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 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. Goren is an 11-year veteran winger in the Piedmont Hockey Association and lives in Winston-Salem with his wife Ada and sons AJ and Max.
Irene Beyer is the newest member of the NSSA staff. NSSA’s administrative assistant comes from Waterworks Visual Arts Center, where she served in a similar capacity. Beyer is a Pembroke, MA native and graduate of Fitchburg (MA) State College. She and her husband Bill moved to Salisbury in 1995. Before her five-year stint at Waterworks, Beyer also served as assistant manager at Literary Bookpost in downtown Salisbury, and as a purchasing systems administrator for Food Lion.
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