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Sports4's Scott Eisberg voted best Charleston sports anchor (again)

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The Lowcountry's favorite sports anchor and ABC News 4's own Scott Eisberg has his third championship ring (or he should, if they gave out rings for this sort of thing).

Scott, ABC News 4's sports director, has been voted Charleston's Best Local TV Sports Anchor in the 2017 Charleston CIty Paper "Best of Charleston" awards, as chosen by you, the viewers.

This is Scott's third time winning the award, and second year in a row. He won it first in 2011, and again in 2016.

From Clemson and South Carolina, to the RiverDogs and Stingrays, Charleston Southern and the Citadel, high school sports and all points in between, Scott works tirelessly to cover it all, and we think he does it better than anyone else .

Scott is a University of South Carolina graduate and New York native. He came to ABC News 4 in 2007 after getting his start in the Upstate.

Sports is his calling card, but something invaluable Scott provides we at ABC News 4 truly appreciate is his willingness to drop everything and help out, even if it has nothing to do with sports coverage.

Several times the last few years, we've asked Scott to cover major breaking news, and he's done an outstanding job finding and telling powerful, important stories each time.

Who can forget Hurricane Matthew? It was a scary time for us all, but in the middle of the storm, Scott found a story to make us laugh a little with a rare sight -- a closed Waffle House!

The same week, he found a woman having to reschedule her entire wedding because of the hurricane, as well as two competing King Street businesses working together to protect their livelihoods from the storm.

June 17, 2015, news broke that former Charleston Southern head baseball coach Monte Lee was leaving to take the Clemson job. It would've been the top story of the night usually, but Scott didn't mention it that night. Instead, he was live on the scene covering the story that mattered most in that moment -- the Emanuel AME shooting.

Bret Lott, a College of Charleston English professor and author, wrote a column for Vanity Fair magazine, sharing the impact Scott had on him that night.

Lott wrote, "I’m listening, because that’s my city right there, and this is the local news, and the sports guy (Scott), even though he’s the sports guy, is doing the job I need him to do right now, which is to make me feel like somebody I know is telling me about something terrible happening where I live."

Lott went onto say Scott that night had "more gravitas than any network reporter could ever offer up."

We agree, and we appreciate Scott, and we're glad so many of you showed your own appreciation by taking time to go vote for him in the City Paper's poll.

Congrats, Scottie!


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