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 APUS Aug 2012

Dave Goren – NSSA Executive Director

Dave Goren has served as the executive director of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association & Hall of Fame in Salisbury, NC since 2009.  The NSSA honors sportscasters and sportswriters for excellence, while helping to navigate a path for young people interested in sports media.

He is also the color commentator for Wake Forest University football on the Wake Forest/IMG Sports Network, teaches a class in sports broadcasting at High Point University, and serves as director for the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).  For two years, he contributed a weekly sports commentary for National Public Radio station WFDD in Winston-Salem, NC.

Goren began his journalism career as the editor of his middle school newspaper in his hometown of Taunton, MA.  His professional career started three years later as a 15-year-old high school junior, covering high school sports for the Taunton Daily Gazette.  He continued with the Gazette as a reporter/columnist for eight years.

Goren is a 1981 graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications, where he majored in Broadcast Journalism.  While at Syracuse, he served as play-by-play announcer for Syracuse University football and basketball, and Syracuse Chiefs (AAA International League) baseball for radio station WAER.

Following graduation, Goren worked at WBET-WCAV radio in Brockton, Massachusetts, serving as play-by-play announcer for high school football and basketball, and as host for scoreboard and magazine shows.

He transitioned into TV in 1984, as a sports producer and reporter at WJAR-TV in Providence, RI, and four years later, moved south as sports reporter/producer at WXII-TV in Winston-Salem.  In 2001, Goren was named Sports Director and became the station’s main sports anchor a year later.

In 20 years at WXII, Goren covered several Final Fours and Daytona 500s, the Stanley Cup Finals, NBA playoffs, and several bowl games, including the Orange Bowl and Super Bowl.  Two months after leaving WXII, Goren was voted by his peers as 2008 NSSA North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year.

Goren has 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.  He recently served on a committee to select a Director of Sports Communications Emphasis at his alma mater.  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.

Contact info:  (704) 633-4275  Ext. 1


Katy Temple - NSSA Administrative Assistant

Katy Temple – NSSA Administrative Assistant

Katy Temple joined NSSA as its administrative assistant in October of 2013.  Before coming to NSSA, Temple worked as a visual art teacher at two Salisbury area schools.  She also has worked as a marketing manager and meeting planner in the medical and banking fields.  A graduate of the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, Temple lives in Salisbury with her husband and two children.

Contact info:  (704) 633-4275  Ext. 2