The swanky occasion summoned a flock of industry biggies and media notables including, Robin Roberts, Debra Lee, Stuart Scott, Stephen A. Smith and many more. The gala also served as a ceremony where Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer and President John Skipper were awarded the Paley Prize for Innovation and Excellence in recognition of their landmark achievements in media and their impact around the globe.
As per press release:
The evening will be emceed by anchors Bob Ley and Chris “Boomer” Berman, and each decade in the network’s history will be hosted by prominent ESPN on-air personalities: a look back at ESPN in the eighties will be hosted by John Saunders; the nineties Keith Olbermann and Stuart Scott; the 2000’s by Mike & Mike hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg; and the current decade by Linda Cohn. SportsNation host Michelle Beadle will provide lively commentary as the “on-the field” roving reporter, speaking to the sports and media luminaries in attendance.
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