Former area radio man Keeve Berman passed away this morning (5/18) at a nursing home in Pembroke Pines, FL. He was 71. Berman spent his years at WEDO, KQV, WTAE-AM as well as a couple of stints in New York.

He was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer in 2007 and underwent extensive treatments and acutally beat the disease by Christmas. In the early part of 2008 though, Berman found himself suffering health ups and downs and was being treated for weakness on one side of his body and depression. His death was the result of a blood clot to his brain.

Keeve Berman was born in Greensburg PA and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. He began working in radio in his late teens and in the early 60s he left McKeesport station WEDO (810) for KQV where he was hired as a fill-in personality and newscaster. After several years, and being named the staff newsman, Berman left to become News Director at WOR-FM in New York City. Two years later, he returned to Pittsburgh to hold a similar position at WTAE Radio. But it was in 1974 that he was called to ABC Radio News in New York where he had a 10-year stint as a correspondent on the American Contemporary Network.

Berman is remembered as an avid golfer and for having a great sense of humor. He is survived by three sons and two daughters as well as a companion

PBRTV Hat tip: Jeff Roteman and Bob Gibson

Editor’s Note: This story has been changed to reflect the correct number of children.