Andrew Doud ’07 receives sports coverage award

The School of Communications alum was one of five recipients honored for outstanding motorsports media coverage.


Andrew Doud ’07, a reporter for WSOC-TV in Charlotte, N.C., was selected by the Charlotte Motor Speedway as one of five winners of the 28th annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Russ Catlin Awards for Excellence in Motorsports Journalism.

The awards recognize the best motorsports coverage in five categories: daily and non-daily writing, local and national broadcast and photojournalism.

Doud was recognized in the local broadcast category for “Pit Crew Training,” a story he produced for WSOC-TV. According to the award judges, the piece had “everything a great broadcast feature needs: quality reporting, great interviews and natural sound, effective editing and videography.”

Doud and the other winners were honored at a January ceremony held in conjunction with the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour. Winners received a trophy and $1,000 scholarship from Charlotte Motor Speedway in their names to the school of their choice. Doud, a broadcast communications major, asked that his scholarship be given to Elon University’s School of Communications.

The award has been among the most coveted in motorsports journalism since it began in 1985. Reporters from top media outlets such as USA Today, CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated and The Washington Post have all been past winners.