Geoff Hart Bio/Wiki
Geoff Hart, a beloved morning anchor for the WYFF television station in Greenville, South Carolina, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. According to a WYFF 4 news report, Hart went on medical leave in December 2020 and is now sharing details of his battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
In a statement posted in a WYFF story on Hart, WYFF 4 President and General Manager John Humphries said, “The WYFF 4 family is heartbroken by the news,”
“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.”
He is around 55-60 years old. Geoff Hart’s age is unknown. According to online reports, he is just 58 years old.
Hart has been a regular on Greenville television since 1993 when he joined the station as sports director. According to WYFF-TV, he joined the news desk in 2011. He was the Sports Director for 18 years, during which time he became well-known in the community for his famous “Hart Stoppers” segments. Geoff joined the Hearst Television team in Italy in 2006 to cover the Winter Olympics in Torino.
In 2011, he decided to change his focus and moved to the news desk, where he has been waking up with viewers on weekday mornings since then.
He has emceed many community activities, including the Special Olympics, and has shared the stories of our local teachers through the Golden Apple Award.
Alzheimer’s Diagnosis (Geoff Hart Illness) Full Details
WYFF News 4’s co-anchor. On May 20, 2021, Hart revealed in the mornings that he is fighting Alzheimer’s disease.
In a report to the team, Hart wrote: “I feel fortunate to have worked at the station all these years, with not just great journalists, but truly great people.”
Akili Franklin (WYFF 4 news director) said, “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.”
— Parella Lewis WYFF (@ParellaLewis) May 21, 2021
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 5.8 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease by 2020.
Family And Wife
The disease’s symptoms normally begin after the age of 60, and the risk rises with age, according to the CDC.
Hart worked at WYFF for 18 years as the sports director before becoming a co-anchor on the weekday morning show.
He was born in Canada but spent the majority of his childhood in England with his family before moving to Florida when he was a teenager. Hart has three daughters and a son with his wife.