Cubs Voice Pat Hughes Named Illinois Sportscaster Of The Year (Again)
January 13, 2010 at 3:24 PM (PT)
TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO CUBS play-by-play voice PAT HUGHES has once again been named ILLINOIS Sportscaster of the Year for 2009 by the NATIONAL SPORTSCASTERS AND SPORTSWRITERS ASSOCIATION. The honor is the eighth time HUGHES, the CUBS' voice for the last 14 seasons, has won the award and his fifth in ILLINOIS (he won three in WISCONSIN in 1990-1991-1992).
"PAT HUGHES has a tremendous connection with CUBS fans through WGN's powerhouse signal," said WGN VP/GM TOM LANGMYER. "He is a pure play-by-play artist who also brings out the magic in his partner, RON SANTO."
The award will be presented during the NSSA's 51st annual awaerds program MAY 1-3 in SALISBURY, NC.