Former LUTV sports anchor named Louisiana Sportscaster of the Year

Former Lamar University communication student and LUTV sports anchor Brooke Kirchhofer was awarded the “Louisiana Sportscaster of the Year” award from the National Sports Media Association on Monday, Jan. 9.

The NSMA is an organization of more than 600 members and honors excellence in the sports media industry. Each year, organization members elect a sportscaster and sportswriter of the year from each state and nationally. Kirchhofer, sports anchor and reporter for WWL-TV Channel 4 in New Orleans, Louisiana, was recognized as Louisiana’s best sportscaster in 2022.

Before graduating from LU in 2017, Kirchhofer was a student in the Department of Communication & Media where she studied broadcasting. During her time, Kirchhofer was involved in LUTV where she became a sports anchor covering and highlighting all LU sports.


“First and foremost, I would not be in this position to accept Louisiana sportscaster of the year if it weren't for LUTV,” said Kirchhofer. “Gordon Williams prepared me for what I was going to face in the television industry while I was at Lamar University. I have all of my communications teachers to thank as well for laying the groundwork for what was to come in my career.”

Gordon Williams, LUTV studio operations manager, said he expected his former student to find this level of success.

“To see Brooke's success and her receiving this accomplishment is not a surprise,” said Williams. “From the moment she arrived at LUTV News, Brooke made the most of every opportunity. Her drive and work ethic are inspirational. I hope our current students see this as motivation to pursue their craft and what is possible.”

Kirchhofer and the other award winners will be honored in June in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, during an awards weekend and banquet.  

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