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NBC’s Doc Emrick to Speak at Point Park March 27

Thursday, March 22, 2012
NBC’s Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer, Mike “Doc” Emrick, will speak to Point Park students about sports broadcasting on Tuesday, March 27 at 1 p.m. in Room 701 of the Student Center. The event is free, and students may pre-register at studentaffairs@pointpark.edu.
 
Emrick, who has called NHL games for 32 years and announced the past six Olympics, is one of the premier sports broadcasters in the country. He has called 23 consecutive Stanley Cup playoffs, 13 Stanley Cup Finals and 10 NHL All-Star Games. He now works for NBC full time but previously was the play-by-play voice of the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers, in addition to his duties with NBC, Versus, ESPN and FOX. His other credits include NFL games, NCAA basketball games and various Olympic sports.
 
He worked his way to the top from the minor leagues, beginning his career as public relations director and radio/TV broadcaster for the International Hockey League’s Port Huron Flags in 1973.
 
A passionate Pittsburgh Pirates fan who recently attended the team’s fantasy camp in Bradenton, Fla., Emrick also once taught speech and was director of broadcasting at nearby Geneva College.
 
His appearance is sponsored by the Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing, with the assistance of Point Park’s National Broadcasting Society.

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