Elizabeth Shanov, 49; Radio Reporter Known for Her Sports Coverage

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Elizabeth Shanov, 49, a radio reporter known for her coverage of such sports events as the 1984 Olympics, the 2002 Rose Bowl and various all-star games, died Sunday in her Monrovia home of cancer.

The native New Yorker was educated at Fordham University and began her broadcast career with New York’s all-news radio station WCBS-AM. For the last 27 years, she had worked as a reporter and producer for the CBS, ABC and Associated Press radio networks. She also wrote for the Wall Street Journal and Newsday.

Among the national stories Shanov covered as a freelance reporter for various radio networks were the O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles, and the Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy shows. In recent years, she had concentrated primarily on sports events.