CHICAGO, February 13, 2008 –WGN Radio/Chicago Cubs play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes has been named the 2007 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
This is Hughes’ seventh Sportscaster of the Year honor and his fourth in Illinois, having previously won the award in 1996, 1999, and 2006. Hughes was honored as Wisconsin’s Sportscaster of the Year in 1990, 1991 and 1992.
Hughes is entering his 13th season with WGN Radio and the Cubs, teaming with Ron Santo on the Cubs Radio Network. The 2008 season will be Hughes’ 26th season of broadcasting in Major League Baseball.
The award will be presented during the first weekend of May in Salisbury, North Carolina.
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