2012 Ceremony Photos

  • ESPN Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer

    ESPN Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer

  • Iconic Monday Night Football announcer Frank Gifford

    Iconic Monday Night Football announcer Frank Gifford

  • CBS and Fox Sports visionary executive Ed Goren

    CBS and Fox Sports visionary executive Ed Goren

  • Trailblazing NBC handheld cameraman Cory Leible

    Trailblazing NBC handheld cameraman Cory Leible

  • Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue

    Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue

  • Legendary CBS and ABC announcer Jack Whitaker

    Legendary CBS and ABC announcer Jack Whitaker

  • Inductee Jack Weir's sons John and Rob

    Inductee Jack Weir's sons John and Rob

  • A trio of Hall-of-Famers from left to Right: Inductee Jack Whitaker and wife Pat, inductee Frank Gifford with wife Kathie Lee, and Inductee Ed Goren.

    A trio of Hall-of-Famers from left to Right: Inductee Jack Whitaker and wife Pat, inductee Frank Gifford with wife Kathie Lee, and Inductee Ed Goren.

  • Network chiefs: ESPN President John Skipper (left) with CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus at Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Reception.

    Network chiefs: ESPN President John Skipper (left) with CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus at Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Reception.

  • NFL behind-the-scenes stalwarts: Former Fox Sports exec Ed Goren (left) and former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue were both inducted along with the rest of the 2012 class.

    NFL behind-the-scenes stalwarts: Former Fox Sports exec Ed Goren (left) and former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue were both inducted along with the rest of the 2012 class.

  • On-air icons Jack Whitaker (left) and Frank Gifford (right) join HOF Chairman Ken Aagaard of CBS Sports.

    On-air icons Jack Whitaker (left) and Frank Gifford (right) join HOF Chairman Ken Aagaard of CBS Sports.

  • Handheld Hall-of-Famers: Legendary cameramen Cory Leible (left) and Davey Finch at HOF reception.

    Handheld Hall-of-Famers: Legendary cameramen Cory Leible (left) and Davey Finch at HOF reception.

  • CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz once again served as host of the evening's ceremony.

    CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz once again served as host of the evening's ceremony.

  • CBS lead play-by-play announcer and longtime HOF ceremony host Jim Nantz (left) with wife Courtney and HOF Chairman Ken Aagaard of CBS Sports.

    CBS lead play-by-play announcer and longtime HOF ceremony host Jim Nantz (left) with wife Courtney and HOF Chairman Ken Aagaard of CBS Sports.

  • Left to right: Former NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol, former NBC engineering/technology chief Charlie Jablonski, and HOF Chairman Ken Aagaard of CBS Sports.

    Left to right: Former NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol, former NBC engineering/technology chief Charlie Jablonski, and HOF Chairman Ken Aagaard of CBS Sports.

  • Crazy like Foxes: David Hill (left) and inductee Ed Goren launched Fox Sports from scratch back in 1994.

    Crazy like Foxes: David Hill (left) and inductee Ed Goren launched Fox Sports from scratch back in 1994.

  • News Corp. President/COO/Deputy Chairman Chase Carey (left) with Fox Sports COO Larry Jones

    News Corp. President/COO/Deputy Chairman Chase Carey (left) with Fox Sports COO Larry Jones

  • 2012 Inductee and ESPN Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer (left) with  ESPN Senior Vice Presidents Jed Drake (center) and Chris LaPlaca

    2012 Inductee and ESPN Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer (left) with ESPN Senior Vice Presidents Jed Drake (center) and Chris LaPlaca

  • ESPN EVP, Sales and Marketing Sean Bratches (left) with CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus

    ESPN EVP, Sales and Marketing Sean Bratches (left) with CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus

  • NBA Commissioner David Stern

    NBA Commissioner David Stern

  • Left to right: NFL Network's Adam Acone, MLB Network's Tab Butler, NFL Network's Glenn Adamo, CBS Sports' Tom McShane, and MLB International's Russell Gabay

    Left to right: NFL Network's Adam Acone, MLB Network's Tab Butler, NFL Network's Glenn Adamo, CBS Sports' Tom McShane, and MLB International's Russell Gabay

  • Inductee Frank Gifford (right) with grandson of his former Monday Night Football booth-mate Howard Cosell, Colin.

    Inductee Frank Gifford (right) with grandson of his former Monday Night Football booth-mate Howard Cosell, Colin.

  • Left to Right: 2010 Inductee Barry Frank, ESPN President John Skipper, and ESPN EVP, digital and print media, John Kosner

    Left to Right: 2010 Inductee Barry Frank, ESPN President John Skipper, and ESPN EVP, digital and print media, John Kosner

  • NBC Olympics SVP of Engineering Dave Mazza (left) with former NBC Sports/Olympics Chairman Dick Ebersol.

    NBC Olympics SVP of Engineering Dave Mazza (left) with former NBC Sports/Olympics Chairman Dick Ebersol.

  • HOF Chairman and EVP, Operations, Engineering & Production Services Ken Aagaard (left) with CBS Sports Executive Producer/VP of Production Harold Bryant.

