Costas, Feinstein To NSSA Hall

Bob Costas, Elected To NSSA Hall of Fame (Courtesy: NBC Universal)

SALISBURY, NC (January 9, 2012) – Bob Costas of NBC Sports and the Major League Baseball Network and author and sportswriter John Feinstein of the Washington Post have been elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association’s Hall of Fame, NSSA Executive Director Dave Goren announced today.  Costas and Feinstein will be honored at the 53rd Annual NSSA Awards Banquet on June 11, 2012 in Salisbury, NC.  The event marks the 50th anniversary of the NSSA’s Hall of Fame.

 

Sharing the stage with Costas and Feinstein will be National Sportscaster of the Year Dan Shulman of ESPN and National Sportswriter of the Year Joe Posnanski of Sports Illustrated, along with 103 State Sportscasters and Sportswriters of the Year from throughout the United States.

 

Costas has starred on network television in many different roles.  A 22-time Emmy Award winner, he has spent more than 30 years at NBC.  The 2012 London Olympics this summer will mark Costas’s 10th with NBC and ninth as primetime host, more than any other.  Since 2005, Costas has also hosted Football Night In America.  And, he serves as play-by-play announcer and host for the Major League Baseball Network.

John Feinstein (Courtesy: HBGUSA)

 

 

Feinstein is the bestselling author of more than two dozen books (two of which went to #1 on the New York Times best seller list), including his latest release,  One on One. He has also written for the Washington Post, WashingtonPost.com, The National Sports Daily, Golf World, Golf Digest, and is a regular commentator on the Golf Channel.

 

 

NSSA's 2011 National Sportscaster of the Year, Dan Shulman (Courtesy: ESPN)

 

 

Shulman handles play-by-play for ESPN’s NBA coverage, Saturday night primetime college basketball and  Sunday Night Baseball.  Before starting at ESPN in 1995, Shulman worked for Canada’s national sports network, The Sports Network (TSN), calling play-by-play for the Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies.  He is also the first two-time winner of Sports Media Canada Broadcaster of the Year award.

 

 

 

NSSA's 2011 National Sportswriter of the Year, Joe Posnanski (Courtesy: Sports Illustrated)

 

 

Twice named best sports columnist by the Associated Press Sports Editors, Posnanski now serves as a senior writer at Sports Illustrated and si.com.  Before heading to Sports Illustrated, Posnanski was a sports columnist for 13 years at The Kansas City Star.  He also wrote for The Charlotte Observer, The Augusta Chronicle and The Cincinnati Post.  An author of three books, Posnanski is currently working on a book about recently-fired Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

 

 

 

Among the 103 state winners are:  Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully, who won his 31st California Sportscaster of the Year Award; University of New Hampshire play-by-play announcer Jim Jeannotte (23rd New Hampshire Sportscaster of the Year Award); Indiana University play-by-play announcer Don Fischer (22nd Indiana Sportscaster of the Year Award).  There are also 36 first-time winners.

 

¨¨¨

2011 NSSA Award Winners

 

ALABAMA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Jim Dunaway, CBS 42/WJOX Radio, Birmingham

 

ALABAMA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Doug Segrest, Birmingham News, Birmingham

ARKANSAS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

Steve Sullivan, KATV, Little Rock

ARKANSAS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR 

Bob Wisener, The Sentinel Record, Hot Springs

ARIZONA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

Tim Ring, KTVK-TV, Phoenix

ARIZONA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

Paola Boivin, Arizona Republic, Phoenix

 

CALIFORNIA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

Vin Scully, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles

CALIFORNIA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles

 

COLORADO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Drew Goodman, ROOT Sports, Denver

 

COLORADO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Dave Krieger, Denver Post, Denver

CONNECTICUT SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

(Tie)

Joe D’Ambrosio, WTIC Radio, Farmington

Kevin Nathan, WVIT-TV, West Hartford

CONNECTICUT SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, Hartford

 

DC SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

Lindsay Czarniak, WRC-TV (now with ESPN), Washington

DC SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

John Keim, DC Examiner, Washington

DELAWARE SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

John Sadak, 1290 the Ticket, Wilmington

 

DELAWARE SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Jon Buzby, Newark Post, Newark

 

FLORIDA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Gene Deckerhoff, Florida State/IMG Sports Network, Tallahassee &

 Tampa Bay Bucs Radio Network, Tampa

 

FLORIDA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Gary Shelton, St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg

 

GEORGIA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Bob Rathbun, Fox Sports South, Atlanta

GEORGIA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Jeff Schultz, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta

 

HAWAII SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

Dave Vinton, OC16 (Time Warner Cable), Honolulu

 

HAWAII SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Honolulu

 

IOWA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

John Walters, WOI-TV, Des Moines

IOWA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Rick Brown, Des Moines Register, Des Moines

 

IDAHO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Bob Behler, Boise State Broncos/Learfield Radio Network, Boise

IDAHO SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman, Boise

ILLINOIS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

Dave Eanet, Northwestern Wildcats/Learfield Radio Network, Chicago

ILLINOIS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

Paul Klee, Champaign News Gazette, Champaign

 

INDIANA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Don Fischer, Indiana Hoosiers/Learfield Radio Network, Bloomington

 

INDIANA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Terry Hutchens, Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis

 

KANSAS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Wyatt Thompson, K-State/Learfield Radio Network, Manhattan

KANSAS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Kevin Haskin, Topeka Capital Journal, Topeka

 

KENTUCKY SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Drew Deener, WKRD Radio, Louisville

 

KENTUCKY SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Larry Vaught, Danville Advocate Messenger, Danville

 

LOUISIANA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Lynn Rollins, Cox Sports, Baton Rouge

 

LOUISIANA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Perryn Keys, Baton Rouge Advocate, Baton Rouge

