Ian Eagle of CBS Sports and YES Network to Speak
Award-winning sportscaster in conversation with Dr. Keith Strudler
POUGHKEEPSIE (Sept. 20, 2016) – Award-winning CBS Sports and YES Network play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle will join Center for Sports Communication Director Dr. Keith Strudler in conversation on Tuesday, Sept. 27th to discuss his long and varied career in sports broadcasting, the current landscape of professional and amateur sports, and answer questions from the audience.
Ian Eagle in Conversation with Dr. Keith StrudlerTuesday, Sept. 27th, 7:00 P.M., Nelly Goletti Theatre - Marist College Student CenterFree and open to the public
As one of the most prominent and experienced broadcasters in sports, Eagle is a weekly play-by-play host of the NFL on CBS, where he currently partners with Dan Fouts as the network’s number two national team, calling the network’s top Sunday game most weeks. He has also called several NFL playoff games for the network, as well as the US Open Tennis Championships, NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games, professional boxing, and countless other high profile sporting events.
Eagle is also the play-by-play host for the Brooklyn Nets on the YES Network, a position he’s held for the past 22 years. He has also called NBA playoff games for TNT. He began his professional career as a host and play-by-play announcer for the Nets and New York Jets at WFAN, where he still occasionally fills in as talk show host. He has hosted a list of talk shows on several platforms, including Full Court Press on Sirius Radio with Kenny Smith and Conversations with CBS Sports, which featured interviews with David Stern, Gary Bettman, George Brett, Boomer Esiason, and other prominent sports figures.
Eagle has been nominated for and won several prestigious sports media awards. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality in 2014. He won New York Sports Emmys for Outstanding Play-by-Play announcer in 2013 and 2015. Eagle was also named the New York Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 2013 and 2014. In 2002, he won a New York Sports Emmy Award for game coverage of the Nets-Indiana Pacers playoff Game 5.
Eagle is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he announced games for the university’s football, basketball, and lacrosse teams at the student-run radio station WAER. While at Syracuse, he received the Bob Costas Award for Outstanding Sportscasting, and he was inducted into the Syracuse University WAER Wall of Fame in 2013.
Dr. Keith Strudler, director of the Marist College Center for Sports Communication, will moderate the one-on-one discussion with Eagle and discuss topics ranging from the state of the NFL to the growth of the NBA to the challenges of working in the sports media business. The discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.