2015 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Marv Albert, Fred Aldous, Dick Button, Sandy Grossman, Michael Pearl, Jerry Steinberg, Pat Sullivan, and Ted Turner to be Inducted on Dec. 15, 2015 in New York City

Aug 20, 2015, 13:00 ET from Sports Video Group

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 2015 lineup of eight inductees, including industry legends Ted Turner and broadcasters Marv Albert and Dick Button, to be honored on Dec. 15, 2015 at the ninth annual Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The event will be held at the New York Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

Other inductees include Fox Sports audio consultant Fred Aldous, NFL directing legend Sandy Grossman, producer Mike Pearl, retired Fox Sports operations executive Jerry Steinberg, and Game Creek Video President Pat Sullivan.

The inductees were voted into the Hall of Fame by a panel of nearly 100 sports broadcasting industry leaders.

Marv Albert: Albert's career is defined by his trademark "Yes!" call that became known to anyone who heard him call games during his 20-year career at NBC Sports (1977-97), 37 years calling New York Knicks and Ranger games, or in his 17 years (and counting) of calling NBA games for TNT.                   

Fred Aldous: A staple in network broadcast audio since 1986, Aldous has been an audio mixer for Fox Sports since its inception in 1994, has garnered 23 Sports Emmy Awards, and has helped change the way we listen to live sports audio, especially NASCAR and the NFL.

Dick Button: During ABC's coverage of figure skating events in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, Button became the sport's best-known analyst. His Olympic figure skating career includes gold medals at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.

Sandy Grossman:  Beginning in 1963 when he joined CBS Sports. Grossman was the lead director for 21 years of NFL games at both CBS Sports and Fox Sports featuring Hall of Famers Pat Summerall and John Madden. He directed 10 Super Bowl broadcasts and won eight Emmys, including awards for the Super Bowl and Olympic Winter Olympics in Albertville and Lillehammer.

Michael Pearl: Pearl's career resulted in 16 Emmys during a career that saw him serve as a top producer at CBS Sports, ABC Sports, ESPN, and Turner Sports. His imprint has been left on the productions of nearly every major sport as he was at the helm of MLB, NBA, and NFL games; World Cups, Super Bowls, and Olympics; and golf, college football, auto racing, the Triple Crown, and more.

Jerry Steinberg: Steinberg's career in sports began in 1979 as the EIC for ESPN. In 1994, he joined Fox Sports to manage all aspects of operations for live events, and while there oversaw technical innovations, including the first-and-10 marker on NFL games, more expansive coverage of NASCAR racing and MLB games, and the transition from SD to HD.

Pat Sullivan: As president and owner of Game Creek Video. Sullivan has grown this company over 20 years to more than 35 production trucks and 100 employees that service clients including ESPN, the YES Network, CBS, ABC, NBC Olympics, NESN, SNY, HBO, and FOX Sports. Sullivan previously served as General Manager of the New England Patriots, from 1983 to 1991.

Ted Turner: Turner's ownership of the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks during the late-70s, coupled with UHF stations that could broadcast over thousands of miles, gave him a live sports footprint that was unprecedented for local teams. With a national audience, Turner renamed his satellite channel WTBS ­— for Turner Broadcasting System. In 1980, he launched his most ambitious venture-- a 24-hour all-news channel.

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