Carmine Cincotta

Carmine Cincotta, 41, executive sports producer for WNBC, died Aug. 26 in New York of Hodgkin’s disease.

Cincotta joined NBC as exec producer for sports and specials in 1990, working closely with Len Berman and Sal Marchiano.

In the fall of 1991, he produced the weekly half-hour show “L.T.’s Place,” co-hosted by Berman and New York Giants player Lawrence Taylor. The last feature Cincotta produced was a nostalgic look at the New York Mets in their championship years.

He began his career in broadcasting in 1974 at WABC-TV as a desk assistant and news writer. He was soon recruited to the sports department. He was sports producer for Warner Wolf for one year, then moved with Wolf to CBS, where he stayed for 10 years.

Among many honors he received are a national IRIS Award for outstanding sports program from NATPE; New York Press Club; and AP and UPI New York State Broadcasters awards.

A native of Brooklyn, Cincotta was a graduate of Long Island U., with a B.A. in journalism.

Survived by his mother, Lillian.

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