According to Trib Live:
Cook grew up in the Chatham Village neighborhood of Duquesne Heights, graduated from Pitt in 1954 and served as the school’s sports information director from 1956-66. From 1966-74, he was ABC Sports’ NCAA press director.
Following stints as a sportswriter for the St. Petersburg Times, public relations director for the Miami Dolphins and the Mutual Radio Network, Cook joined CBS sports and served in a public relations capacity from 1977-82. He was a studio commentator for ABC Sports’ College Football Association telecasts from 1982-85.
In 1986, Cook joined ESPN, where he continued as a college football studio commentator until the time of his death.