WSAZ-TV sports director Keith Morehouse and longtime Marshall University professor and WMUL faculty manager Charles Bailey have been honored for their contributions to the state's broadcast journalism industry.
The two were each presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award
from the West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters association at
the group's annual convention in Huntington tonight (Saturday).
After 13 years at WOWK-TV, Morehouse joined WSAZ in 1996 and
became the voice of the Thundering Herd. By doing so, he followed
in the footsteps of his father, Gene, who died in a 1970 plane
crash along with most of the Marshall football team.
The Marshall graduate is a two-time Emmy Award winner and was
recognized as sportscaster of the year by the broadcasters association in both 1999 and 2005.
Bailey, a native of Logan County, has come into contact with thousands of Marshall broadcasting students in his 22 years at his
alma mater. Under his tutelage, his students have won countless
awards and accolades.
In 2000, Bailey was honored by the broadcasters association with
its Significant Impact Award.