James Brown: A Lifetime Achievement Honor at the 45th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

Sports Emmys to Present Lifetime Achievement Award to James Brown, Renowned Sports Broadcaster

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced that James Brown, a three-time Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster, will receive Lifetime Achievement honors at the 45th Annual Sports Emmy Awards ceremony on May 21. The ceremony will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in New York.

Adam Sharp, President of NATAS, praised Brown for his significant impact on sports media throughout his career. Over the past 30 years, Brown has been a host on CBS Sports’ THE NFL TODAY and INSIDE THE NFL. He has also worked as a correspondent for CBS News, covering Super Bowls and championship games. His iconic career as a host of various sports studio shows has raised the bar in the world of sportscasting.

Stephen Head, the Head of the Sports Emmy Awards, highlighted Brown’s impressive work as an ordained minister and Harvard University graduate who is involved in various charitable organizations such as GENYOUth, The Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center at George Washington University, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. With his dedication to excellence and philanthropy, Brown has solidified his lasting legacy in the sports broadcasting industry.

Brown expressed humbleness upon receiving the award and gave credit to the people he has worked with over the years. He is known for hosting pregame shows such as THE NFL TODAY and NFL ON FOX. He has hosted Super Bowl 12 times and worked as a special correspondent for CBS News on programs like 60 MINUTES and CBS EVENING NEWS. His contributions have been recognized with numerous accolades including “2016 Pete Rozelle Award” from Pro Football Hall of Fame.

In conclusion, James Brown is an iconic figure in sports broadcasting with his impressive career spanning over three decades. His dedication to excellence both on screen and off screen has solidified his place in history as one of the greatest hosts of all time.

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