Dodgers Broadcaster Charley Steiner Inducted Into Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Charley Steiner was among six members inducted into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame class of 2022.

Steiner was joined by the longest tenured commissioner in the history of the MVC in Doug Elgin; women’s basketball coach Cindy Scott of Southern Illinois; basketball players Cliff Levingston of Wichita State, and Carla Bennett of Drake; and fellow broadcaster Tom Jackson of Louisville.

The 2022 Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame class ceremony was held this weekend as part of the men’s basketball championship in St. Louis. The MVC Hall of Fame consists of 139 former student-athletes, administrators, coaches and contributors.

Steiner graduated from Bradley in 1971 and began a broadcasting career that included working for radio stations in Illinois, Iowa, Connecticut, Cleveland and New York before joining the Dodgers broadcast team in 2005.

Steiner’s rise to prominence included working for ESPN, where he served as an anchor on SportsCenter and was the networks’ lead boxing analyst. Steiner then left ESPN in 2002 to become the New York Yankees radio play-by-play announcer, replacing Michael Kay to partner with John Sterling.

With the Dodgers, Steiner has primarily worked as radio broadcaster but also filled in on SportsNet LA when Joe Davis is away with a Fox assignment. Steiner was signed to a contract extension in December 2018 and also shifted into a reduced role.

Charley Steiner accolades

Steiner previously was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November 2013 and is a five-time Emmy Award winner. Steiner additionally won a Clarion Award for his coverage of the Mike Tyson rape trial, as well as a CableACE Award for his work on a Muhammad Ali documentary that was produced for ESPN’s Outside the Lines series.

Bradley University’s Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication was the first named school of sports communication in the country.

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