American Sportscasters Association

The history of sportscasting in America is rich and filled with great moments and great people. The American Sportscasters Association (ASA), through this website, endeavors to capture the greatness and to provide inspiration and guidance. Thank you for your interest in the American Sportscasters Association. We hope that you find your visit enjoyable and informative.

                -- Louis O. Schwartz, President

The American Sportscasters Association (ASA) is dedicated to promoting, supporting and enhancing the work of our member sportscasters. In addition, we are a resource of information and guidance for those interested in becoming a sportscaster. ASA, founded in 1980, always encourages the highest standards of ethics, integrity and professional conduct.

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Latest Sportscasting News & Notes

The ASA Salutes Lifetime Member Verne Lundquist Upon His Retirement

John Madden- Sportscasting Legend Remembered

Joe Buck Receives Football Hall of Fame's Rozelle Award - Pays Tribute to Dad Jack

ESPN's Pedro Gomez Dies at 58

ASA Remembers Iconic Talk Show Host Larry King

ASA Remembers LA Dodgers Legend Tommy Lasorda

Tommy Heinsohn, Legendary Boston Celtics Announcer, Dies at 86

Ed Ingles, Longtime WCBS Radio Sports Anchor, Dies at 87

Mike Breen Named the 2020 Curt Gowdy Media Award Winner

ASA Mourns the Loss of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant

Jason Benetti, A Voice for Cerebral Palsy

Marty Brennaman Signs off for Final Time After 46 Years with Reds

Keith Jackson, ASA Hall of Famer and Legendary ABC Sportscaster to be Honored with Statue at Rose Bowl

Jack Whitaker, ASA Hall of Famer and Legendary Sportscaster Remembered

Marylou Whitney, Prominent Socialite and Longtime ASA Member, Remembered

Nick Buoniconti, NFL Hall of Famer and Longtime Co-Host of "Inside the NFL" Dies

Brian Wheeler Will Not Return as Radio Voice of the Portland Trailblazers

Ryan Leaf Hired by ESPN as College Football Analyst

Yankees Announcer Michael Kay Sidelined for Three Weeks After Vocal Chord Surgery

Chet Coppock, Legendary Chicago Sportscaster and Longtime ASA Member 4/30/48 - 4/17/19

Jim Nantz Joins Joe Buck on Fox U.S. Open Telecast

A Tribute to ASA President Lou Schwartz by Lesley Visser, CBS Sports

On This Date: May 28, 1957- Baseball Owners Allow Dodgers and Giants to Move

ASA Hall of Famer Jack Whitaker Turns 95

Donna de Varona, ASA Advisory Board Member, Talks Sportscasting on New Podcast

Peggy Kusinski, Lifetime ASA Member & Veteran Chicago Sportscaster, Wins 2019 Ring Lardner Award

One Last Summer with Marty Brennaman, Cincinnati Reds Annnouncer to retire at season's end after 46 years

Bob Costas Ends Legendary Career at NBC Sports After 40 Years

ASA Well Represented at Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Brian Wheeler Has Made Everyday a Great Day to Be Blazer

Andrea Kremer & Hannah Storm Set to Make History as First-Ever Female NFL Broadcast Team

Tom Nichols Calls First MLB Game After 31-Year Wait

"ASA President Lou Schwartz Shares Pioneer Sportscaster Bill Stern's Favorite Baseball Stories

"Blast from the Past"- Amaury Pi-Gonzalez, Spanish Voice of the Oakland A's

Mike Patrick Ends 35-Year Run at ESPN

The American Sportscasters Association Mourns the Loss of ASA Hall of Famer Keith Jackson

The American Sportscasters Association Mourns the Loss of ASA Chairman Dick Enberg

Bob Costas Named the Recipient of the 2018 Ford C. Frick Award

Lesley Visser, Chris Berman and Bill Raftery Among Those Inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Steve "Snapper" Jones, Longtime "NBA on NBC" Analyst, Passes Away

Women in Sportscasting: The Next Chapter

Craig Carton, co-host of WFAN Radio's "Boomer & Carton" Arrested on Fraud Charges

ASA Mourns the Loss of Legendary Spanish Broadcaster Rafael "Felo" Ramirez

Bob Wolff, Longest Running Broadcaster of All-Time Dies at 96

WFAN Radio Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Jim Nantz Reflects on the Olympics

Lesley Visser Will be Guest Speaker at Muhammad Ali Center's "Daughters of Greatness" Breakfast

Felo Ramirez, Legendary Miami Marlins Announcer, Recovering in Delaware Hospital After Recent Fall

Beth Mowins to Become First Woman to Call an NFL Game in 30 Years

Kenny Albert: "His Cup Runneth Over"

Kathy Berman, Wife of ESPN's Chris Berman, Dies in Automobile Accident

Jay Cutler Hired by Fox Sports as No. 2 NFL analyst

ESPN Lays Off Approximately 100 Employees Including Numerous Sportscasters

Mike Francesa Hints at Possible "Mike and the Mad Dog Reunion

Bruce Beck, WNBC-TV Sports Anchor, Honored with Savitch Award for Excellence in Journalism

