Washington, DC – The National Sports Media Association (NSMA) announced yesterday that long-time Wizards radio play-by-by broadcaster Dave Johnson has been named D.C. Sportscaster of the Year.
“Congratulations to our friend and colleague Dave Johnson on being named the 2019 D.C. Sportscaster of the Year for the work he has done on behalf of our D.C. area sports fans,” said Chairman & CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Ted Leonsis. “Dave is one of the best journalists in the business and we are fortunate to have him as a member of our MSE Family. Kudos to him on receiving this fantastic and well-deserved honor.”
Johnson is one of the most distinguished broadcasters in the nation’s capital. The 2019-20 season marks his 23rd season as the voice of the team on the Washington Wizards Radio Network and Johnson is in his 25th year serving as the morning anchor and senior sports director on top-rated WTOP (103.5 FM).
In addition to announcing Wizards games, Johnson has handled the play-by-play for Major League Soccer’s D.C. United for the past 24 seasons and can also be seen on television as an anchor on NBC 4 as well as NBC Sports Washington.
About the National Sports Media Association:
The National Sports Media Association, Inc.is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which seeks to develop educational opportunities for those who are interested in pursuing a career in sports media, through networking, interning, mentoring and scholarship programs. The NSMA also honors, preserves and celebrates the diverse legacy of sports media in the United States. Founded in 1959 as the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in Salisbury, N.C., the NSSA added its Hall of Fame in 1962, with Grantland Rice as its first member. The organization rebranded to the National Sports Media Association in 2016 and moved to Winston-Salem, N.C. one year later.