NSSA Feature

NSSA Announces 2013 Award Winners

The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) has announced its list of honorees for 2013.

ESPN’s Dick Vitale and Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom have been selected to enter into the organization’s Hall of Fame.  Dan Patrick was named top National Sportscaster while Peter King of Sports Illustrated was named top National Sportswriter.

The award winners will receive recognition at the 54th Annual NSSA Awards Weekend in Salisbury, NC, June 8-10, 2013.

Here is the list of national and state award winners:

HALL OF FAME SPORTSCASTER
Dick Vitale, ESPN

HALL OF FAME SPORTSWRITER
Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press/Author

NATIONAL SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Dan Patrick, Dan Patrick Show/Football Night in America, Premiere Radio/NBC (2)

NATIONAL SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Peter King, Sports Illustrated (2)

ALABAMA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Jim Dunaway, CBS42/WJOX Radio, Birmingham (2)

ALABAMA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News/AL.com, Birmingham (4)

ARIZONA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Dave Pasch, Arizona Cardinals/ESPN, Phoenix (1)

ARIZONA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Doug Haller, Arizona Republic, Phoenix (1)

ARKANSAS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bo Mattingly, Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly, Fayetteville (1)

ARKANSAS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Bob Wisener, Hot Springs Sentinel-Record, Hot Springs (5)

CALIFORNIA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Greg Papa, Oakland Raiders/Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, San Francisco (3)

CALIFORNIA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Tim Kawakami, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose (1)

COLORADO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Vic Lombardi, KCNC-TV, Denver (1)

COLORADO SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Mike Klis, Denver Post, Denver (1)

CONNECTICUT SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Rich Coppola, WTIC-TV, Hartford (8)

CONNECTICUT SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, Hartford (2)

DELAWARE SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Scott Klatzkin, WDSD Radio, Wilmington (2)

DELAWARE SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Andy Walter, Delaware State News, Dover (2)

DC SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Chick Hernandez, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Washington (1)

DC SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Brian McNally, Washington Examiner, Washington (1)

FLORIDA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Gene Deckerhoff, FSU/IMG Sports Net & Bucs Radio Net, Tallahassee/Tampa (14)

FLORIDA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando (1)

GEORGIA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Wes Durham, Atlanta Falcons/Georgia Tech Radio Networks, Atlanta (8)

GEORGIA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Jeff Schultz, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta (3)

IDAHO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bob Behler, Boise State/Learfield Sports Network, Boise (3)

IDAHO SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman, Boise (4)

ILLINOIS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Dave Snell, Bradley Radio Network, Peoria (2)

ILLINOIS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Dave Reynolds, Peoria Journal Star, Peoria (3)

INDIANA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Don Fischer, IU Radio Network/Learfield Sports, Bloomington (23)

INDIANA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Bob Kravitz, Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis (1)

IOWA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Chris Hassel, WHO-TV, Des Moines (1)

IOWA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
John Bohnenkamp, The Hawk Eye, Burlington (1)

KANSAS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Matt Walters, KMAN Radio, Manhattan (1)

KANSAS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Tom Keegan, Lawrence Journal World, Lawrence (1)

KENTUCKY SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Paul Rogers, Louisville Cardinals Radio Network, Louisville (4)
Tom Leach, Big Blue/IMG Sports Network, Lexington (5)

KENTUCKY SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington (4)

LOUISIANA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Lyn Rollins, Cox Sports Television (CST), New Orleans (4)

LOUISIANA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Bob Tompkins, Town Talk, Alexandria (4)

MAINE SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Rich Kimball, Black Bears Radio Network/Learfield Sports, Orono (5)

MAINE SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Kevin Thomas, Portland Press Herald, Portland (1)

MARYLAND SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Mark Viviano, WJZ-TV, Baltimore (3)

MARYLAND SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore (2)

MASSACHUSETTS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Mike Lynch, WCVB-TV, Needham (16)

MASSACHUSETTS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe, Boston (11)

MICHIGAN SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Don Shane, WXYZ-TV, Detroit (1)

MICHIGAN SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
John Lowe, Detroit Free Press, Detroit (1)

MINNESOTA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Phil Mackey, 1500 ESPN, Minneapolis (1)
Dave Schwartz, KARE 11 TV, Minneapolis (1)

MINNESOTA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Michael Russo, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis (2)

MISSISSIPPI SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
John Cox, USM/IMG Sports Network, Hattiesburg (6)

MISSISSIPPI SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Rick Cleveland, Clarion-Ledger/MS Sports Hall of Fame, Jackson (8)

MISSOURI SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Mike Kelly, Univ. of Missouri Radio Network, Columbia (1)

MISSOURI SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Bernie Miklasz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis (2)

MONTANA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Mick Holien, Montana Grizzlies Radio Network/Learfield Sports, Missoula (13)