MASSACHUSETTS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Mike Lynch, WCVB-TV, Boston

MASSACHUSETTS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe, Boston

 

MARYLAND SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Pete Gilbert, WBAL-TV, Baltimore

 

MARYLAND SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore

MAINE SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Rich Kimball, Maine Black Bear/Learfield Sports Network, Orono

MAINE SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Pete Warner, Bangor Daily News, Bangor

 

MICHIGAN SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

Mario Impemba, Detroit Tigers/Oakland Univ., Detroit

MICHIGAN SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press, Detroit

 

MINNESOTA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR


Bob Kurtz, Minnesota Wild Radio Network, St. Paul

MINNESOTA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

Mike Russo. Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis

 

MISSOURI SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

John Covington, KLPW, Washington

MISSOURI  SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Bill Battle, Washington Missourian, Washington

MISSISSIPPI SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

(Tie)

David Kellum, Ole Miss Radio Network, Oxford

John Cox, Southern Mississippi/IMG Sports Network, Hattiesburg

MISSISSIPPI SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Rick Cleveland, Clarion Ledger, Jackson

 

MONTANA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Mick Holien, Montana Grizzlies/Learfield Radio Network, Missoula

MONTANA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Greg Rachac, Billings Gazette, Billings

 

NORTH CAROLINA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Bob Harris, Duke/IMG Sports Network, Durham

 

NORTH CAROLINA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Tom Sorensen, Charlotte Observer, Charlotte

 

NORTH DAKOTA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Dan Keating, KMAV/KMSR, Mayville

 

NORTH DAKOTA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Lou Babiarz, Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck

 

NEBRASKA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Kevin Kugler, KOZN Radio, Omaha

 

NEBRASKA SPORTSWRITER

 

Dirk Chatelain, Omaha World-Herald, Omaha

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Jim Jeannotte, UNH Wildcats/Learfield Radio Network. Durham

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Mike Whaley, Fosters Daily, Dover

NEW JERSEY SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Matt Harmon, Shore Sports Network, Bayville

 

NEW JERSEY SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Greg Lerner, Star Ledger (now at MSG Varsity), Newark

NEW MEXICO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

Jack Nixon, New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces

NEW MEXICO SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

Rick Wright, Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque

 

NEVADA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Russ Langer, Las Vegas 51s Radio, Las Vegas

 

NEVADA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review–Journal, Las Vegas

NEW YORK SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Bruce Beck, WNBC-TV, New York

 

NEW YORK SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Bob Glauber, Newsday, New York

 

OHIO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Paul Keels, Ohio State Buckeyes/IMG Sports Network, Columbus

OHIO SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Hal McCoy, Dayton Daily News, Dayton

 

OKLAHOMA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

John Holcomb, KOTV-TV, Tulsa

 

OKLAHOMA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Berry Tramel, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City

OREGON SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

Mike Parker, Oregon State Beavers/Learfield Radio Network, Corvalis

OREGON SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune, Portland

PENNSYLVANIA SPORTSCASTER

 

Jim Jackson, Comcast Sports Net Philadelphia (Flyers TV)/Phillies Radio Network, Philadelphia

 

PENNSYLVANIA SPORTSWRITER

 

Bob Ford, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia

RHODE ISLAND SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Steve Hyder, Pawtucket Red Sox Radio, Pawtucket

RHODE ISLAND SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Brendan McGair, Pawtucket Times, Pawtucket

SOUTH CAROLINA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Allen Smothers, Coastline Sports Media, Myrtle Beach

 

SOUTH CAROLINA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Gene Sapakoff, Charleston Post and Courier, Charleston

 

SOUTH DAKOTA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Mike Henriksen, Sportsmax Radio, Dell Rapids

 

SOUTH DAKOTA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Terry Vandrovec, Argus Leader, Sioux Falls

 

TENNESSEE SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Pete Weber, Nashville Predators TV/Radio Network, Nashville

TENNESSEE SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Jim Wyatt, The Tennessean, Nashville

 

TEXAS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Eric Nadel, Texas Rangers Radio Network, Dallas

TEXAS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Kirk Bohls, Austin American Statesman, Austin

 

UTAH SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

Carl Arky, Weber State Univ. Radio Network, Ogden

UTAH SPORTSWRITER

Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City

 

VIRGINIA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Bill Roth, Virginia Tech Hokies/IMG Sports Network, Blacksburg

VIRGINIA SPORTSWRITER

 

David Teel, Newport News Daily Press, Newport News

VERMONT SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

George Commo, Northeast Sports Network, Essex Junction

VERMONT SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Tom Haley, Rutland Herald, Rutland

 

WASHINGTON SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Bob Rondeau, Washington Huskies/IMG Sports Network, Seattle

WASHINGTON SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Jerry Brewer, Seattle Times, Seattle

 

WISCONSIN SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

(Tie)

Lance Allan, WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee

Matt LePay, Wisconsin Badgers/Learfield Radio Network, Madison

 

WISCONSIN SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Tom Haudricourt, Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee

 

WEST VIRGINIA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Mark Martin, WCHS-TV, Charleston

WEST VIRGINIA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Chuck McGill, Daily Mail, Charleston

WYOMING SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Reece Monaco, KFBC Radio, Cheyenne

WYOMING SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Eric Schmoldt, Casper Star Tribune, Casper

NATIONAL SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR

 

Dan Shulman, ESPN

NATIONAL SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Joe Posnanski, Sports Illustrated

 

HALL OF FAME SPORTSCASTER

 

Bob Costas, NBC/MLB Network

 

HALL OF FAME SPORTSWRITER

 

John Feinstein, Washington Post/Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitter Digg Delicious Stumbleupon Technorati Facebook Email