The New York Sports Emmys are the premier awards for the state’s outstanding sportscasters and broadcasters. From the incredible comeback of Tomoaki Kato to the Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism, here’s what you need to know about this year’s awards.
NBC 4 New York’s lead sports anchor
Bruce Beck has been the lead sports anchor for NBC 4 New York for 20 years. He has received eight New York Sports Emmy Awards and is one of the most recognized names in New York sports journalism. His career has included coverage of the New York Yankees, Boston Celtics, Patriots, NFL, and more.
Beck has also covered several major events, including five Super Bowls, the NBA Finals, and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. His dedication to living coverage of major sporting events has earned him many industry accolades, including three Cable Ace awards.
In addition to his work at NBC 4 New York, Beck has covered several national events. In 2010, he won the New England Emmy Award for Best Sports Reporting. Other notable sports events he has covered include the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, and the 2008 Pro Bowl.
Eight New York Sports Emmys
Sports broadcasting has been a passion of Becks for more than two decades. His hard work and dedication to his career have earned him several accolades. He was named one of the top local sports anchors in the country by Broadcasting & Cable Magazine. He also won the 1999 New York Emmy for Outstanding On-Camera Achievement in Sports Reporting.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the nominees for the 32nd annual Sports Emmy Awards. They go to the best sports broadcasters. In total, ESPN has won 204 Sports Emmy Awards in the past 32 years of eligibility.
This year’s awards ceremony took place on April 25. It was live-streamed on HBO.
Seven New York State Sportscaster of the Year awards
The National Sports Media Association recently announced the NSMA National Sportscaster and Sportswriter of the Year awards for 2020. Each year, the NSMA recognizes the best sportscasters and sportswriters in the country. They are selected through a nomination process.
Among the award winners are Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Jeff Passan of CBS. Other winners include Bruce Beck of WNBC and Nicole Auerbach of College Football News. In addition, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association honored three men for magazine-length features.
Bruce Beck is the lead sports anchor at NBC 4 New York and hosts the popular Sunday sports show “Sports Final.” He also serves as the New York Giants preseason football sideline reporter. During his career, he has covered many major events. He covers the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, the US Open tennis tournament, and the Super Bowl.
Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism
Broadcasters who work hard to teach the next generation of journalists to get the Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism. It was made in honor of TV journalist Jessica Savitch, who went to Park.
In 1979, Savitch gave the main address at her Ithaca College commencement. Additionally, she was selected to serve on the board of trustees for the educational institution. A year after that, Ithaca College gave her an honorary degree.
Savitch was a local star in Philadelphia. But rumors spread that she used drugs and was not stable, which hurt her reputation. Her coworkers didn’t like how she became a star, which made them angry.
When Savitch was on the air, her delivery was erratic and unprofessional. She slurred her speech and struggled to keep up with her reading.
In an effort to improve her delivery, Savitch hired a voice coach. She also used techniques like ad-libbed reports and improvised narration of a graphic film.