MONTANA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Bob Meseroll, Missoulian, Missoula (1)

NEBRASKA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Kevin Kugler, Dial Global/Big Ten Network, Omaha (9)

NEBRASKA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Sam McKewon, Omaha World Herald, Omaha (1)

NEVADA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Russ Langer, Las Vegas 51s & UNLV/IMG Sports Network, Las Vegas (8)

NEVADA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas, NV (4)

NEW HAMPSHIRE SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bob Lipman, WTPL Radio, Concord (3)

NEW HAMPSHIRE SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Al Pike, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Dover (1)
Allen Lessels, New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester (10)

NEW JERSEY SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Matt Harmon, Shore Sports Network, Bayville (3)

NEW JERSEY SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Dave Weinberg, Press of Atlantic City, Atlantic City (3)

NEW MEXICO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Scott Galetti, New Mexico Lobos/Learfield Sports Network, Albuquerque (1)

NEW MEXICO SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Will Webber, Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe (1)

NEW YORK SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bruce Beck, WNBC-TV, New York (6)
Gary Cohen, SNY and Seton Hall Radio Network, New York (1)

NEW YORK SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Mike Vaccaro, New York Post, New York (1)
Ian O’Connor, ESPNNewYork.com, New York (1)

NORTH CAROLINA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
David Jackson, Appalachian State/IMG Sports Network, Boone (2)

NORTH CAROLINA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Lenox Rawlings, Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem (3)

NORTH DAKOTA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Lee Timmerman, KFYR-TV, Bismarck (4)

NORTH DAKOTA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Steve Thomas, Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck (1)

OHIO SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Paul Keels, WBNS/Ohio State Radio Network, Columbus (4)

OHIO SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Hal McCoy, DaytonDailyNews.com/FoxSportsOhio.com, Dayton (13)

OKLAHOMA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bob Barry, Jr., KFOR-TV, Oklahoma City (6)

OKLAHOMA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Berry Tramel, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City (5)

OREGON SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
John Strong, Portland Timbers/750am, Portland (1)

OREGON SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
John Canzano, The Oregonian, Portland (3)

PENNSYLVANIA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Derrick Gunn, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, Philadelphia (1)

PENNSYLVANIA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Gene Collier, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh (1)

RHODE ISLAND SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Steve Hyder, Pawtucket Red Sox, Pawtucket (6)

RHODE ISLAND SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Kevin McNamara, Providence Journal, Providence (1)

SOUTH CAROLINA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Allen Smothers, Coastline Sports Media, Myrtle Beach (2)

SOUTH CAROLINA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Gene Sapakoff, Charleston Post and Courier, Charleston (5)
Terry Massey, GrandStrandSportsReport.com, Myrtle Beach (1)

SOUTH DAKOTA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Tyler Merriam, Jackrabbit Sports Network, Brookings (1)

SOUTH DAKOTA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Roger Merriam, Watertown Public Opinion, Watertown (2)

TENNESSEE SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Pete Weber, Nashville Predators TV/Radio, Nashville (2)
Mike Keith, Tennessee Titans Radio Network, Nashville (10)

TENNESSEE SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Jim Wyatt, The Tennessean, Nashville (5)

TEXAS SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Brad Sham, Dallas Cowboys Radio Network, Dallas (11)

TEXAS SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Kirk Bohls, Austin American Statesman, Austin (2)

UTAH SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bill Riley, ESPN 700, Salt Lake City (1)

UTAH SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Brad Rock, The Deseret News, Salt Lake City (5)

VERMONT SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Jack Healey, NSN Sports, Burlington (20)

VERMONT SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Anna Grearson, Times-Argus, Barre/Montpelier (1)

VIRGINIA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bill Roth, Virginia Tech Hokies/IMG Sports Network, Blacksburg (10)

VIRGINIA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
David Teel, Newport News Daily Press, Newport News (6)

WASHINGTON SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Bob Rondeau, UW Huskies/IMG Sports Network, Seattle (10)

WASHINGTON SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Jerry Brewer, Seattle Times, Seattle (2)*

WEST VIRGINIA SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Keith Morehouse, WSAZ-TV, Huntington (3)

WEST VIRGINIA SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Jack Bogaczyk, HerdZone.com/The Herd Insider, Huntington (3)

WISCONSIN SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Dennis Krause, Time Warner Cable Sports, Milwaukee (5)

WISCONSIN SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Milwaukee (2)
Bob McGinn, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Milwaukee (6)

WYOMING SPORTSCASTER OF THE YEAR
Keith Kelley, KFBC Radio, Cheyenne (3)

WYOMING SPORTSWRITER OF THE YEAR
Robert Gagliardi, Wyoming Eagle-Tribune, Cheyenne (3)

- Also won once in Kentucky.