John Andariese, Longtime New York Knicks Broadcaster, Dies

Al McCoy, Longtime Voice of the Phoenix Suns, to be Inducted into the Suns' Ring of Honor

Ted Enberg Hopes to Follow in Father's Footsteps

Steve Holman & Craig Sager to be Inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

Bob Costas Steps Down as NBC's Prime Time Olympic Host- Passes Torch to Mike Tirico

Football Tough Guys Have Nothing on Erin Andrews

Dan Dickerson - 2016 DSBA Ernie Harwell Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Craig Sager, ASA Lifetime Member and Colorful TNT Reporter, Dies

ASA Members Ken Harrelson, Mike Krukow and Dewayne Staats Among the Finalists for 2017 Ford C. Frick Award

Vin Scully & Dick Enberg
Members of the American Sportscasters Association Reflect on Two Sportscasting Giants as Careers Come to an End

Ann Liguori, Longtime Sports Talk Show Host, Receives Corey Award

Al Michaels is NFL's Choice for "Thursday Night Football" on NBC

John Saunders, Longtime ESPN Host, Passes Away at 61

James Brown to Receive Pro Football Hall of Fame's Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award

MLB Asks Yasiel Puig Not to Wear Vin Scully Cleats

Joe Reilly, Former President of the NY State Broadcasters Association and Current President of the Empire Broadcasting Corp: A One-on-One Interview by Lou Schwartz

Bob Wolff, Longest Running Broadcaster of All-Time: A One-on-One Interview by Lou Schwartz

Mike Crispino, NY Knicks & Liberty Play-by-Play Announcer: A One-on-One Interview by Lou Schwartz

Julianne Viani, MSG Network Analyst, A One-on-One Interview by Lou Schwartz

Muhammad Ali and the ASA: A Pictorial History

The Mystery of the Muhammad Ali and Lou Schwartz Photo

ASA President Lou Schwartz Reflects on the Passing of Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali

Vin Scully's Final Appearance in Anaheim Captured by LA Angels Sportscaster Amaury Pi-Gonzalez

Vin Scully: "In-VIN-cible"

Paul Carey, Longtime Voice of the Detroit Tigers, Dies

Joe Garagiola, Hall of Fame Broadcaster and ASA Humanitarian Award Recipient, Dies

Ann Meyers Drysdale Elected to Polish Sports Hall of Fame After Recommendation by ASA President Lou Schwartz

Ann Liguori's Groundbreaking Show, "Sports Innerview," Available to New Generation

Erin Andrews Awarded $55 Million in 'Peephole' Case

Nancy Reagan, Former First Lady and Recipient of the ASA's Humanitarian Award, Dies

Bud Collins, Hall of Fame Tennis Journalist & ASA Member, Dies

Ann Meyers Drysdale Receives SCSB's President's Award

TV Pioneer Lesley Visser Combines Grace, Style and Humor

Jim Simpson, Longtime NBC and ESPN Sportscaster, Dies

Bill Walton - "The New Ambassador to China"

ASA President Lou Schwartz on Initial Flight from Newark to Vero Bach with section of Steel I-beam from World Trade Center on Board

Graham McNamee, ASA Hall of Famer, Named Recipient of the 2016 Ford C. Frick Award

Marv Albert: Ball Boy to Broadcast Behemoth

Yogi Berra, New York Yankees Great, Dies

Milo Hamilton, ASA Lifetime Member and Legendary Broadcaster Dies

Controversy in New England as Steelers Headsets Malfunction

Frank Gifford: An Exclusive Interview

Sexual Harassment Towards Female Sports Reporters is All too Common

A Tribute to Frank Gifford

Frank Gifford, Legendary Voice of ABC's "Monday Night Football," Dies

ASA President Lou Schwartz is Special Guest at Chinese Army Anniversary Celebration

Fox Set to Cover U.S. Women's Open from the Lancaster Country Club

Darryl Hamilton, MLB Network Analyst, Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Joe Buck to Call First U.S. Open on Fox

Bob Costas Questions ESPN's motives for Awarding Caitlyn Jenner the Arthur Ashe Award

ASA Members Overwhelmingly Vote for Pete Rose to be Put on Hall of Fame Ballot

"Hot Rod" Hundley, Longtime Voice of the Utah Jazz, Remembered

Larry Zimmer Regains Voice, Hopes to Return to Broadcast Booth

Lou Schwartz, ASA President, is Special Guest at "Legends of Basketball" VIP Reception as Part of NBA All-Star Weekend

ASA President Lou Schwartz Invited to Reception Celebrating Thailand's Armed Forces Day

Stuart Scott, Longtime ESPN Anchor, Dies After Battle with Cancer

Oh, my! ASA Chairman Dick Enberg wins the 2015 Ford C. Frick Award

ASA Places its First Veteran for Employment through its "Vets2Broadcasting" Program
* Make a Donation Now to Help Other Vets Receive these Services*

