Bruce Beck has been part of the NBC 4 New York team for over two decades. Now in his 25th year, he serves as the station's Lead Sports Anchor and is the host of NBC 4’s popular Sunday night sports show "Sports Final." Beck also works as the sideline reporter for New York Giants pre-season football.
Beck was named 2021 National Sports Anchor of the Year by Broadcasting & Cable Magazine as the top local sports anchor in America. He received a 2011 New York Sports Emmy for his interview with former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand. He also received the 2006 New York Emmy for Outstanding Sports Anchor and was the recipient of a 1999 New York Emmy Award for outstanding On-Camera Achievement in Sports Reporting. Overall, he has received eight New York Sports Emmys, two Mid-Atlantic Sports Emmys and three national Cable Ace Awards. Beck has been named New York State Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association nine times, including six in a row from 2007 through 2012.
In March 2017, Beck was awarded the Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism by his alma mater, Ithaca College. presented at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. This prestigious honor recognizes broadcasters for their professional excellence and mentoring of future journalists.
The versatile sportscaster has covered a multitude of events for NBC 4 including six Super Bowls, seven World Series, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Final, the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, the U.S. Open Golf Championship, the NCAA Final Four, the Kentucky Derby, the New York City Marathon, and the 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games.
Beck’s reporting was also a key component of NBC 4 New York’s award-winning COVID-19 coverage, honored in January, 2021 with the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for “creat(ing) a 360 view in real time of the coronavirus pandemic, with courageous and thorough reporting on the virus’s explosion in New York City.” The duPont has long been recognized as the broadcast, documentary and on-line equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, also awarded by Columbia University.
Beck serves as the co-host of WNBC and WNJU’s annual Health and Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium. He was the host of WNBC-TV's coverage of the ING New York City Marathon. He also hosted the Toyota Giants Report with Coach Tom Coughlin, and The Rutgers Report with Coach Greg Schiano. He has hosted and contributed to a number of WNBC-TV specials including the Stanley Cup Final, The Belmont Stakes, the U.S. Open Golf Championship, and "Glory Days," which preceded New York Yankees postseason games. In addition, Beck has hosted the Sun America Sports Desk and the All-State Sports Update for NBC Sports, and served as a sideline reporter for the network's coverage of the NBA and WNBA on NBC.
Beck has been the host of Rutgers University athletics programming for 25 years and is currently the host of Knightlife and A Slice of Knightlife on their on-line component, ScarletKnights.com.
Beck was a studio anchor for NBA-TV from 2000 to 2008 and hosted “Sportstalk and “Sports Images” on CN8, the Comcast Network from 1994 to 1997. He also was the play-by-play voice of Atlantic 10 Conference Basketball and Hofstra University Football and called college basketball games for CBS Sports.
From 1982 to 1994, Beck was a staff broadcaster with the MSG Network. Among his many duties, he hosted the station's coverage of the Knicks, Rangers, and Yankees. He was the play-by-play announcer for college football and basketball, professional and Golden Gloves boxing, and professional tennis. He hosted the Millrose Games, the Virginia Slims Championship, the National Horse Show and the Lou Carnesecca Show.
Starting in 2017, Beck launched the Bruce Beck Sports Broadcasting Camp in New Rochelle, New York. Beck along with the top sportscasters and personalities in the nation, teaches the fundamentals of the industry to the next generation of sports broadcasters. Every summer from 2002-2016, Beck, along with sportscaster Ian Eagle, ran a similar camp at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair, N.J.
In May of 2009, Beck was chosen by St. John's University to deliver the commencement speech to its Staten Island Campus. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree.
On Thanksgiving for over 20 years, Beck and his family served those in need at the St. John's Bread and Life Program, the largest soup kitchen in Brooklyn. Among his other charitable endeavors are the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, Westchester Medical Center, White Plains Hospital, Children’s Aid Society, Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, the Alan T. Brown Foundation to Cure Paralysis, the March of Dimes, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Special Olympics New York, Children’s Aid Society, Westchester SPCA and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley.
A graduate of Ithaca College, Beck received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1978. He resides in Westchester County with his wife, Janet. He has two sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren.