Meet 2017 Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year Marc Zumoff


Today's award spotlight is on NSMA 2017 Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year, Marc Zumoff. Zumoff is entering his 24th season as the Sixers television play-by-play announcer and his 36th as a part of the 76ers broadcast team. Zumoff has been honored with an Emmy for best sports play-by-play broadcaster 17 times.

Zumoff 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 Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year?

Marc Zumoff: Peer recognition is the ultimate compliment. They understand what it takes to do what we do. I am humbled...

NSMA: What are you most looking forward to during the 59th NSMA Awards Weekend?
MZ: Meeting other young broadcasters and helping them to achieve their dreams.
NSMA: How did you get your start in the sports media industry?
MZ: My first job was rip and reading the news for $110 a week at a radio station that seemingly was off the air more than it was on. There are too many stories and too many people to thank from that point forward.
NSMA: Who were some of your mentors in the industry?
MZ: My personal Mt. Rushmore: Mike Emrick, Bill Bransome (late Phila all-news anchor and radio personality), Bill Campbell (late PBP voice of the Phillies, 76ers and Eagles) and Gene Hart (late PBP voice of the Phila Flyers)
NSMA: What’s the biggest highlight of your career in sports media? Why?
MZ: When I first walk into the arena—I still get the feeling I’m doing it for the first time
NSMA: What advice would you give to someone starting in the sports media industry?
MZ: Aside from talent development and network, THE MOST IMPORTANT quality is to “believe in yourself."
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