SALISBURY, NC (January 9, 2012) -- Bob Costas of NBC Sports and the Major League Baseball Network and John Feinstein of the Washington Post have been elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association’s Hall of Fame, NSSA Executive Director Dave Goren announced today. Costas and Feinstein will be honored at the 53rd Annual NSSA Awards Banquet on June 11, 2012 in Salisbury, NC. The event marks the 50th anniversary of the NSSA’s Hall of Fame.
Sharing the stage with Costas and Feinstein will be National Sportscaster of the Year Dan Shulman of ESPN and National Sportswriter of the Year Joe Posnanski of Sports Illustrated, along with 103 State Sportscasters and Sportswriters of the Year from throughout the United States.
Costas has starred on network television in many different roles. A 22-time Emmy Award winner, he has spent more than 30 years at NBC. The 2012 London Olympics this summer will mark Costas’s 10th with NBC and ninth as primetime host, more than any other. Since 2005, Costas has also hosted Football Night In America. And, he serves as play-by-play announcer and host for the Major League Baseball Network.
Feinstein is the bestselling author of two dozen books, including his latest release, One on One. He has also written for the Washington Post, WashingtonPost.com, and is a regular commentator on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.
Shulman handles play-by-play for ESPN’s NBA coverage, Saturday night primetime college basketball and Sunday Night Baseball. Before starting at ESPN in 1995, Shulman worked for Canada’s national sports network, The Sports Network (TSN), calling play-by-play for the Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies. He is also the first two-time winner of Sports Media Canada Broadcaster of the Year award.