CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will honor former ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott posthumously with an induction to the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame.
“Stuart Scott was an original who defined his brand of sports reporting,” said Susan King, dean of the UNC School of Media and Journalism. “He challenged the generation after him to be authentic and to find their voices as broadcasters. That may be his strongest professional legacy.”
Scott was one of ESPN’s and ABC Sports’ most recognizable and quotable personalities. During his career with ESPN, Scott covered major sporting events, including the NBA Finals, Super Bowl, World Series and the NCAA Final Four.
Scott worked at local stations in Orlando, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Florence, South Carolina. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1987 with a degree in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures.
Scott was diagnosed with cancer in November 2007. In 2014, he received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs. Scott died on Jan. 4, 2015.
Jones Angell, the “Voice of the Tar Heels,” will emcee the induction ceremony, which is slated for Oct. 23 at 4:30 p.m.
King, as well as UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Carolina soccer legend Mia Hamm will also speak at the ceremony.
The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place in Alumni Hall in the University’s George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Tickets are $75 and space is limited.
The annual “Late Night With Roy” event that marks the start of Carolina’s basketball season will follow the ceremony at 7:30 p.m. and include a tribute to Scott, who first hosted “Late Night” in 2001.