Jan 09, 2014
By Pete Dougherty
From : TimesUnion.com
Longtime play-by-play announcer Marv Albert has been elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame, executive director Dave Goren announced today.
Mike “Doc” Emrick, former New Jersey Devils play-by-play announcer on MSG who is now the voice of the NHL and the Olympics for NBC, was selected as National Sportscaster of the Year for the first time.
Ian Eagle, voice of the Brooklyn Nets for YES Network and an NFL play-by-play announcer for CBS, was selected as New York Sportscaster of the Year, also a first-time honor of him.
In the print division, Rick Reilly, formerly of Sports Illustrated and now at ESPN, will join Albert in the Hall of Fame, and Peter King of Sports Illustrated was recognized as third National Sportswriter of the Year for the third time in four years.
The winners will be honored during the 55th NSSA awards weekend on June 7-9 in Salisbury, N.C.
Albert, 72, has also called play-by-play for the Rangers, Giants and Nets, in addition to his network play-by-jobs for NBC, CBS, Turner Sports, YES and Westwood One. Albert has won three Emmy Awards, six Cable ACE Awards and the Curt Gowdy Award from the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He is a 19-time winner of NSSA’s New York Sportscaster of the Year Award.
A veteran of 39 years of broadcasting professional hockey, Emrick, 67, moved to NBC and NBC Sports Network full time in 2011, after spending the previous 18 seasons with the Devils. A two-time Emmy Award winner for his play-by-play, Emrick was the first broadcaster inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and won the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame.
In addition to the aforementioned roles, Eagle, 45, also calls Thursday night NFL games for Westwood One Radio. A graduate of Syracuse, he also does college basketball and the NCAA Tournament for CBS.