July 14, 2016 – DETROIT – The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association is proud to announce Jennifer Hammond of WJBK-TV Fox-2 SportsWorks as its Ty Tyson “Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award” winner for the 2015-16 sports season.
The organization has honored excellence in sports broadcasting since the first recipient Josh Lewin in 2000. Hammond is a first-time winner and the first female to receive the award, having worked at WJBK-TV, WDFN Radio and radio stations in Chicago, during her outstanding career.
Previous recipients include the late Ernie Harwell and late Budd Lynch, and current broadcasters Frank Beckmann, George Blaha, Jim Brandstatter, Mark Champion, Ken Daniels, Dan Dickerson, Mario Impemba, Ken Kal, Dan Miller, Trevor Thompson, and Will Tieman.
Our 2015-16 season award was presented July 11, 2016 at the 30th Annual DSBA Charity Golf Outing at Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township by DSBA President Trevor Thompson of Fox Sports Detroit.
“Be it in her relationship building, professionalism, or her broadcasting of everything in the world of sports in this market, Jennifer Hammond has brought grace, humor and humility to all she has put her hand to,” said Mr. Thompson. “She has also consistently delivered a standard of excellence that exemplifies the spirit our founder and past president, Ty Tyson, for whom this award is named. These traits make her most deserving of this year’s Ty Tyson Award, along with the distinction of being the first female ever to be so honored … a distinction that seems both long overdue for the gender, yet right on time given the recipient. Congratulations Jennifer. The DSBA is very proud to have you!”
PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE D.S.B.A. TY TYSON EXCELLENCE IN SPORTS BROADCASTING
2014 – Trevor Thompson/Fox Sports Detroit
2013 – Mario Impemba/Tigers Baseball
2012 – Dan Miller/Lions Football & Fox 2 Sports Works
2011 – Will Tieman/Spartan Sports Network
2010 – Ken Daniels/Red Wings Hockey & Fox Sports Detroit
2009 – Frank Beckmann/U-M Football & WJR-AM
2008 – Dan Dickerson/Tigers Baseball & WXYT-FM
2007 – Ken Kal/Red Wings Hockey & WXYT-FM
2006 – Jim Brandstatter/Lions/U-M Football
2005 – Budd Lynch/Red Wings Hockey
2004 – Mark Champion/Lions Football & Pistons Basketball
2003 – Ray Lane/Tigers/Lions/Red Wings/Big Ten
2002 – George Blaha/Pistons/MSU Football
2001 – Ernie Harwell/Tigers Baseball
2000 – Josh Lewin/Tigers Baseball & Fox Sports Detroit