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

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced that sports broadcaster James Brown 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.

James Brown, a three-time Emmy Award winner, has had an impressive career in sports broadcasting. His work on Super Bowl coverage and as a correspondent for CBS Sports’ shows like THE NFL TODAY and INSIDE THE NFL has set a high standard in the industry. Stephen Head, the Head of Sports Emmy Awards, praised Brown’s authentic and distinctive style that sets him apart in sports broadcasting.

Adam Sharp, President of NATAS, lauded Brown’s legacy of excellence in sports programming and his world-class talent that has had a profound impact on sports media. In response to being selected for the award, James Brown expressed his humility and gratitude, acknowledging the collaborative efforts of the many people he has worked with over the years. He 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.

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 the Dick Schaap Memorial Award for Media Excellence in 2009. 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

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