Is Trey Gowdy Related to Curt Gowdy: is Trey Gowdy, a former congressman from South Carolina who now hosts a show on Fox News, related to Curt Gowdy, a late sportscaster who was very well liked by many people?
Here’s what we know about the two men from opposite sides of the country who did very different things in their careers and whether or not they are related.
Is Trey Gowdy Related to Curt Gowdy
According to the Society for American Baseball Research, Trey and Curt, who was from Wyoming and died in 2006, are not related. The Cowboy State is where Curt was born in 1919. In the middle of the 1960s, Trey was born in South Carolina.
Curt went on to have a legendary career as a sportscaster. According to The New York Times, the legend called an unheard-of seven Super Bowls and ten World Series before Trey had even finished high school.
Curt may have called games that Trey was at, but the two men are not related. A false rumor was going around online, though, that Curt was Trey’s father. According to his bio, Trey is the son of Hal and Novalene Gowdy. He was a federal prosecutor for six years and then served four terms in Congress for South Carolina’s 4th district.
CNN says that the former congressman worked as outside counsel for former president Donald Trump when there were calls for his impeachment in 2019. Since he now works as a Fox News host, it’s not surprising that some people don’t like him very much. He also had something to do with the bad Benghazi hearings.
When Trey spoke out about the Kevin McCarthy speaker of the house mess, he got more opposition. According to Yahoo!, he said, “Rather than uniting around a legislative or investigative agenda, House Republicans are fighting with each other over who will be the speaker.”
Curt, on the other hand, has a reputation that people respect. In 1970, his mentor Red Barber wrote, “In my honest opinion, Curt Gowdy is the best sports announcer on TV today. He is the best at football, baseball, basketball, track, fishing, the winter Olympics, and the summer Olympics. He is very smart and has a lot of power.” A lot of people agreed with this way of putting it.
Curt died at age 86 after 40 years in the business and a battle with leukemia. The New York Times called him “one of the best sportscasters in broadcasting history.” After the news of the legend’s death, a banner outside of Boston’s Fenway Park said, “Thanks, Curt.”
At his funeral, his real son, Curt Gowdy Jr., not Trey, said, “He loved the city of Boston, New England, and the Boston Red Sox.