Frank Shorr

Senior Lecturer, Journalism

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BS, Boston University
MA, Boston University

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Frank H. Shorr teaches Broadcast Sports as well as the Sports Journalism Seminar Series. He also is the Director of the highly successful Sports Institute at Boston University. Shorr won eight Emmy Awards while the Executive Producer at WHDH in Boston and continues to weigh in as an expert on sports media. Currently a senior… Read more

Frank H. Shorr teaches Broadcast Sports as well as the Sports Journalism Seminar Series. He also is the Director of the highly successful Sports Institute at Boston University. Shorr won eight Emmy Awards while the Executive Producer at WHDH in Boston and continues to weigh in as an expert on sports media. Currently a senior lecturer, he has a BS in Business and a master’s in Television & Film, both from Boston University.

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    • Support for Don Orsillo swells in aftermath of NESN move

      August 30, 2015

      Boston Globe (subscription required) Frank Shorr, College of Communication After learning Don Orsillo will not return to NESN as the Red Sox’ play-by-play announcer next season, David Carlisle made a swift decision… Expert quote: “[Viewers] are relying on the director to show them where the ball is going, but at the same time when they switch […]

    • Expert says Brady’s image may be affected by deflategate scandal

      July 29, 2015

      Fox 25 News Frank Shorr, College of Communication We know how New England fans feel about deflategate, but what does it look like to the rest of the country?… Expert quote: “In New England, some of the people who said he’s our guy, he’s our knight in shining armor, this is Tom terrific, they’re starting, […]

    • Experts Media Alert – Tom Brady and “Deflategate”

      July 29, 2015

      Months after the “Deflategate” controversy sprung up in the wake of the New England Patriots‘ AFC Championship win against the Indianapolis Colts in January, NFL officials have again ruled to uphold Patriots QB Tom Brady’s four game suspension. Guilty or not, Brady will have to take the issue up in federal court to have his punishment reduced or […]

    • “Tom Terrific” Image, Brand Suffer

      May 7, 2015

      NECN Frank Shorr, College of Communication Experts doubt revelations from NFL “Deflategate” report threaten Brady’s $7 million annual endorsements – for now… Expert quote: “What every athlete finds is, if you just say that you’re sorry, if you just say you did it, say that you’re sorry, people will forgive you and you can move […]

    • Carson is latest to try to return professional football to Los Angeles

      April 23, 2015

      Christian Science Monitor Frank Shorr, College of Communication Cheers went up from jersey-clad football fans when the Carson City Council unanimously approved a privately-financed stadium for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders Tuesday night… View full article quoting expert Frank Shorr

    • Experts Media Alert – Boston 2024 Olympics

      March 18, 2015

      Earlier this year, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) selected Boston as their choice to be considered as host of the 2024 Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee will select the host city in September 2017. The city of Boston and the Boston 2024 Organizing Committee will hold a series of public meetings to give residents from around […]

    • Heslam: Brady a true role model

      February 3, 2015

      Boston Herald Frank Shorr, College of Communication Let’s face it. Football is a violent, barbaric sport and there have been some players of late who represent the worst of society… Expert quote: “He was raised really well and his parents instilled in him some values that you don’t always find in the modern-day athlete. He […]

    • Donald Sterling: Will it be hard to force him out of NBA?

      April 29, 2014

      Christian Science Monitor Frank Shorr, College of Communication The announcement by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver Tuesday that he will immediately urge league owners to force Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers sets in motion a clear chain events with an unclear conclusion… Expert quote: “I’m thinking the players, fans, and especially […]

    • Are Washington ‘Redskins’ doomed? NFL’s resistance to change showing cracks

      October 8, 2013

      Christian Science Monitor Frank Shorr, College of Communication Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is appearing increasingly isolated in his vow never to change his team’s controversial nickname… Expert quote: “Ultimately it’s going to come from the team itself.” View full article

    • Cubs leave Wrigley Field? North Siders call $300 million plan a strikeout

      May 3, 2013

      Christian Science Monitor Frank Shorr, College of Communication To Major League Baseball fans, the Chicago Cubs without Wrigley Field is like a hot dog without mustard or a Cracker Jack box without a toy… Expert quote: “It’s no longer just a product that you put on the field, it’s the experience, and whether that is […]

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