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Bruce Rader

Bruce Rader

A native of Maryland, sports broadcaster Bruce Rader came to the Hampton Roads market in the mid 1970’s. In 1977 he joined WAVY-TV, and in 1979 was named Sports Director, a position he still holds. Serving the Southeastern Virginia market,…

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Dennis Carter

A native of Danville, Virginia, Dennis Carter’s broadcasting career began back home when he took a job working for WBTM/WAKG Radio, covering sports in the Southside of Virginia. Shortly thereafter, the Danville Community College and Virginia Tech graduate made his…

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Debbie White

Debbie White, a native of Lexington, Virginia, gained notoriety in the Commonwealth as the first full-time female sportswriter in the state, while serving on the staff of the Daily Press from 1974-1977. After serving as Sports Information Director at Siena…

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Doug Doughty

Doug Doughty is a 1974 graduate from the University of Virginia, and upon graduation joined the Roanoke Times as the minor league hockey beat reporter.  In 1978, Doughty would begin to cover UVA sports with The Times, and now in…

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David Teel

David Teel graduated from James Madison University in 1981 with a degree in communications before becoming one of the most decorated sports writers in Virginia. Teel came to the Daily Press in 1984 and has covered numerous NCAA Final Fours,…

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Mike Stevens

For more than three decades, Mike Stevens has been working to put Virginia’s athletes and the sports they play in the spotlight. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, he began his broadcasting career…

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Rich Murray

Rich Murray, a 1971 graduate of Washington and Lee University, served in the sports information industry for nearly 40 years at James Madison University and the University of Virginia. Murray is a founding member of the Virginia Sports Information Directors…

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Jack Bogaczyk

Jack Bogaczyk spent 28 years in the sports media business in Roanoke, nearly 27 of those in the newspaper business, first at The World-News and then The Roanoke Times after the merger of the two daily papers. At the Roanoke…

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Eugene “Pappy” Thompson

Eugene “Pappy” Thompson, attended Virginia High School in Bristol, VA and started at Emory & Henry College in 1925 but left in 1928 to accept a job as a general reporter with the Bristol Herald Courier. He spent 50 years…

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Al Pearce

Al Pearce, native of Rocky Mount, NC, graduated from Presbyterian College in 1965 and taught high school in Jacksonville, FL while awaiting a call from the Army. He had two postings at Fort Eustis and did a 13-month tour in…

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