Dodgers broadcaster Charley Steiner inducted into Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Charley Steiner was among six members inducted into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022.

Steiner was joined by the longest-serving commissioner in MVC history in Doug Elgin; women’s basketball coach Cindy Scott of Southern Illinois; basketball players Cliff Levingston of Wichita State and Carla Bennett of Drake; and fellow broadcaster Tom Jackson of Louisville.

The 2022 Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame class ceremony took place this weekend as part of the Men’s Basketball Championship in St. Louis. The MVC Hall of Fame is made up of 139 former student-athletes, administrators, coaches and contributors.

Steiner graduated from Bradley in 1971 and began a broadcasting career that included radio stints in Illinois, Iowa, Connecticut, Cleveland and New York before joining the Dodgers broadcast team in 2005.

Steiner’s rise to prominence included work for ESPN, where he served as an anchor on SportsCenter and was the networks’ senior boxing analyst. Steiner then left ESPN in 2002 to become the New York Yankees’ radio play-by-play announcer, replacing Michael Kay to partner John Sterling.

With the Dodgers, Steiner primarily worked as a radio host, but also filled in on SportsNet LA when Joe Davis is away with a Fox assignment. Steiner signed a contract extension in December 2018 and also moved into a reduced role.

Charley Steiner Honors

Steiner was previously inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November 2013 and is a five-time Emmy Award winner. Steiner also won a Clarion Award for his coverage of the rape trial of Mike Tyson, as well as a CableACE Award for his work on a documentary about Muhammad Ali that was produced for ESPN’s Outside the Lines series.

The Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication at Bradley University was the first named sports communication school in the nation.

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