SALISBURY, N.C. — Bangor Daily News assistant sports editor Pete Warner has been named the Maine Sportswriter of the Year for the eighth time by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Warner, 52, a Bangor High School and University of Maine graduate, serves a dual role as a writer and editor and is responsible for college coverage, including football, basketball and baseball.
He also covers a variety of other sports and has worked on the BDN sports staff since 1979.
The NSSA also announced that it has named Bob Lucy as the Maine Sportscaster of the Year for the first time. Lucy has been the analyst for UMaine football games for the school’s radio network for the last 17 seasons.
National winners were also named by the NSSA, with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King winning his third National Sportswriter of the Year award in the last four years and NBC’s Mike “Doc” Emrick selected as the National Sportscaster of the Year.
The NSSA also inducted Marv Albert and Rick Reilly into its hall of fame. Albert is a longtime network play-by-play announcer, and Reilly spent the bulk of his career at Sports Illustrated before moving on to ESPN.