Meet 2017 Ohio Sportscaster of the Year Dan Hoard06.20.2018
Today's award spotlight is on NSMA 2017 Ohio Sportscaster of the Year, Dan Hoard. Hoard has been the radio voice of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats for the last 18 years and the Cincinnati Bengals for the past seven. He also frequently hosts Cincinnati Reds pre and post-game shows on Fox Sports Ohio.
Hoard spoke with NSMA on winning his award, what he's looking forward to about awards weekend, and his start in the sports media industry.
NSMA: How does it feel to be recognized by your peers as Ohio Sportscaster of the Year?
NSMA: What are you most looking forward to during the 59th NSMA Awards Weekend?
NSMA: How did you get your start in the sports media industry?
NSMA: Who were some of your mentors in the industry?
NSMA: What’s the biggest highlight of your career in sports media? Why?
DH: I've had the good fortune to cover Super Bowls, the World Series, the Final Four, major bowl games, a Ryder Cup, and other great events at iconic venues. As a kid growing up in a small town in Western New York, I never dreamed that I would have those opportunities.
NSMA: What advice would you give to someone starting in the sports media industry?
DH: To get as much practical experience as you possibly can. Sportscasting or sports writing can't be learned in a classroom. You need to do it in order to develop your own style and polish your skills. So take advantage of any opportunity to get hands-on experience.