GEOFF Hart is a journalist and TV personality in South Carolina who has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Hart has worked at television station WYFF in Greenville since 1993.
How old is WYFF News 4’s Geoff Hart?
Geoff Hart's exact age has not been revealed, but it is believed that he attended college in the early 1980s.
The co-anchor of WYFF News 4 Today in the mornings, Hart announced on May 20, 2021, that he is battling Alzheimer's disease.
On medical leave since December, Hart will not return to the show.
“The WYFF 4 family is heartbroken by the news,” said WYFF 4 President and General Manager John Humphries.
“Geoff is a part of our family, and we love him. We will continue to support him as he leaves to focus on his health and spend time with his family.”
Hart wrote in a note to the staff that "I feel fortunate to have worked at the station all these years, with not just great journalists, but truly great people.”
Said WYFF 4 news director Akili Franklin: "Geoff is beloved by his co-workers and the viewers who have watched him throughout his 28-year career in the Upstate.
"He is a wonderful, caring journalist and has been a mentor and friend to so many in the newsroom.
"We will stand by his side now and in the years to come as he faces this fight.”
It is believed that about 5.8 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Symptoms of the disease usually first appear after age 60, and the risk increases with age, the CDC says.
Hart was sports director for 18 years at WYFF before becoming co-anchor of the weekday morning show.
He is originally from Canada but spent most of his childhood in England with his family before the family relocated to Florida when he was a teen.
Hart and his wife share three daughters and a son.
Did Geoff Hart play in the NFL?
Hart was a placekicker for Northeastern University in Boston and tried out for the New England Patriots.
He would not play in the NFL and would continue his schooling.
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