Former KATV Sportscaster Kyle Deckelbaum and Pig Trail Nation’s Alyssa Orange have been named Arkansas Sportscaster of the Year. The two tied for first place in a decision from the National Sports Media Association (NSMA).
Orange and Deckelbaum aren’t the only people being honored for sports media in Arkansas, though, as the association also named Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Scottie Bordelon as the winner for Sportswriter of the Year.
The 2023 NSMA Hall of Fame Inductees and 2022 NSMA Award Winners were announced on Monday, Jan. 9. All winners will be honored during the NSMA’s 63rd awards weekend and national conventions, which is scheduled for June 24-26 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Among the 116 who won the state sportscaster or sportswriter of the year honors, 70 are first-time winners in their respective states.
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