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

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced that iconic 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.

Stephen Head, the Head of Sports Emmy Awards, praised James Brown’s illustrious career as a world-class talent who has had a profound impact on sports media. 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 has been influential and sets a high standard in the industry. It is with great pleasure that he will be receiving this Lifetime Achievement Award.

Adam Sharp, President of NATAS, lauded James Brown’s impressive body of work as a host of iconic sports studio shows. Brown’s authentic and distinctive style set him apart in sports broadcasting and his legacy of excellence in sports programming is well-deserving of this honor.

In response to being selected for the award, James Brown expressed his humility and gratitude. He acknowledged that his success is due to the collaborative efforts of the many people he has worked with over the years. Brown 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.

James 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 2009 Dick Schaap Memorial Award for Media Excellence in 1998 when he received

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