A wide-eyed tomboy named Alison (moi!) spent the latter half of the summer falling in love with the USA Dream Team, but mostly Charles “Sir Charles” Barkley.
By 1995, I was a full-fledged sports addict.
Enter Mark Curtis…and his moustache…as the sports anchor on 12 News.
Every night, my family would watch that moustache cover all of our favorite teams. If I remember correctly, I watched that moustache announce that Barkley would be leaving the Suns in 1996.
While Barkley moved on, Curtis stayed here with us. And though he moved on to be the anchor of 12 News – and still is – to me, he will always be my favorite sportscaster.
As such, I was thrilled to learn that Curtis will be honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter as he is inducted into their Silver Circle Society this year. This hall of fame of sorts recognizes individuals who have served in the broadcast journalism industry for a minimum of 25 years, with the majority being spent in the Rocky Mountain Region. It is only given when the nominee is both dedicated to his or her craft as well as the greater community-at-large.
Curtis – and, I hope, his moustache – will be honored during the 2014 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards this fall with fellow inductees, including Dan Barr, Dave Fox, Jeff Halberg, Mary Nickles and Nadine Wimmer. Manny Garcia will join them as well, as a Gold Circle Society inductee for his more than 50 years of service to the industry.