WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 16, 2016) - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates member David Aldridge on being named a recipient of the Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Media Award. He is being honored for his contributions to basketball during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement events September 8-10 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Curt Gowdy Media Award is named in honor of the late Curt Gowdy, a legendary sports broadcaster and former Hall of Fame board member and president. The prestigious award is presented annually to members of the print and electronic media whose longtime efforts have made a significant contribution to the game of basketball.
"I can think of no one who deserves this honor more than David Aldridge. He has been a pioneering journalist since starting at the Washington Post sports desk immediately after graduating from American University," said NABJ President Sarah Glover. "It is a true testament to his hard work and being an example for a generation of sports journalists that he has received this high honor."
Aldridge graduated from famed basketball powerhouse DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, before earning degrees in journalism and history at American University in Washington, D.C. He worked as a writer for the Washington Post for nine years, covering Georgetown University athletics, the Washington Redskins and the Washington Bullets. For eight years, he reported for ESPN primarily covering the National Basketball Association and becoming one of the most respected basketball journalists as an NBA Insider and ESPN.com contributor during this time.
In 2004, Aldridge took on a new role as a contributor for The Philadelphia Inquirer and lead reporter for Turner Sports and Turner Network Television. As an Insider for Inside the NBA, a sideline reporter and an analyst covering all aspects of the NBA, Aldridge continues to share his unique perspectives on television and on NBA.com.
Aldridge continues to share his unique perspectives on television and on NBA.com. as an Insider for Inside the NBA, a sideline reporter and an analyst covering all aspects of professional basketball.
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. ###