Recognizing the best in native sports activities protection from coast-to-coast, Broadcasting & Cable on Monday named NBC 4 New York Lead Sports activities Anchor Bruce Beck “Sports activities Anchor of the Yr.”
“Heart, passion, professionalism and preparation – that is Bruce Beck. For more than three decades, Bruce has given all of us a front row seat to the biggest stories in sports. And he goes beyond sports – introducing us to so many people from all walks of life. He is more than a terrific anchor – he is a role model and mentor. This is a deserving and fitting honor for our friend Bruce,” stated Amy Morris, vice chairman of information for Information 4, in an announcement.
Since the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic, Beck has performed an necessary position in reshaping the position of sports activities inside the conventional native newscast. This has included transferring from customary pre-game interviews and post-game highlights and into the intersection of sports activities, exhausting information and the group he covers. Beck is a daily presence on most night newscasts, breaking tales comparable to the shock donation of PPE to New York entrance line staff from New England Patriots proprietor Bob Kraft, checking in on legendary St. John’s basketball coach Lou Carnesecca, sharing the ache of loss by way of the passing of New York Submit photographer Anthony Causi, and spotlighting native athletes in all main sports activities who proceed to make use of their public platforms to encourage and generate optimistic change in our group.
Honored on 9 separate events as “New York State Sportscaster of the Year” by the National Sports activities Media Affiliation (NSMA), Beck is thought for a tireless work ethic and his meticulous preparation for newscasts, dwell interviews, area experiences and any quantity of charitable occasions that he leads on weekly foundation. He has coated a large number of occasions for NBC 4 New York, together with six Tremendous Bowls, seven World Sequence, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals, the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, the U.S. Open Golf Championship, the NCAA Last 4, the Kentucky Derby and the 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 Olympic Video games.
A proud graduate of Ithaca School, Beck and his spouse Janet have two sons, two daughters-in-law and 4 grandchildren.
Beck was offered with the prestigious Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism on March 10, 2017 at the Paley Heart for Media in New York Metropolis. The Savitch Award was established in honor of Ithaca School alumna and pioneering journalist Jessica Savitch, recognizing the prime journalists of their area and their dedication to mentoring the subsequent technology of broadcasters.