Ten inductees have been selected for enshrinement into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The official honors will take place at the 10th annual induction ceremony, which takes place on December 13, 2016 at the New York Hilton Hotel.
Among the individuals chosen were CBS Sports president Sean McManus, longtime CBS Sports college football announcer Verne Lundquist, ABC’s Good Morning America anchor and former ESPN SportsCenter member Robin Roberts, baseball television analyst Tim McCarver, and the man with the most colorful suits in the broadcasting business, TNT NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager.
The remaining five to be picked for entry into the Hall of Fame were Joe Cohen, Andrea Barry, Bob Mikkelson, Bill Webb, and Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney.
“The 2016 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame marks our 10th anniversary as an organization that shines a light on the people who have helped elevate the sports-broadcasting industry week after week and year after year with visionary leadership, first-class creative talent, and technical-skill sets,” said Ken Aagaard, chairman of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. “This year’s class continues that tradition, and their induction later this year promises to be an event to never forget.”
The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame says individual tickets can be purchased by contacting Carrie Bowden at 917-446-4412 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. All ticket sales from the ceremony will be donated to the SVG Sports Broadcasting Fund, a charity that helps sports-production professionals during times of financial crisis due to illness, injury, or disaster.