Joe Davis, Orel Hershiser & David Vassegh Among 2020 Southern California Sports Broadcasters Awards Winners

The Los Angeles Dodgers were strongly represented at the annual Southern California Sports Broadcasters luncheon, with Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrín and Joe Davis among those to win an award.

Jarrín was honored with the 2020 SCSB Award for Spanish Radio Play-by-Play. The Dodgers’ radio team earned plenty of hardware in general, with reporter/host David Vassegh also winning the 2020 Irv Kaze Radio/Host Reporter Award.

Charley Steiner additionally was recognized, winning the 2020 Chick Hearn Award for Radio Play-by Play and the 2020 SCSB Call of the Year. Rick Monday, who calls games alongside him for AM 570 L.A. Sports, won the 2020 SCSB Award for Radio Analyst.

On the television side, Davis took home the Bob Miller Television Play-by-Play Award for his work as the Dodgers’ announcer on SportsNet LA. The team’s exclusive network also saw Orel Hershiser receive the 2020 SCSB Award for TV analyst, who was a co-winner with Fox Sports West’s L.A. Angels color analyst Mark Gubicza.

Former SportsNet LA reporter Alanna Rizzo was honored with the 2020 SCSB Television Reporter Award. She previously earned the award last year, sharing honors with Fox Sports West’s L.A. Angels/Anaheim Ducks reporter Jill Painter Lopez.

Rizzo and Painter became the first women to ever win an individual Southern California Sports Broadcaster Award. “It’s certainly a tremendous honor to be recognized for a job in a market where there’s so many talented individuals,” Rizzo told last year.

“To be able to share the award of best television reporter 2019 with Jill Painter Lopez is something that isn’t lost on me.

“She’s incredibly gifted and a great reporter, a great journalist, but more than that she’s a really good friend of mine. To be on stage with her and accept the award with her was a really neat moment for us.”

Rizzo explains decision to step away from SportsNetLA

Earlier this month, Rizzo announced she is stepping away after seven seasons of covering the Dodgers for SportsNet LA. She explained that she isn’t retiring, but rather moving on the another chapter that will allow her to be closer to family.

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