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ATLANTA (November 16, 2016) Few people have witnessed in person as many sports championship games as Clark Atlanta University alumnus Anthony White (CAU ’99). As a photojournalist, he’s covered more than 20 championship games, including the NBA Finals, NFL Super Bowls and college bowl games. Yet, even fewer people have won as many Emmy Awards as White, who has collected a whopping 12 Emmys over his 25-year career. It’s an unprecedented number when you consider many photojournalists go an entire career without ever earning a single Emmy.
The Washington, D.C. native has been recognized for his work on Inside the NBA on TNT, Prep Sports Plus and Inside Major League Baseball on TBS. He has also worked as a network producer and director. Before his professional career began White was making waves as one of the first CAU students to participate in the Host Broadcast Training Program for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta where he worked as an audio technician. In 2012 he was inducted in the UNCF Hall of Fame for Outstanding HBCU Alumnus.
“I never imagined I would be here,” said White, who is also president of the CAU Mass Media Arts Alumni Society. “I sit back sometimes and I have to pinch myself, especially representing an HBCU. A lot of times I’m the only black guy on my crew,” he said.
White brags on his decision to attend CAU more than his multiple Emmys. “Clark Atlanta was my dream,” he explained, beaming with pride. He said he wanted to prove an HBCU graduate could do the same, if not more, than his counterparts from majority white institutions of higher learning. Not bad for a guy who first wanted to be a chef.
He describes himself as a lukewarm sports fan who prefers covering football and basketball. His least favorite sport to cover is baseball. “Anything without a clock is not good in sports,” he opined.
According to its website, the Emmy Awards recognize excellence within various areas of television and emerging media, including primetime, daytime, sports and news and documentary. The winners are selected by their professional peers.
“There’s nothing else I’d rather do,” White continued.Category: Alumni
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