    HOF Chairman and EVP, Operations, Engineering & Production Services Ken Aagaard (left) with CBS Sports Executive Producer/VP of Production Harold Bryant.

  • Left to right: MLB International's Russell Gabay, CTV OB's Barry Johnstone, and Turner Sports' Tom Sahara

    Left to right: MLB International's Russell Gabay, CTV OB's Barry Johnstone, and Turner Sports' Tom Sahara

  • CBS Director of Engineering Bruce Goldfeder, NEP Broadcasting CTO (and 2011 Inductee) George Hoover, and Sony Electronics  SVP Alec Shapiro

    CBS Director of Engineering Bruce Goldfeder, NEP Broadcasting CTO (and 2011 Inductee) George Hoover, and Sony Electronics SVP Alec Shapiro

  • Inductee Ed Goren (left) with Fox Sports SVP, Field Operations Jerry Steinberg and Game Creek Video President Pat Sullivan

    Inductee Ed Goren (left) with Fox Sports SVP, Field Operations Jerry Steinberg and Game Creek Video President Pat Sullivan

  • Left to right: SVG Advisory Board Chairman Steve Hellmuth of NBA Entertainment, YES Network SVP Ed Delaney, and Fox Sports SVP Jack Simmons

    Left to right: SVG Advisory Board Chairman Steve Hellmuth of NBA Entertainment, YES Network SVP Ed Delaney, and Fox Sports SVP Jack Simmons

  • Fox Sports SVP Jack Simmons with News Corp. President/COO/Deputy Chairman Chase Carey

    Fox Sports SVP Jack Simmons with News Corp. President/COO/Deputy Chairman Chase Carey

  • NEP Broadcasting CEO Kevin Rabbitt and NBC SVP of Engineering Dave Mazza

    NEP Broadcasting CEO Kevin Rabbitt and NBC SVP of Engineering Dave Mazza

  • Left to right: Fox Sports' Jerry Steinberg, YES Network's John Filippelli, Former Fox Sports Chairman David Hill, and Game Creek Video President Pat Sullivan

    Left to right: Fox Sports' Jerry Steinberg, YES Network's John Filippelli, Former Fox Sports Chairman David Hill, and Game Creek Video President Pat Sullivan

  • Inductee Jack Whitaker with his wife, Pat

    Inductee Jack Whitaker with his wife, Pat

  • The star-studded HOF ceremony proved to draw in a packed house.

    The star-studded HOF ceremony proved to draw in a packed house.

  • Bodenheimer spoke of his gratitude toward ESPN's employees.

    Bodenheimer spoke of his gratitude toward ESPN's employees.

  • Gifford praised the technicians and people behind the scenes throughout his career.

    Gifford praised the technicians and people behind the scenes throughout his career.

  • Goren described the the industry as a

    Goren described the the industry as a "small little community that we are all fortunate" to have worked in.

  • Leible joked often in his acceptance speech but was also grateful to be considered one industry's legends.

    Leible joked often in his acceptance speech but was also grateful to be considered one industry's legends.

  • Tagliabue spoke of his predecessors, the fans and the players that helped carry his career to such great heights.

    Tagliabue spoke of his predecessors, the fans and the players that helped carry his career to such great heights.

  • Even at 88 years young, Jack Whitaker was still as sharp as ever.

    Even at 88 years young, Jack Whitaker was still as sharp as ever.

  • Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Chairman Ken Aagaard praised the inductees and urged attendees to contribute to the SVG Sports Broadcasting Fund.

    Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Chairman Ken Aagaard praised the inductees and urged attendees to contribute to the SVG Sports Broadcasting Fund.

  • NBC Engineering/Operations guru Jack Weir pased away in 201. His sons Jack and Rob accepted on his behalf.

    NBC Engineering/Operations guru Jack Weir pased away in 201. His sons Jack and Rob accepted on his behalf.

  • Dolby Broadcast Applications Engineer, Ken Hunold, accepted on behalf of Ray Dolby.

    Dolby Broadcast Applications Engineer, Ken Hunold, accepted on behalf of Ray Dolby.

  • Inductee Frank Gifford with wife Kathie Lee Gifford.

    Inductee Frank Gifford with wife Kathie Lee Gifford.

  • Inductee George Bodenheimer with daughter Kate and wife Ann

    Inductee George Bodenheimer with daughter Kate and wife Ann

  • Inductee Ed Goren with his wife Patty and mother Betty

    Inductee Ed Goren with his wife Patty and mother Betty

  • Inductee Cory Leible with his wife Vally (second from right), and daughters  Debbie, Linda, and Gwen

    Inductee Cory Leible with his wife Vally (second from right), and daughters Debbie, Linda, and Gwen

  • Inductee Paul Tagliabue with wife Chan

    Inductee Paul Tagliabue with wife Chan

  • Inductee Jack Whitaker with his wife Pat

    Inductee Jack Whitaker with his wife Pat

  • NBC's Jack Weir was inducted posthumously. His sons John and Rob join HOF Chairman Ken Aagaard (right) along with Weir's induction sign.

    NBC's Jack Weir was inducted posthumously. His sons John and Rob join HOF Chairman Ken Aagaard (right) along with Weir's induction sign.