Kurt Ackerman was an ESPN First Take producer. His recent death news has shocked everyone in the network.
First Take is ESPN’s one of the most-watched talk series. The show features legendary hosts like Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, and Molly Qerim Rose.
Sadly, the mastermind behind the First Take is no more with us.
Who Was Kurt Ackerman ESPN?
Kurt Ackerman was an ESPN producer.
He joined the TV network in 1996 and worked in the channel for over 2 decades. Likewise, he is credited as the producer of the “First Take. Sadly, he passed away on July 4, 2021.
His Obituary and Death Cause
Kurt Ackerman’s obituary did not state his death cause.
Scott Van Belt first confirmed his shocking death news on his SportsCenter edition. According to the host, Ackerman passed away in his home. However, the reason behind his untimely demise was not revealed.
ICYMI: Long-time ESPN producer Kurt Ackerman died Thursday at his home at the age of 58, as mentioned by @notthefakeSVP on his edition of “SportsCenter”. He produced many different shows for ESPN after joining the network in 1996, most recently ” First Take”.
Will be missed!
— Scott Hable👣 (@sctthbl) June 4, 2021
After the news broke out, fans and colleagues have come forward to express their condolences.
Kurt Ackerman Wikipedia Explored
Kurt Ackerman does not have a Wikipedia biography yet.
Ackerman was 58 years old in age. He was one of the prominent figures behind ESPN’s success. In fact, the network decided to expand into York City’s South Street Seaport district under his lead.
Apart from producing, Kurt was also a talented director. With his direction, First Take featured its show in New York City landmarks like Brooklyn Bridge, FDR Drive, and the East River.
We have no doubts that Kuter Ackerman yielded salaries in six figures from his years of career. However, his actual net worth is not disclosed yet.
Rest In Peace Kurt Ackerman 🙏🏾
— Loko Warbucks (@LokoWarbucks) June 4, 2021
His Family and Wife Update
Kurt Ackerman’s family and wife have not released any official statement yet.
He was a very loving friend, husband, and father. We cannot imagine what the family is going under after his sudden death.
On the other hand, the full report of his passing away is still under review. We send our prayers and thoughts to his loved ones. May his soul rest in peace.