SALISBURY, NC (January 9, 2014) – Marv Albert and Rick Reilly have been elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame, executive director Dave Goren announced today.
Albert, a longtime network play-by-play announcer, and Reilly, who spent the bulk of his career at Sports Illustrated before moving to ESPN, will be honored during the 55th Annual NSSA Awards Weekend, June 7-9 in Salisbury, NC.
NBC's Mike ‘Doc' Emrick has been elected 2013 National Sportscaster of the Year and Sports Illustrated NFL writer Peter King has won his third National Sportswriter of the Year Award in the last four years.
In Michigan, Detroit Lions' radio play-by-play announcer and WJBK-TV sports director Dan Miller won his first Sportscaster of the Year Award.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press won the Sportswriter of the Year Award for the first time as well.
Finalists for the award were nominated by NSSA members from mid-October to mid-November. Final balloting took place during the month of December.