Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke was named to the National Sports Media Assn. Hall of Fame.
He joins ESPN’s “College GameDay” fixture Lee Corso, hockey announcer Dan Kelly and essayist Roger Angell because the 2023 inductees.
Plaschke, a Louisville native and Southern Illinois University graduate, is in his thirty sixth yr working for The Times.
He has been named the NMSA California Sportswriter of the Year 3 times, gained intensive Associated Press Sports Editors honors all through his profession, was inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame and has been featured within the Best American Sports Writing anthology quite a few instances.
“Bill Plaschke is an exceptional journalist who cares deeply about the Los Angeles community and his colleagues,” Times sports activities editor Iliana Limón Romero stated. “Decades into an elite career, he remains endlessly curious, eager to share stories of those often overlooked and driven to hold L.A. sports power brokers accountable for his readers.”
Plaschke is an everyday panelist on ESPN’s “Around the Horn” and has written 5 books. He was named Man of the Year by the Los Angeles Big Brothers/Big Sisters chapter and has acquired a Pursuit of Justice Award from the California Women’s Law Center.
The NSMA additionally named The Times’ Bill Shaikin its California Sportswriter of the Year. Shaikin’s work in 2022 included breaking the information the California lawyer common was investigating the Anaheim mayor for corruption amid the Angel Stadium land transaction.