Howie Schwab Dies: Star Of ESPN’s ‘Stump The Schwab’ Was 63

Howie Schwab Dies: Star Of ESPN’s ‘Stump The Schwab’ Was 63

Howie Schwab, a longtime ESPN producer and star of the ESPN trivia show Stump the Schwab, died today at 63, according to his family. No cause or location was given.

Schwab began at ESPN in 1987 and worked there through 2013. He was a producer on multiple ESPN shows, but was best known as the final challenge on Stump the Schwab. On the show, contestants would be challenged in a trivia showdown for cash prizes. The show aired from 2004 to 2006.

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ESPN analyst Dick Vitale remembered Schwab on social media.

“So sad to learn of the passing of my loyal dedicated buddy @howieschwab,” Vitale wrote. “He was recently at my home. Had various health issues but was feeling good when he visited. May he please RIP”

After ESPN, Schwab worked for Fox Sports and on Sports Jeopardy! as a consultant and writer.

No information on survivors was immediately available.


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