today at the age of 77. We are stunned because Sam’s personality...

Posted by WPXI Peggy Finnegan on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Nover spent a good portion of the year in Florida, but still loved coming back to Pittsburgh for a few months every year.

Nover was 77 years old.