Steve Shapiro Honored With Sonny Hirsch Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award


Steve Shapiro WSVN sports director with WSVN sports reporter Donovan CampbellOver the weekend at a charity gala at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, WSVN Sports Director Steve Shapiro was honored with the Sonny Hirsch Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award. The award honors “an outstanding sports broadcaster that has had a great impact in his field as well as his or her accomplishments within our community.”

The event, Call of the Game Dinner, organized by sports broadcasters Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino, benefits Lauren’s Kids, an organization aimed at preventing child sexual abuse. And DSAF, the Dade Schools Athletic Foundation.

Steve Shapiro shared the moment with some of his WSVN colleagues. WSVN anchor Craig Stevens attended, along with meteorologist Vivian Gonzalez and her husband, WSVN Sr. Executive Producer Darcy Tannebaum, WSVN investigative producer Danny Cohen, and sports reporter Donovan Campbell and his wife.

Shapiro was among quite a company of honorees too. Miami Heat star LeBron James was awarded the Don Shula Sports Legend Award, Heat player James Jones received the Ted Arison Community Service Award, and former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was awarded the Jim Mandich Courage & Commitment Award, congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz accepted on her behalf.

Other local broadcasters to receive the Sonny Hirsch Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award are WTVJ sports director Joe Rose in 2012, and Jim Mandich in 2011.


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