Bill Hewitt

Bill Hewitt

About Bill Hewitt

Foster William Alfred 'Bill' Hewitt (8 December 1928 in Toronto--25 December 1996 in Port Perry, Ontario) was a Canadian radio and television sportscaster. He was the son of hockey broadcaster Foster Hewitt and the grandson of Toronto Star sports journalist W. A. Hewitt. Bill Hewitt excelled at football, track & field and hockey while at Upper Canada College. After graduation, Bill Hewitt took a broadcasting job at CJRL in Kenora, Ontario. He was then hired as sports director of CFOS in Owen Sound, Ontario, and later held the same title at CKBB in Barrie. In 1951, his father launched CKFH in Toronto and Hewitt became its sports director. By 1958, he and his father were covering hockey on television. Foster eventually returned to radio and for the next 20 years, Bill Hewitt was the TV voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 1981, a health issue forced Hewitt out of the broadcast booth at the relatively young age of 53.