Longtime NBC 4 New York sports anchor and 1978 Ithaca College graduate Bruce Beck will serve as the play-by-play announcer for the Cortaca Jug football game between Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland at Yankee Stadium, to be televised live on the YES Network on Saturday, November 12, at 12 p.m. ET.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to represent my alma mater on the airwaves,” said Beck. “I am thrilled to collaborate with some talented sportscasters of tomorrow on the Cortaca Jug broadcast. For me personally, this is an assignment where the past, present, and future all collide at iconic Yankee Stadium.”
One of the most recognized names in New York sports journalism, Beck has spent the past two decades at NBC 4 New York, where he is currently the lead sports anchor. He was named 2021 National Sports Anchor of the Year by Broadcasting & Cable Magazine and is the founder of the Bruce Beck Sports Broadcasting Camp, an immersive experience that results in scores of campers each year pursuing communications at the collegiate level.
In 2017, Beck was presented with the Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism by the Roy H. Park School of Communications.