CSTV's Ken Chertow Named Wrestling Broadcaster of the Year by National Wrestling Media Association

March 27, 2006

New York, NY - CSTV: College Sports Television's Ken Chertow was named Wrestling Broadcaster of the Year by The National Wrestling Media Association, the professional organization for wrestling journalists.  Chertow is a national wrestling analyst for CSTV, the premier provider of college wrestling programming and coverage.  Chertow called 11 matches for CSTV during the 2005-06 season, including the NWCA All-Star Classic, the NWCA National Duals and the Big 10 Championships.

"Ken is a great ambassador for college wrestling and CSTV, and we congratulate him on this honor," said President of Regional Networks for CSTV, Chris Bevilacqua, who was an NCAA All-American wrestler and teammate of Chertow's at Penn State University.  "It's no surprise that Ken shows the same passion and dedication on television as he did on the mat, and that has helped him become the elite wrestling broadcaster in the industry." 

Chertow began his broadcasting career five years ago as an announcer for Penn State wrestling matches on the Penn State Sports Network (WPSN).   A year later, he began announcing the Penn State wrestling shows that aired on Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh. Chertow has also been involved in wrestling journalism as a writer.  In the mid-1980's he was a regular columnist for Amateur Wrestling News, and his stories have appeared in many wrestling publications including W.I.N. Magazine, USA Wrestler and Wrestling USA.   

Chertow was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic freestyle wrestling team and was a World Espoir champion.  A three-time All-American for Penn State, Chertow was a Junior National double champion as a high school star in West Virginia.  Chertow has an extensive coaching career, including stints as an assistant coach on the collegiate level. He now operates the Gold Medal Training System where he has coached young wrestlers all across the nation.

The National Wrestling Media Association is the professional organization for wrestling journalists nationwide, and has served the wrestling community since 1988. The organization represents hundreds of reporters, editors, photographers, broadcasters, webmasters and Sports Information Directors with a shared involvement in wrestling.

About CSTV Networks Inc.

CSTV Networks, Inc., now part of the CBS Corporation, is the leading digital and cable programming company dedicated to college sports. Connecting more fans to more college sports than any other company, its many platforms for programming distribution include CSTV: College Sports TV, televising regular-season and championship events for 35 men's and women's college sports; CSTV.com and its network of nearly 250 official athletic sites; CSTV All Access, broadband services providing live audio and video of more than 7,000 events annually; as well as satellite television and radio, in-flight entertainment, wireless networks and more.  Further information is available at www.CSTV.com.



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