National Awards

National Sportscasters and Sportswriters of the Year are selected through a nomination and final balloting process. From mid-October through mid-November, NSSA members may nominate up to three people for each category.  The Top 10 from that nomination process are placed on the final ballot for voting throughout the month of December.  Winners are notified by phone during the first week of January.

National Sportscasters
Year First Name Last Name Affiliate
1959 Lindsey Nelson NBC
1960 Lindsey Nelson NBC
1961 Lindsey Nelson NBC
1962 Lindsey Nelson NBC
1963 Chris Schenkel CBS
1964 Chris Schenkel CBS
1965 Vin Scully L. A. Dodgers
1966 Curt Gowdy NBC
1967 Chris Schenkel CBS
1968 Ray Scott CBS
1969 Curt Gowdy NBC
1970 Chris Schenkel CBS
1971 Ray Scott CBS
1972 Keith Jackson ABC
1973 Keith Jackson ABC
1974 Keith Jackson ABC
1975 Keith Jackson ABC
1976 Keith Jackson ABC
1977 Pat Summerall CBS
1978 Vin Scully L.A. Dodgers, CBS
1979 Dick Enberg NBC
1980 Dick Enberg NBC
1980 Al Michaels ABC
1981 Dick Enberg NBC
1982 Vin Scully L.A. Dodgers, CBS
1983 Al Michaels ABC
1984 John Madden CBS
1985 Bob Costas NBC
1986 Al Michaels ABC
1987 Bob Costas NBC
1988 Bob Costas NBC
1989 Chris Berman ESPN
1990 Chris Berman ESPN
1991 Bob Costas NBC
1992 Bob Costas NBC
1993 Chris Berman ESPN
1994 Chris Berman ESPN
1995 Bob Costas NBC
1996 Chris Berman ESPN
1997 Bob Costas NBC
1998 Jim Nantz CBS Sports
1999 Dan Patrick ESPN
2000 Bob Costas NBC Sports /HBO
2001 Chris Berman ESPN
2002 Joe Buck Fox Sports
2003 Joe Buck Fox Sports
2004 Joe Buck Fox Sports
2005 Jim Nantz CBS Sports
2006 Joe Buck Fox Sports
2007 Jim Nantz CBS Sports
2008 Jim Nantz CBS Sports
2009 Jim Nantz CBS Sports
2010 Mike Tirico ESPN/ABC
2011 Dan Shulman ESPN
2012 Dan Patrick The Dan Patrick Show/NBC Sports
2013 Mike Emrick NBC

 

National Sportswriters
Year First Name Last Name Affiliate
1959 Red Smith New York Herald-Tribune
1960 Red Smith New York Herald-Tribune
1961 Red Smith New York Herald-Tribune
1962 Red Smith New York Herald-Tribune
1963 Arthur Daley New York Times
1964 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1965 Red Smith New York Herald-Tribune
1966 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1967 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1968 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1969 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1970 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1971 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1972 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1973 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1974 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1975 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1976 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1977 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1978 Will Grimsley The Associated Press
1979 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1980 Will Grimsley The Associated Press
1981 Will Grimsley The Associated Press
1982 Frank Deford Sports Illustrated
1983 Will Grimsley The Associated Press
1984 Frank Deford Sports Illustrated
1985 Frank Deford Sports Illustrated
1986 Frank Deford Sports Illustrated
1987 Frank Deford Sports Illustrated
1988 Frank Deford Sports Illustrated
1989 Peter Gammons Sports Illustrated
1990 Peter Gammons Boston Globe
1991 Rick Reilly Sports Illustrated
1992 Rick Reilly Sports Illustrated
1993 Peter Gammons Boston Globe ESPN
1994 Rick Reilly Sports Illustrated
1995 Rick Reilly Sports Illustrated
1996 Rick Reilly Sports Illustrated
1997 Dave Kindred The Sporting News
1998 Mitch Albom Detroit Free Press
1999 Rick Reilly Sports Illustrated
2000 Bob Ryan The Boston Globe
2001 Rick Reilly Sports Illustrated
2002 Rick Reilly Sports Illustrated
2003 Rick Reilly Sports Illustrated
2004 Rick Reilly Sports Illustrated
2005 Steve Rushin Sports Illustrated
2006 Rick Reilly Sports Illustrated
2007 Bob Ryan The Boston Globe
2008 Bob Ryan The Boston Globe
2009 Bob Ryan The Boston Globe
2010 Peter King Sports Illustrated
2011 Joe Posnanski Sports Illustrated
2012 Peter King Sports Illustrated
2013 Peter King Sports Illustrated