2010 – John Madden
Born in Minnesota, on April 10, 1936, sportscasting legend John Madden won 16 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Analyst/Personality and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award during his 30 year sportscasting career. His other awards include the NSSA National Sportscaster of the Year Award in 1984, the American Sportscasters Association Award in 1985 and 1992, and the Golden Mike Award. He is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Madden began his broadcasting career with CBS, in 1979, before moving to FOX as an analyst and then to ABC to broadcast “Monday Night Football.” He retired in 2005 having called games at nearly every network. Prior to his career as a broadcaster, Madden played college football and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. After an injury in training camp prevented him from playing, he moved into coaching in 1960. Madden coached college football for a number of years before joining the Oakland Raiders as linebacker coach in 1967. Two years later he was made head coach of the Raiders. At the time he was the youngest coach in the NFL at just 33. During his ten years as head coach of the Raiders his record was 103-32-7, giving him a .750 winning percentage — the best winning percentage in NFL history. Under Madden the Raiders also won seven NFC Western Division titles and Super Bowl XI. In addition to his outstanding broadcasting and coaching careers, Madden has co-authored several New York Times best-selling books with Dave Anderson. In recognition of his outstanding achievements as a sportscaster, Madden was enshrined in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame on May 3, 2010.