IndyStar's Gregg Doyel named Indiana Sportswriter of the Year

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IndyStar sports columnist Gregg Doyel was named the National Sports Media Association Indiana Sportswriter of the year Tuesday. It's the fourth time he's won the honor and 12th time in the last 14 years an IndyStar writer has won the award.

Doyel has been named one of the nation's top 10 columnists in his classification 10 times by the Associated Press Sports Editors, claiming top honors in 2014 and '17 at IndyStar. He was the first recipient of the Indiana Sports Corp's Inspiring Sports Storyteller Award in 2019.

Gregg Doyel for marketing. 8/6/2019
Gregg Doyel for marketing. 8/6/2019

Doyel will be honored at the annual NSMA awards weekend and national convention from June 25-27 in Winston-Salem, N.C. The late Stuart Scott, Hubie Brown, Curry Kirkpatrick and Jackie MacMullan will be inducted into the organization's hall of fame. Turner Sports' Ernie Johnson and Scott Van Pelt of ESPN tied for the national sportscaster of the year award and ESPN's Jeff Passan named the 2021 national sportswriter of the year.

Tim Newton, play-by-play announcer for Purdue football and women's basketball, was named the state's top sports broadcaster.

NSMA is a non-profit, honoring excellence in sports media since 1959.

PREVIOUS INDYSTAR WINNERS

2020: Kyle Neddenriep

2019: Gregg Doyel

2016: Gregg Doyel

2015: Gregg Doyel

2014: Mike Chappell

2013: Bob Kravitz

2012: Bob Kravitz

2011: Terry Hutchens

2010: Terry Hutchens

2009: Terry Hutchens

2008: Terry Hutchens

2006: Terry Hutchens

1997: Bill Benner

1991: Tom Rietmann

1990: Phil Richards

1985: Bill Benner

1983: Bob Collins

1979: Bob Collins

1977: Bob Williams

1974: Bob Williams

1973: Corky Lamm

1967: Max Stultz

1962: Bob Collins

1959: Bob Collins

Contact IndyStar Deputy Sports Editor Nat Newell at (317) 444-6182 or nat.newell@indystar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NatJNewell.

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