Inductees to the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame


The Sports Video Group has founded the UFABET Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame to recognize industry leaders and celebrate their contributions to sports broadcasting. Inductees include Don Cornelli, Huge Gaggioni, Fred Gaudelli, Charlie Steinberg, and more. The hall of fame’s annual League Technology Summit honors all those involved in the sports broadcasting business. It was founded in 2007 and has already inducted eleven people.

The Hall of Fame was established in 2007 and has recognized the pioneers of sports broadcasting. This year, the induction ceremony will honor 10 broadcasters, directors, producers, and more. The ceremony will be held on Dec. 17 at the New York Hilton hotel in midtown Manhattan. It will include presentations and induction speeches by Nantz, Steve Anderson, Bob Costas, and many other notable people in the industry. Lesley Visser will be honored as well.

Inducted in the 2018 class are many industry veterans, including NBC’s Bob Costas, who has worked in nearly every capacity on the network. His catchphrase “awesome baby” and nicknames “diaper dandy” have helped him earn his place in sports broadcasting. He has won the ASA’s Sportscaster of the Year award four times. Other notable inductees include Bud Greenspan, the legendary sports documentarian, and long-time NBC Sports broadcaster. His legacy is also immortalized by his acclaimed series “The Olympiad,” which spanned 10 seasons. He died in 2010, but his influence continues to be felt today.

In 1974, Filippelli was on a tour of the NBC Studios when he decided to try his luck. He quickly worked his way up the ranks, earning $14 a day as a copy boy. Eventually, he became an executive producer of NBC’s flagship show, SportsCenter. His dream of achieving induction is only the beginning of a legendary career. However, Filippelli had a very unusual path to the Hall of Fame.

Induction in the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame is an honor for a broadcaster who has contributed to sports in a major way. James Brown, a MoCo resident, is a three-time Emmy Award winner and a perennial host of NFL Today. He has been a fixture in sports television for almost four decades and has hosted the Super Bowl ten times. He is known for his integrity, class, warmth, and intelligence.

After graduating from Yale Law School, Pilson spent six years working for a private law firm in New York City. His role included contract writing and business affairs. He landed a job with Metromedia, a company that owned dozens of TV stations and produced original content for broadcast networks. He transitioned into business affairs, and his first real-life experience at a negotiating table came when he was hired to work for the company.