Country: United States
Born: January 20, 1929, in Bronx, New
Died: October 5, 2000.
Roy Silver co-authored The Enyclopedia of Jews in Sports
New York, 1965) with Bernard Postal and Jesse Silver.
Going to work for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
Silver was with the network for 36 years, first as a radio
sports writer, later as news writer and producer. Among the
icons with whom he was closely associated are Bill Stern,
Mel Allen, RussHodges, Red Barber, Chris Schenkel, Bud Palmer,
and Joe Garagiola,
among many others.
During this period he wrote a sports column with cousin Jesse
for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), and in 1965, the two
JTA editor Bernard Postal produced The Encyclopedia of Jews
While still a New York University (NYU) student, where he was
editor of NYU’s Commerce Bulletin, Silver was a sports
stringer for the Associated
Press and United Press wire services, as well as for the New
Times and New York Herald-Tribune.