Edwin Pope Award

The Edwin Pope Orange Bowl Vanguard Media Award was first presented in 2007. The annual Award honors a SE4ADLYP5BFKTFFIB5YU4XJCBImember of the sports media who has made significant contributions to college football and impacted the Orange Bowl and/or the South Florida community. 

The award is named for the legendary Miami Herald writer and columnist who reported on everything significant that happened in South Florida sports for more than half a century. Pope, who joined the Herald in 1956, covered the Miami Dolphins franchise from the start (recommending in 1970 that the team hire Don Shula as head coach), reported on the first 47 Super Bowls and was an unabashed supporter of the Orange Bowl. The press box in Hard Rock Stadium is named in his honor.

2022 Edwin Pope Award Winner


Tony Segreto

NBC News

Tony Segreto is one of the most experienced and trusted news and sports anchors in South Florida history and was an integral part of the NBC news team for 40 years. Throughout his tenure, he worked as a photographer, producer, reporter and anchor. During his local and national broadcast career, Segreto interviewed some of the world's greatest athletes including Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, Dan Marino, Olympians Jessie Owens, Bob Beamon, Carl Lewis, Mark Spitz and Greg Lougainis, among others. He covered global events including Orange Bowls, Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Championships, Stanley Cups, PGA events, Grand Slam Tennis events and Olympic Games. Segreto has also been a member of the Orange Bowl Committee since 2008.

Edwin Pope Orange Bowl Vanguard Media Award Honorees

2022 Tony Segreto NBC News
2021 Larry Wahl Orange Bowl
2019 Ivan Maisel ESPN
2018 Chris Fowler ESPN
2017 Greg Cote The Miami Herald
2016 Hank Goldberg WQAM Radio
2015 Brad Nessler CBS & ESPN
2014 Joe Rose NBC 6 & WQAM Radio
2013 Dick Weiss Philadelphia Inquirer
2012 Lee Corso ESPN
2011 Bernie Rosen NBC 6
2010 Jim Mandich WQAM Radio
2009 Bob Griese ABC TV
2008 Tony Barnhart Atlanta Journal Constitution
2007 Edwin Pope The Miami Herald


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