Costas to receive Scully achievement award

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bob Costas will receive the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting.

The longtime NBC Sports broadcaster who has won Emmy Awards for news, sports and entertainment, will be honored May 9.

Costas has worked 10 Olympic Games, hosted six Super Bowls and has won 24 Emmys. Currently, he hosts "Football Night in America," continues to be the host of NBC's Olympics coverage and contributes to "Nightly News," "Rock Center" and the "Today Show." He also appears on HBO and the MLB Network.

Costas is a member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame.

The Scully award is named for the longtime Dodgers broadcaster. Scully helped form Fordham's radio station WFUV, the award's sponsor. The announcement was made Thursday. Last year's winner was Al Michaels.

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