May 22, 2024 6:05 pm
Sports Emmys to present Lifetime Achievement Award to James Brown, acclaimed sports broadcaster

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is honoring sports broadcaster James Brown with Lifetime Achievement awards at the 45th Annual Sports Emmy Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 21. The ceremony will be held at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in New York.

James Brown has had a profound impact on sports media with his world-class talent and influential work as a correspondent for CBS Sports shows like THE NFL TODAY and INSIDE THE NFL. He has also hosted iconic sports studio shows, showcasing an authentic and distinctive style that sets him apart in the industry.

Adam Sharp, President of NATAS, praised Brown’s career as a host of iconic sports studio shows, highlighting his impressive legacy of excellence in sports programming. It is with great pleasure that he will receive this Lifetime Achievement Award. Stephen Head, Head of Sports Emmy Awards, lauded Brown’s career for its unique style and authenticity.

In his response to being selected for the award, James Brown expressed his humility and gratitude. He acknowledges that his success is due to the collaborative efforts of the many people he has worked with over the years. Brown is known for hosting pregame shows like THE NFL TODAY, NFL ON FOX, and INSIDE THE NFL as well as serving as a special correspondent for CBS News on programs like 60 MINUTES and CBS EVENING NEWS.

James Brown’s impressive career includes numerous accolades such as the “2016 Pete Rozelle Award” from the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the “Uncommon Award” from Tony Dungy. He was honored with awards like Best Studio Host of the Decade by Sports Illustrated in 2010 and received Dick Schaap Memorial Award for Media Excellence in 2009. In 1998 he received Golden Mic Award from Black Broadcasters Alliance, and he was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2021.

Beyond his broadcasting career, James Brown holds a degree from Harvard University and is an ordained minister. He is actively involved in charitable organizations such as GENYOUth, The Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center at George Washington University, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital among others

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