Former USA Today and New York Times reporter Malcolm Moran (FCRH ’75) has been selected to receive the 2007 Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He will be honored during enshrinement festivities in September at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
Named in honor of the legendary sports broadcaster and president of the Basketball Hall of Fame, the award is given annually to members of the print and broadcast media whose efforts have made a significant contribution to the game. The winner of the electronic media award is Al McCoy, the longtime Phoenix Suns broadcaster.
“The Gowdy Award presentation is certainly one of the highlights of Enshrinement Weekend, and both Mr. McCoy and Mr. Moran exemplify the true spirit of the award,” said John L. Doleva, president and CEO of the Hall of Fame. “These two men have dedicated much of their professional careers to telling the story of basketball for millions of readers, listeners and viewers, and the Hall of Fame is proud to honor their efforts.”
Moran is currently the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society at Pennsylvania State University. In his career, he covered the NCAA Men’s Final Four 26 times, the 1984 and 1996 Olympic tournaments and the 2002 World Championships. In 2005, Moran was inducted into the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Hall of Fame. A native of Beechhurst, N.Y, Moran worked for the Fordham student newspaper The Fordham Ram and served as sports director and voice of the Rams for WFUV-FM 90.7.