Sports Emmys to present Lifetime Achievement Award to James Brown, acclaimed sports broadcaster

James Brown, a three-time Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster, will be honored with Lifetime Achievement honors at the 45th Annual Sports Emmy Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 21. The ceremony will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in New York.

NATAS President Adam Sharp praised Brown’s impressive career as a world-class talent who has had a profound impact on sports media. Sharp lauded Brown’s work on the Super Bowl, championship game coverage, and as a correspondent for CBS Sports’ shows like THE NFL TODAY and INSIDE THE NFL. It is with great pleasure that he will be receiving this Lifetime Achievement Award.

Stephen Head, the Head of Sports Emmy Awards, highlighted Brown’s legacy of excellence in sports programming as well as his authentic and distinctive style that sets him apart in sports broadcasting. In response to being selected for the award, James Brown expressed his humility and gratitude, acknowledging that his success is due to the collaborative efforts of the many people he has worked with over the years.

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 has been honored with awards like the “Best Studio Host of the Decade” by Sports Illustrated in 2010 and the 2009 Dick Schaap Memorial Award for Media Excellence. In 1998, he received the Golden Mic Award from the Black Broadcasters Alliance. 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, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

James Brown’s legacy in sports media will be recognized at this year’s Sports Emmy Awards ceremony on Tuesday May 21st at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in New York City.

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