ASA's Lesley Visser Ready for Debut of "We Need to Talk" on the CBS Sports Network

Dick Enberg Returns to CBS for U.S. Open Tennis

Joe Starkey Begins 40th Season as Voice of Cal Football

John Andariese Receives 2014 Curt Gowdy Award

Bob Trumpy Receives 2014 Pete Rozelle Radio & TV Award

Stephen A. Smith Suspended From ESPN for Ray Rice Comments

Eric Nadel Receives Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award

Joe Torre Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Erin Andrews Replaces Pam Oliver on Fox NFL Broadcasts

Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres Hall of Famer, Dies

Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts Promoted by CBS to No. 2 NFL Broadcast Team

Chicago Cubs Leaving WGN Radio After 90 Years

David Howard, MSG Sports President, Ousted by James Dolan

Amaury Pi-Gonzalez Keeps Busy Behind the Mike

Jack Ramsay, Hall of Fame Coach and Longtime NBA Broadcaster, Dies

Craig Sager, TNT NBA Sportscaster, Battling Cancer

WGN to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Wrigley Field

Ralph Kiner, Longtime Mets Broadcaster, Honored, While Mayor Bill de Blasio Throws Out First Pitch at Mets Home Opener

Carmen Berra, Wife of New York Yankees Legend Yogi Berra, Dies

Ann Meyers Drysdale to Receive 2014 Dick Enberg Award

Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci to Replace Tim McCarver in FOX Booth

Tony Gonzalez Joins CBS Sports' "The NFL Today"

Bob Costas to Miss Olympics Due to Eye Infection

Ralph Kiner, Original Voice of the New York Mets and Lifetime Member of ASA, Dies

Louis O. Schwartz Attends the “Year of the Horse” Chinese New Year Celebration at the New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital

CBS to Air NFL Games on Thursday Starting in 2014

Ed Hookstratten, ASA Member, Famed Attorney and Agent, Dies

Dr. Lorraine Colville, Former Regional Secretary for the U.S. Dept. of Education and Honorary ASA Member, Dies

Dan Dierdorf, Longtime NFL Analyst, Calls His Last Game

Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Jerry Coleman, ASA Lifetime Member and Longtime Voice of the San Diego Padres, Dies

Eric Nadel, Longtime ASA Member, Wins Ford C. Frick Award

Joe Torre, ASA Lifetime Member, Inducted Into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Bob Wolff, Legendary Sportscaster, Celebrates His 93rd Birthday

Bill Mazer, Veteran New York Radio and TV Sportscaster, Dies

2014 Ford C. Frick Award Ballot Finalized

ASA President Lou Schwartz Attends New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital Dedication Ceremony

Ian Eagle Named to ASA Advisory Board

Chet Coppock to Receive Jack Brickhouse
Lifetime Achievement Award

Eddie Doucette to Receive 2013 Curt Gowdy Media Award

Ian Eagle Inducted into WAER Hall of Fame

Jack Clark Fired After Albert Pujols PED Accusations

Al Michaels Receives Pete Rozelle Radio & TV Award

Verizon Inks Deal to Live-Stream Sunday Afternoon NFL Games

Dale Jarrett Voted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Ron Shapiro:
Sports Agent, Attorney, Expert Negotiator, Author & Philanthropist

Ken Venturi, Longtime CBS Golf Analyst, Dies

Bob Costas Receives Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award

Don Sherry Stands by his Comments on Women Reporters in Men's Locker Rooms

Michael J. Roarty, former Anheuser Busch Executive and Friend of ASA, Remembered

Witness to Boston Blasts: Frank Shorter, Marathon Legend and NBC Commentator, Saw Munich Tragedies Too

Pat Summerall, Sportscasting Legend
and ASA Hall of Famer, Dies

ASA President Lou Schwartz Makes Presentation at Fourth Annual Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Ceremony

Bob Costas to Call WBC Championship Game

Joe Garagiola Ends His Hall of Fame Broadcasting Career at 87

Stu Lantz, Lakers Announcer, Reflects on the Passing of Lakers Owner Dr. Jerry Buss

"The Eagle Has Landed:" Ian Eagle on the Nets' New Home in Brooklyn

ASA President Lou Schwartz Remembers former New York City Mayor Ed Koch

Officers & Board of Directors
Louis O. Schwartz, President
Jon Miller (San Francisco Giants)
Jim Nantz (CBS Sports)
Bill Walton (ESPN)
Advisory Board

Marv Albert - TNT/Turner Sports
Todd Ant, ABC Radio
Scott Clark - former WABC-TV Sports Anchor
Bob Costas - MLB Network
Donna de Varona - formerly of ABC Sports
Ian Eagle - YES Network, CBS Sports & Westwood One Radio
Tommy Heinsohn - Fox Sports/Boston Celtics
Gary McKillips - Sporting News Radio/Freelance Sportscaster
Jeannie Morris - Adventure Divas
Amaury Pi-Gonzalez - LA Angels of Anaheim
Robin Roberts - ABC/ESPN
Lesley Visser - CBS Sports
Dick Vitale - ESPN

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