Undersized Bob Costas came up huge again at this week’s 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York City.
The NBC Sports broadcasting icon reigned in Emmys in two categories at the event honoring excellence in American sports journalism.
Not only did Costas receive the most coveted individual award as Outstanding Studio Host. But, he also joined fellow hosts Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison and Dan Patrick as NBC Sunday Night Football won the Emmy for Live Sports Series for the sixth consecutive year.
One of America’s most decorated sportscasters, Costas is a beloved media talent for his likeability, interviewing aplomb and eloquent delivery on whatever sport he covers.
As studio host of the past nine Olympic Games, Costas has earned his welcome in American homes as prime host of the world’ biggest athletic competition. Fans trust Costas’ reporting and enjoy his insight.
Costas got his broadcasting start with NBC Sports in the early 80’s and has developed one of the most diverse and respected resumes in the broadcast booth.
In addition to covering numerous Summer and Winter Olympic Games, Costas’ strong, smooth voice has reported on NBA Finals, World Series, NHL Winter Classics, MLB play by play action and, of course, NFL Sunday Night Football.
Besides honoring Costas, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognized several other worthy recipients at its annual awards night. Among the winners were: TNT’s Inside the NBA for best Studio Show, ESPN’s 30 for 30 for best Documentary Series, ESPN’s E:60 for Sports Journalism, NBA TV’s The Doctor for best Documentary, ESPN’s Sports Center for best Short Features and FOX Sports’ World Series for Live Sports Special.
However, the evening’s clear winner once again was the slight of built man with the velvet voice who stands as a giant in the sports broadcasting industry – Bob Costas.
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