The Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication at Bradley University is the first named sports communication school in the nation. The school is named in honor of world-class broadcaster Charley Steiner '71, a four-time Emmy Award winner and National Radio Hall of Fame inductee who is a play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Steiner spent 14 years anchoring SportsCenter at ESPN while broadcasting baseball, football and boxing.
Steiner recalls that when his career began, the words “sports” and “journalism” rarely shared the same book and now they are in the same sentence. Noting that sportscasting greats such as Jack Brickhouse, Chick Hearn and Ralph Lawler all have ties to the university, he said, “Bradley’s history can become a driving force into the future in ways we can’t even begin to project.”