Dick Enberg to Receive Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting
Dick Enberg, the distinguished sports play-by-play broadcaster, will receive the second Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from WFUV Radio (90.7 fm, National Public Radio from Fordham University) at its second annual Spring Gala at the Puck Building in New York City on Wednesday, May 6.
Renowned PBS Television newscaster Jim Lehrer will receive the Charles Osgood Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism, and music icon Paul Simon will be cited with the WFUV Sound & Vision Award. As a special bonus, Simon will also perform for the anticipated 400 attendees. The honorees were nominated by many of their well-known colleagues in their respective fields.
Enberg, known for his signature “Oh, My,” exclamation at key moments of sporting events, joined CBS Sports in January 2000 as play-by-play announcer for THE NFL ON CBS, college basketball and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Enberg is calling play-by-play for CBS Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship for the tenth year. Enberg joined the ESPN tennis broadcast team in 2004, and is the lead commentator on Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open.
The award is named for the iconic Hall of Fame voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Vin Scully, the WFUV and Fordham alumnus who is now in his 60th season calling Dodgers’ games. WFUV will recognize their contributions and raise much-needed funds to continue to provide unique music, news, and sports services, and train the next generation of journalistic talent.