Stuart Scott Broke Down Cultural Barriers In Sportscasting
Stuart Scott, who died at the age of 49 after a long bout with cancer Sunday, brought hip-hop culture to the forefront in sports journalism.By Jay Strubberg | January 5, 2015
In the sports world, there are those who fit the mold and those who break the mold. ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, who died Sunday at the age of 49 after a long bout with cancer, was one of the latter.
Within hours of his death, ESPN shared a pre-recorded heartfelt 14-minute tribute to the late broadcaster.
In the video, fellow colleagues touched on what Scott brought to ESPN for more than two decades: an insatiable charm, charisma and amped up personality that shattered cultural barriers.