About Us

Headquartered in Salisbury, NC , the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association membership consists of approximately 800 leading sportscasters and sportswriters from throughout the country.  And more than 80 sports media legends have been inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame, which began in 1962 with the induction of Grantland Rice.

The NSSA hosts an awards weekend each spring that honors a Sportscaster of the Year and Sportswriter of the Year from each state, as well as a National Sportscaster and Sportswriter of the Year.  A Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place at this time as well.

Dave Goren

Dave Goren

Dave Goren serves as NSSA’s Executive Director – responsible for fund raising, marketing, membership and community involvement.  Goren is a 24-year veteran of local television sports, with extensive experience in newspaper and radio sports as well.  After his 20th and final year at WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, Goren was voted NSSA’s 2008 North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year.  In addition to his NSSA duties, he serves as sideline reporter for Wake Forest football on the Wake Forest/IMG Sports Network and oversees the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

Goren currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. He has also served as a guest panelist at the National Sports Journalism Center and at the Association for Women in Sports Journalism convention; on the Industry Advisory Council for the American Public University System; on the Local Organizing Committee for the State Games of North Carolina; on the local board for the Basket Ball gala for Coaches vs Cancer; on the Salisbury (NC) Rotary Club Board of Directors; as a judge for the Radio and Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas awards and for the Salisbury Appearance Commission

Goren currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. He has also served as a guest panelist at the National Sports Journalism Center and at the Association for Women in Sports Journalism convention; on the Industry Advisory Council for the American Public University System; on the Local Organizing Committee for the State Games of North Carolina; on the local board for the Basket Ball gala for Coaches vs Cancer; on the Salisbury (NC) Rotary Club Board of Directors; as a judge for the Radio and Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas awards and for the Salisbury Appearance Commission; on the search committee to select a Director of Sports Communications Emphasis for the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.  And he is a frequent guest on sports talk radio shows, as well as a frequent emcee and speaker at civic clubs and school and charity events throughout North Carolina.

committee to select a Director of Sports Communications Emphasis for the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.  And he is a frequent guest on sports talk radio shows, as well as a frequent emcee and speaker at civic clubs and school and charity events throughout North Carolina.

Goren is a 15-year veteran winger in the Piedmont Hockey Association and lives in Lewisville, NC  with his wife Ada and sons AJ and Max.

For those wishing to interview Goren re: sports and sports media, please contact him via email at: dgoren@nssafame.com, or via telephone at:  (704) 633-4275  Ext. 1.

 

Katy Temple

Katy Temple

 

Katy Temple is the NSSA’s administrative assistant.  Katy has a varied background that includes sales, event planning and marketing. A Roanoke, VA native, Katy lived much of her life in Charlotte, before moving to Salisbury in the 1990s. She is a UNC Charlotte graduate and lives in Salisbury with her husband and two children

Contact info:  admin@nssafame.com  (704) 633-4275  Ext. 2