The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame inducted its seventh class on Dec. 17 during a ceremony at the New York Hilton that recognized individuals who have created extraordinary legacies at ABC Sports, ESPN, NBC Sports, and so many other broadcasters around the world. Hosted by NBC Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth, this year’s ceremony honored seven sports-broadcasting greats: former NBC and ESPN production executive Scotty Connal; CTV Outside Broadcast Managing Director Barry Johnstone; COO of NFL Films/SVP of NFL Broadcasting Howard Katz; NBC Sports broadcaster Al Michaels; ESPN EVP of Technology/CTO Chuck Pagano; YES Network Technical Manager Joe Schiavo; and the “Father of Sports Aerial Broadcasting” Mickey Wittman.
The Hall of Famers
Discover the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductees. League and network management, on-air talent, directors, producers, technologists, and operations; every one, an industry legend. Here, all are recognized for their lasting contributions to the sports-broadcasting industry.
The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Ceremony is held each December in New York City, celebrating the industry legends that have made the sports-broadcasting industry the powerhouse that it is today. Join the celebration by watching and reliving past ceremonies.
The Sports Broadcasting Fund
The Sports Broadcasting Fund, established in 2012 by the Sports Video Group, is designed to offer financial support for industry professionals and their families who find themselves facing financial difficulty due to calamity or natural disaster, illness, injury, or loss of life.