Honoree

Joseph Buck

AWARDS

Honorary Degree (2016)
LH.D.
Doctor of Humane Letters
Rededication of Franklin Hall as the home of The Media School
Location: Bloomington
Presenter: Michael A. McRobbie
Emmy Award (2012)
Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play
Emmy Award (2005)
Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play
Emmy Award (2004)
Emmy Award (2003)
Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play
Emmy Award (2002)
Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play
Emmy Award (2000)
Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play

BIOGRAPHY

Joe Buck's broadcasting career began in 1989, while he was a telecommunications undergraduate at IU. That year, he called play-by-play for the Louisville Redbirds of the American Association, a minor league affiliate of the Cardinals, and was a reporter for ESPN's coverage of the Triple-A All-Star Game.

Buck was a radio and television announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1991 to 2007, and is a six-time Emmy Award-winner who handles lead play-by-play duties for Fox Sports' Emmy Award-winning coverage of Major League Baseball and the National Football League.

Buck, who serves as a board member for the NSJC (National Sports Journalism Center), is the son of the late broadcasting legend Jack Buck, whose career spanned parts of six decades. They are the only father and son to each call the Super Bowl on network television.