Alcorn’s Charles Edmond and Gemario Brooks receive award for sports broadcasting

Two of Alcorn State University’s Department of Mass Communications’ employees were recognized for their hard work in broadcast journalism.

Charles Edmond and Germario Brooks were awarded the first place award in the 2014 Best Sportscast-Sports Program-Sports Story category in the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Contest for their exceptional production of The Jay Hopson Coaches Show.

The 2015 Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters College contest was designed to recognize Mississippi Associated Press member stations and staffers for outstanding performance in broadcast journalism. The contest is also open to member broadcast stations outside Mississippi with designated market areas that extend into Mississippi.

Charles Edmond said that the award is a testament to the hard work of a dedicated staff.

“I am so humbled and honored to receive this award,” said Edmond. “In this business, one person shouldn’t get all of the credit. This award shows the hard work and dedication of my colleagues. Without their contributions, winning this award would not have been possible.”

Edmond also credited Alcorn athletics and Alcorn State University head football coach Jay Hopson for the show’s success.

“I want to thank Alcorn athletics for allowing the type of access that’s needed to keep fans informed and involved in athletics. Coach Jay Hopson has been a great supporter of the broadcast and we appreciate his time, especially on his radio show.”

Brooks was humbled by the award and expressed how happy he was to contribute to Alcorn’s historic year.

“It feels good to be recognized. This school year has been the best because I got the opportunity to be apart of history. I have so much love for Alcorn. I’m going to continue to work hard and strive for the best,” said Brooks.

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