Katherine Berman, the wife of ESPN’s Chris Berman, was killed in a double-fatal crash Tuesday after. Berman, who was a longtime teacher in Waterbury, was 67. The couple had been married since 1983 and have two children. Also killed in the crash was 87-year-old Edward Bertulis.
A People profile from 1993 captures what that first meeting was like. According to that article, Chris Berman had noticed “an attractive woman” driving ahead of him one day in Waterbury, Connecticut. He followed her, then faked car trouble in order to gain the chance of speaking to this woman, who turned out to be Kathy. When she asked him what the issue was, he responded by asking her to breakfast the following day. Of course, she said yes.
Kathy and Chris got married four years later, and soon had two children, Meredith and Douglas.
Chris would go on to become a hero in the world of sports broadcasting, earning the nickname “Boomer” as a consequence of his booming voice.
Kathy Berman’s death came on the day before Chris’ 62nd birthday, while he was attending a baseball game at Citi Field.
The car crash on Tuesday conveyed Kathy's life to a sudden end, as well as the that of the man driving the other vehicle, Edward Bertulis. As indicated by a police record of the crash, both Kathy and Bertulis' autos veered off the street after Berman's auto had struck the back of the SUV Bertulis had been driving.
Various tributes have been relentlessly flooding in from genius competitors, NFL groups, and associates of Chris Berman, who convey their adoration and prayers to the family in light of this disaster.
The Buffalo Bills shared an image of Chris Berman on Twitter, along with a heartfelt message that underlined their support for the ESPN icon in these difficult times.
“Chris Berman has been a friend of the Buffalo Bills for many years and we are all heartbroken to learn of the passing of his wife, Kathy. Today more than ever, we will circle the wagons for Boomer and his family.”