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Bruce Beck

WNBC Lead Sports Anchor

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Bruce Beck has been with NBC 4 New York for more than 25 years. He serves as the station’s Lead Sports Anchor and is the host of NBC 4’s popular Sunday night sports show Sports Final. Beck also works... More

Bruce Beck has been with NBC 4 New York for more than 25 years. He serves as the station’s Lead Sports Anchor and is the host of NBC 4’s popular Sunday night sports show Sports Final. Beck also works as the sideline reporter for New York Giants pre-season football.

The National Sports Media Association (NSMA) has named Beck “New York State Sportscaster of the Year” on nine separate occasions, earning the honor six consecutive years from 2007 through 2012, as well as in 2014, 2015 and 2017. He received a 2011 New York Sports Emmy for his interview with former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand and received the 2006 New York Emmy for Outstanding Sports Anchor. He was also the recipient of a 1999 New York Emmy Award for outstanding On-Camera Achievement in Sports Reporting. Overall, Beck has received eight New York Sports Emmys, one Mid-Atlantic Sports Emmy, and three national Cable Ace Awards. He has also been honored with the Ernie Accorsi Award for his distinguished career in broadcasting and charitable service to the greater New York City metropolitan area.

A proud graduate of Ithaca College, Beck was presented with the prestigious Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism on March 10, 2017 at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. The Savitch Award was established in honor of Ithaca College alumna and pioneering journalist Jessica Savitch, recognizing the top journalists in their field and their commitment to mentoring the next generation of broadcasters.

The versatile sportscaster has covered a multitude of events for NBC 4 New York including six Super Bowls, the World Series, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals, the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, the U.S. Open Golf Championship, the NCAA Final Four, the Kentucky Derby and nine Olympic Games.

For more than 15 summers, Beck has run a well-attended Sports Broadcasting Camp – first at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair, New Jersey – and currently at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. The Bruce Beck Sports Broadcasting camp is considered one of the best of its kind in the country, teaching the fundamentals of broadcasting and featuring lectures by some of the top broadcasters in the New York area.

In May of 2009, Beck was chosen by St. John’s University to deliver the commencement speech to its Staten Island Campus. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree.

Each Thanksgiving for the past 20+ years, Beck and his family have served those in need at the St. John’s Bread and Life Program, the largest soup kitchen in Brooklyn. Among his other charitable endeavors are the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, the Alan T. Brown Foundation to Cure Paralysis, the March of Dimes, the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center of New York, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Special Olympics New York, Children’s Aid Society and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley.

Beck resides in Westchester County, New York.

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