Kevin Sjuts named Nebraska Sportscaster of the Year

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10/11 NOW Sports Director Kevin Sjuts won the National Sports Media Association's Nebraska Sportscaster of the Year award for the second time.

Kevin tied with Greg Sharpe, the Voice of Nebraska Football, for the 2017 award.

This is the second time Kevin earned that honor, the first was in 2013.

"I'm so proud of Kevin, but not at all surprised," said Mikel Lauber, 10/11 NOW's Director of News. "He brings a passion and professionalism to 10/11 NOW's sports coverage that's hard to match. And behind the scenes, he's an even better leader and coworker."

NSMA has been honoring sports broadcasters with this award since 1959. KOLN's Bob Zenner (1961-1964) and Rick Weaver (1960) are past recipients of the award.

Kevin Sjuts and longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas at the banquet where he received the 2013 Nebraska Sportscaster of the Year award.

Kevin joined the 10/11 NOW sports team in July 2005 as the Weekend Sports Anchor and soon earned the title of Sports Director.

Kevin is married to former Nebraska volleyball player Michelle Lynch. The two have three children: Bella, Paxon and Kale and a dog named Jangles.

Kevin coaches youth baseball and football. He uses his connection to the Nebraska Football team to draw up plays for his son's flag football team in a popular 10/11 Sports segment called "Playmakers".

"I'm incredibly honored. To be mentioned alongside Greg Sharpe, who I admire and respect, is quite humbling," Kevin said. "Nebraska has many talented sportscasters that are deserving of this award. I find great joy in coming to work each day and am thankful to be able to deliver the daily sports news to 10/11 viewers."

The National Sports Media Association & Hall of Fame 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.