Sanjay Gupta

CNN sportscaster Nick Charles dead at 64

CNN sportscaster Nick Charles dead at 64

Nick Charles, a pioneering figure in cable TV sports at CNN and one-time Baltimore broadcaster at WJZ-TV, died Saturday at his home in New Mexico, according to the cable news network. He was 64 and had been battling bladder cancer since 2009.

Mr. Charles, who worked as a sports anchor at WJZ-TV from 1972 to 1976, died “peacefully, looking out at the spectacular land that drew him to Santa Fe, New Mexico,” his wife, Cory, a producer for CNN International, told the network.

“As a journalist and sports personality, Nick Charles helped put CNN on the map in its early days,” Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide, said in a statement Saturday.  “He brought intelligence,...