Daily Press senior columnist David Teel was named the 2012 Virginia Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. It’s the second straight year he’s earned the distinction, and the sixth time overall.
The “Voice of the Virginia Tech Hokies,” Bill Roth, was named the Virginia Sportscaster of the Year, also for the second consecutive time. A story by Teel in August profiled Roth’s 25th anniversary with broadcast partner Mike Burnop.
Teel’s body of work in 2012 was highlighted by conference realignment – from Old Dominion’s move to Conference USA to all of the movement in the ACC – and he was the first to have the news of Seth Greenberg’s firing at Virginia Tech in the spring.
Teel, who joined the Daily Press in 1984, also recently placed in the top five in column writing by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times