2011 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame

In a truly memorable and emotional ceremony held Dec. 13 at the New York Hilton, the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2011. Elected by a group of 80 past and present industry leaders, this year’s class continues a tradition of excellence that reinforces the depth of talent, commitment, and leadership that makes the sports-broadcasting industry as important as it is.

This year’s class includes legendary broadcaster Jack Buck; former NBC executive Dick Ebersol; Bill France, Jr., who transformed NASCAR; NEP Supershooter’s innovative Deb Honkus and George Hoover; IMG founder Mark McCormack; NFL Films great Steve Sabol; and visionary audio mixer Ron Scalise, a lynchpin at ESPN.

“I have been blessed to have received many awards through the years,” said Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductee Dick Ebersol. “I want everybody in this room to know tonight that no award I’ve ever been given means as much to me as this one. Because in this room, and in so many of the people you saw (in the videos) tonight, many of whom are now gone, that’s my family.”