Stuart Scott To Be Inducted Into North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 10/02/2015 | 12:30 PM EDT

UNC-Chapel Hill will honor the late sports broadcaster

Late sports broadcaster Stuart Scott is set to be honored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill later this month as he will be inducted into the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame.


The induction ceremony will take place Oct. 23 at the university's George Watts Hill Alumni Center as attendees remember the legendary sportscaster who died Jan. 4 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 49.




"Stuart Scott was an original who defined his brand of sports reporting," said Susan King, dean of the UNC School of Media and Journalism. "He challenged the generation after him to be authentic and to find their voices as broadcasters. That may be his strongest professional legacy."


Scott graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1987 with a degree in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures. He went on to work with ESPN, covering major sporting events such as the NBA Finals, NCAA Final Four, Super Bowl and more.


UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Carolina soccer legend Mia Hamm will speak at the induction ceremony, which will precede the university's "Late Night With Roy" event. The annual program, first hosted by Scott in 2001, marks the beginning of Carolina's basketball season.


 (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational)

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