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Obituaries

PASSINGS / Rod Van Hook

Sports broadcaster on L.A. radio stations

November 12, 2009|Times Staff Reports

Rod Van Hook, 61, a veteran sports broadcaster for Los Angeles radio stations KFWB, KMPC and KSPN, died of heart failure Saturday at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, his family said.

A Santa Monica resident, he previously had battled pancreatic cancer.

Van Hook had worked as a studio host for National Football League and college football games on Sports USA Radio network from 2007 until earlier this year.

Born July 31, 1948, in Vermillion, S.D., Van Hook earned his bachelor's degree at UCLA. He won three Los Angeles Press Club awards.

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