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    Best Sportscaster BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
    Fred Kalil
    A few years ago, when WXIA-TV/Channel 11’s FRED KALIL made his return to the Braves clubhouse at Turner Field following his recovery from surgery to remove a brain tumor, he found himself surrounded by players and coaches. Their concern about his welfare was obvious and quite genuine, even formore...
    A few years ago, when WXIA-TV/Channel 11’s FRED KALIL made his return to the Braves clubhouse at Turner Field following his recovery from surgery to remove a brain tumor, he found himself surrounded by players and coaches. Their concern about his welfare was obvious and quite genuine, even for a member of the media. Kalil’s sincerity comes across in person and on camera. He’s the pick of both the readers and our editorial staff for a simple reason: In an age where sports anchors are increasingly shrill and believe that smart-ass repartee is more important than offering solid information, Kalil remains a refreshing change of pace. He gives us substance over style. less...

    Best TV Sports Anchor BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
    Fred Kalil
    WXIA/Channel 11 Weeknights, 6 and 11 p.m. www.11alive.com

    Best Local TV Sports Anchor BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
    Fred Kalil
    WXIA/Channel 11 Weeknights, 6 and 11 p.m. www.11alive.com

    Best Local TV Sports Anchor BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
    Fred Kalil WXIA/Channel 11

    Best Local TV Sports Anchor BOA Award Winner

    Fred Kalil

    Best Local TV Sports Anchor BOA Award Winner

    Fred Kalil

    Best Local TV Sports Anchor BOA Award Winner

    Chuck Dowdle

    Best Local TV Sports Anchor BOA Award Winner

    WGCL's Steve Taylor
    Sports anchors seem to have a lifecycle: Many so-called professionals never get past the goober stage: They muff players' names, hype stories and play the homer so hard they make viewers gag. Toward career's end, however, some sports anchors envelop themselves in a cynicism that burns through in themore...
    Sports anchors seem to have a lifecycle: Many so-called professionals never get past the goober stage: They muff players' names, hype stories and play the homer so hard they make viewers gag. Toward career's end, however, some sports anchors envelop themselves in a cynicism that burns through in the form of dour disinterest. Between those stages, there's prime time. The lucky anchors who live here show off their depth of knowledge, know how to polish their presentations and manage to harness their enthusiasm to share it credibly with fellow fans. WGCL'S STEVE TAYLOR has extended those middle years remarkably well. He manages each week to communicate his love of the games with authority and good humor. less...

    Best TV Sports Anchor BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2001
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
    Fred Kalil

    Best TV Sports Anchor BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2000
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » Cityscape » Readers Pick
    Jeff Hullinger - WAGA Channel 5
    Hullinger's cool enough, he brings some life to his sportscasts and clearly likes to travel. He recently lost his morning radio gig on WGST so maybe now he can become a better best.

    Best TV Sports Anchor BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2000
    Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » Cityscape » Critics Pick
    Fred Kalil - WXIA Channel 11
    Kalil stands out for always being on point and for offering the most perspective — the whys — to his broadcasts. He can be serious or funny when it merits, doesn't fawn over the home teams, and he beefs up score reporting with background info and news. We love Chuck Dowdle's Southern drawl on WSBmore...
    Kalil stands out for always being on point and for offering the most perspective — the whys — to his broadcasts. He can be serious or funny when it merits, doesn't fawn over the home teams, and he beefs up score reporting with background info and news. We love Chuck Dowdle's Southern drawl on WSB and his plaintiveness over bad plays, management or teams, but Fred's the man. less...

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