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Dick Enberg to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Viewpoints event

Dick Enberg, one of the greatest sports broadcasters of all time, will be appearing Jan. 25 as part of the Village Viewpoints program of the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe.

Enberg’s accomplishments are many. In 2015, he will be returning for his sixth season as the play-by-play voice for Padres television broadcasts. In 2012, he was part of the on-air team that helped launch the new regional sports network FOX Sports San Diego.

Prior to that launch, he was with CBS Sports for 11 years as the play-by-play voice for the network’s coverage of the NFL, college basketball and the U.S. Open Tennis Championship. He also contributed to coverage of the Masters and PGA Championship broadcasts during that time.

Before joining CBS, Enberg spent 25 years at NBC Sports covering countless major events, after having begun his full-time broadcasting career in 1965 in Los Angeles. While in LA, his radio and television coverage of the L.A. Angels, UCLA basketball, and the L.A. Rams earned him the title of California Sportscaster of the Year on four occasions.

A nearly 50-year broadcasting career has earned Enberg many accolades, including 14 Emmy awards, nine Sportscaster of the Year awards, the Ronald Reagan Media Award and the Victor Award, recognizing the top sportscaster of the past 40 years. Enberg holds the distinction of being the only person to win National Emmy awards as a sportscaster, a writer and a producer, and in 2000, he received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Emmy award. He is only the fourth sportscaster to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Enberg has been inducted into the National Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame and the National Sportscaster and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, as well as honored in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Rozelle Award), the National Basketball Hall of Fame (Gowdy Award) and the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.

In addition to his career in sports broadcasting, Enberg has hosted three game shows and lent his voice to animated cartoons and films. He has made appearances in films such as “Heaven Can Wait” and “The Naked Gun,” and has played himself in episodes of television programs such as “The King of Queens” and “CSI:NY.”

Enberg is known for his signature phrase “Oh my!” which became the title of his autobiography. His warm and poignant style of communication shines in such works as “The Enberg Essays,” a collection of reflections about a Final Four basketball championship he covered, and in his play, “Coach: The Untold Story of College Basketball Legend Al McGuire,” which has toured throughout the country.

The event will be held in the Fellowship Center of the Village Church on Jan. 25, 2015, with wine and hors d’oeuvres served beginning at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 6:30 and will include time for audience questions.

Tickets go on sale Jan. 2 and may be purchased on-line at www.villageviewpoints.com.


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