Induction Sponsored by
John Madden & AT&T
Curt Gowdy’s first job was as an unpaid assistant to Frank Thomas, who did play-by-play broadcasting of local high school football games. From this start grew one of the finest broadcasting careers in sports. Gowdy has been inducted into four Sports Halls of Fame: The American Sportscasters Hall of Fame in 1985, the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984, the Sports Writers and Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1981, and the International Fishing Hall of Fame in 1981. He won the Peabody Award for outstanding journalistic achievement, and six Emmys for ABC's American Sportsman. In 1990, Gowdy received the first Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame Award for outstanding achievements and contributions to the field of broadcasting. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1992 Sports Emmy Award.