Pat Hughes named Illinois Sportscaster of the Year

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs Radio play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes has been named the 2015 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

"I'd like to dedicate this award to the Cubs dramatic 2015 season, and to my tremendous broadcasting partner Ron Coomer," said Hughes.

This is Hughes' 10th Sportscaster of the Year honor and his seventh in Illinois, having previously won the award in 1996, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2014. Hughes was honored as Wisconsin's Sportscaster of the Year for three consecutive years beginning in 1990.

Hughes is entering his 21st season as the Radio Voice of the Cubs, and his third year with Coomer. 2016 marks Pat's 34th consecutive season as a Big League announcer.