Kennesaw State's Art Eckman enters The Murrow Alumni Hall of Achievement

Induction honors KSU Athletics special assistant’s half-century sports broadcasting career…

Georgia (Apr 6, 2015)

Induction honors KSU Athletics special assistant’s half-century sports broadcasting career

KENNESAW, Ga. (April 6, 2015) – Longtime sports broadcaster Art Eckman, who currently serves Kennesaw State Athletics as a special assistant, was recently inducted into The Murrow Alumni Hall of Achievement at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.

Eckman joined Kennesaw State Athletics in 2009 after more than four decades in broadcasting, including a 20-year career at ESPN. Eckman has been a part of several national sports organizations, including the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets.

After beginning his career as a sports anchor and sports director in his hometown of Portland, Ore., Eckman’s career flourished as a play-by-play announcer, color analyst, studio host and reporter. Most recognized for being the voice of ESPN’s coverage of Supercross and Motocross, he established himself as one of the most versatile broadcasters in the business, covering more than 20 different sports.

Twice the National Sportswriters/Sportscasters Association recognized him with Sportscaster of the Year honors. The National Association of Television Sportscasters awarded him their Diamond trophy.

While at KRON-TV in San Francisco he was a member of an Emmy award-winning news team and was honored with a Kennedy Foundation National Award. Local sports fans may remember Eckman served as sports director at Atlanta’s WXIA-TV from 1978-1991. 

Eckman continues to work in broadcasting, serving as co-host for “Inside the Owls Nest,” a monthly internet show that features Kennesaw State Athletics, and will serve as the radio sideline reporter for Kennesaw State’s the inaugural football season this fall.

Named for its most illustrious alumni, The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding alumni with inclusion in its Murrow Alumni Hall of Achievement.

To read a recent profile about Eckman in the Portland (Ore.) Tribune, please visit:….

Robert S. Godlewski

Profile story about Art Eckman in Portland (Ore.) Tribune


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