Famed sports journalist Stuart Scott’s status in the news realm will be immortalized at his alma mater this year.
UNC-Chapel Hill is set to induct the ESPN anchor into its N.C. Journalism Hall of Fame on Oct. 23. Scott received his degree in radio, television and motion pictures in 1987 from the institution and went on to etch a significant impact on the sports world with a career exceeding 21 years.
During his acceptance speech at the ESPYs for the Jimmy V Perseverance award in July 2014, Scott revealed that he was battling cancer. On Jan. 4, his passing disheartened his colleagues, friends and family.
In a statement issued by dean of the UNC School of Media and Journalism, Susan King, she described Scott as a person who cannot be duplicated. “Stuart Scott was an original who defined his brand of sports reporting,” she said. “He challenged the generation after him to be authentic and to find their voices as broadcasters. That may be his strongest professional legacy.”