The New York State Broadcasters Association inducted six new members into its Hall of Fame during a ceremony held at the famed Waldorf Astoria. The Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is:
• John Cooper – Legendary radio broadcaster from the Capitol Region and Syracuse
• Nancy Duffy – Pioneering TV reporter and journalist from Syracuse
• Mike Francesa – Nationally known sports radio host
• Marty Glickman – Legendary sportscaster in New York and the nation
• Chris Musial – Noted television station executive from Buffalo
• Marvin Scott – Emmy award winning television journalist and anchor in New York City
In a related action, the New York State Broadcasters Association selected the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University as the permanent home for its Hall of Fame. It will be located at the newly renovated Newhouse Studio and Innovation Center.
Regarding the selection of the Newhouse School, Dean Lorraine Branham said, “We are delighted that the Newhouse School will serve as a home for the New York State Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame. Not only will the career paths of these fine broadcasters be an inspiration to our current and prospective students, but we also look forward to drawing many of these professionals into our classrooms to mentor the next generation.”
“It is only fitting that the Empire State’s Broadcasting Hall Of Fame, be permanently housed at the nation’s number one communications school. Now the leading broadcasters of tomorrow can see and learn about the individuals that have built our great industry,” noted Ed Levine, President and CEO of Galaxy Communications and Chairman of the Association’s Hall of Fame Committee.
David Donovan, President of the New York State Broadcasters Association observed, “We want to thank Dean Branham and the staff of the Newhouse School for helping to make this important project a reality. Locating our Hall of Fame at the Newhouse School will not only inspire students to enter the field of broadcasting, but it will open an important line of communication between broadcasters and the next generation of broadcast professionals.
A ceremony celebrating the opening the Hall of Fame is planned for the early fall. For additional information contact David Donovan at [email protected]