ESPN and SEC Network play-by-play broadcaster Brent Musburger has been selected to be the ninth recipient of the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from Fordham University’s WFUV Radio.
The award recognizes the iconic Scully, in his 67th and final season as “Voice of the Dodgers” and a renowned Fordham University alumnus (1949). WFUV was the launching pad to his Hall of Fame broadcast career. WFUV has been the noncommercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University for nearly 70 years.
The Scully Award will be presented on Wednesday night, November 9, at “On the Record: A Celebration of Achievement in News and Sports Broadcasting,” a benefit for WFUV, in the Costantino Room at Fordham Law School (150 W. 62nd Street, NYC). CBS News 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl will receive the Charles Osgood award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, which acknowledges Osgood, another Fordham/WFUV alumnus who is himself stepping down this month after 22 years as the anchor of CBS Sunday Morning.
Previous Scully Award recipients include: inaugural honoree Scully (2008), Dick Enberg (2009), Ernie Harwell (2010), Pat Summerall (2011), Al Michaels (2012), Bob Costas (2013), Verne Lundquist (2014), and Mike “Doc” Emrick (2015).