Bruce Beck ’78

Professional Achievement Award

Bruce Beck graduated from the Ithaca College School of Business in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting 


He is in his 26th year with NBC 4 New York as the station's Lead Sports Anchor and host of NBC 4’s popular Sunday night sports show, "Sports Final." Bruce is also the host and sideline reporter for the New York Giants pre-season football. Bruce has covered a multitude of championship events for NBC 4 including six Super Bowls, seven World Series, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Final, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the U.S. Open Golf Championship, the NCAA Final Four, the Kentucky Derby, the New York City Marathon, and 10 Olympic Games. 


Bruce was named 2021 National Sports Anchor of the Year by Broadcasting & Cable Magazine as the top local sports anchor in America. He has received eight New York Sports Emmys, two Mid-Atlantic Sports Emmys and three national Cable Ace Awards. Bruce has been named New York State Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association nine times.    


In March 2017, Bruce was awarded the Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism by his alma mater, Ithaca College. presented at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. This prestigious honor recognizes broadcasters for their professional excellence and mentoring of future journalists.  


From 1982 to 1994, Bruce was a staff broadcaster with MSG Network. Among his many duties, he often hosted the station's coverage of the Knicks, Rangers, and Yankees. He was the play-by-play announcer for college football and basketball, professional and Golden Gloves boxing, and professional tennis. He hosted the Millrose Games, the Virginia Slims Championship, the National Horse Show and the Lou Carnesecca Show. 


Starting in 2017, Bruce launched the Bruce Beck Sports Broadcasting Camp in New Rochelle, New York. Bruce along with the top sportscasters and personalities in the nation, teaches the fundamentals of the industry to the next generation of sports broadcasters. Every summer from 2002-2016, Bruce, along with sportscaster Ian Eagle, ran a similar camp at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair, N.J.  


In May of 2009, Bruce was chosen by St. John's University to deliver the commencement speech to its Staten Island Campus. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree. 


Bruce is an avid golfer, and resides in White Plains, New York with his wife of 43 years, Janet, a 1979 graduate of Ithaca College. The couple has two sons, two daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren