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Ro Brown to be Inducted into Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

Legendary sportscaster Ro Brown will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame with the Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism. 

The first African-American DSA winner whose accomplishments are primarily in broadcasting,  Brown will be among those honored Saturday, Aug. 28 at the induction ceremony at the Natchitoches Events Center.

A native of the Lower Ninth Ward, Brown graduated from John F. Kennedy High School and spent two years attending Southern University at New Orleans before joining the Navy. 

Brown returned from the military committed to continuing his studies and pursuing a career in sports broadcasting.

In 1978, Brown was the first on-air African American sports anchor & reporter in New Orleans at WDSU-TV. Brown is currently a co-host on WBOK’s The Rickey and Ro Show, a daily sports talk show on 1230 AM. After becoming the first education reporter in the New Orleans market, Brown followed his broadcasting/reporting career by joining the University of New Orleans Athletic Department as the assistant director of Athletic Communications. 

Brown is among an elite 12-person Class of 2021 being inducted in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. 

The Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism recipients are chosen by the 40-member Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame selection committee based on nominees’ professional accomplishments in local, state, regional and even national arenas, with leadership in the LSWA a contributing factor and three decades of work in the profession as a requirement.