Impemba named Michigan Sportscaster of the Year
Congratulations go out to Tigers television play-by-play man Mario Impemba, who was voted Michigan Sportscaster of the Year by members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
It’s been a decade since Impemba came back home to become the TV voice of the Tigers alongside then-analyst Kirk Gibson in the booth after following Josh Lewin. A year later, he teamed up with Rod Allen and watched many of the 119 losses in 2003. The Tigers have changed vastly since then, as have the Tigers broadcasts, with every game on television. Impemba has been the constant, a welcome presence for Tigers fans and a respected voice at the ballpark, making his mark in the rich history of Tigers broadcasts. He jumped over onto a few FOX network broadcasts last summer, and he’s earning some well-deserved kudos as the voice of Oakland University basketball on radio and television.
Congratulations also to Detroit Free Press reporter and occasional Tigers coverage writer Mark Snyder, who was named Michigan Sportswriter of the Year.
The NSSA will recognize its state winners along with National Sportscaster of the Year Dan Shulman and National Sportswriter of the Year Joe Posnanski at the organization’s annual awards banquet on Monday, June 11 in Salisbury, NC. In case you’re wondering, that’s an off-day for the Tigers in the middle of their road trip to the Reds and Cubs.