The Kansas City area’s leading TV sportscasters—Jack Harry and Frank Boal–will share sports stories and behind-the-scenes tales at a special event hosted by the Kansas City Press Club on Thursday (9/27) at the Wesport Flea Market Bar & Grill (817 Westport Rd.).
The KC Press Club is the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists group.
The free event starts at 6 p.m. with dinner (paid by attendees and cash only) and a social hour. The sports TV legends will be doing their thing starting at 7 p.m.
The event is open to media professionals and the general public.
Harry has covered sports in the area for more than 40 years. He joined KSHB NBC Action News in June of 2002 and was named sports director shortly thereafter. As sports director, he covers sports for the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts and is famous for his “Jack’s Smack” segments where he often unloads on KC sports teams and executives .
Harry has been recognized over decades of covering sports. He was named as the Joe McGuff Journalist of the Year and received the 2009 Diversity Advocate in Sports from the Olathe chapter of the NAACP. In 2011 he was inducted in the Emmy’s prestigious “Silver Circle.”
Boal has been an icon in the KC area for more than 30 years. He currently appears on NBC Action News after nearly three decades as the sports director for Fox 4 (1981 through 2009). He also is a regular on 810 WHB, whether just “stopping in” as a guest, covering the Chiefs on location, or out and about at a remote.
Boal has covered every major sporting event in KC over the years, including the Royals’ 1985 World Series championship, MLB All-Star games; the Chiefs; KU, Mizzou and K-State; local pro golfer Tom Watson and even the old Kansas City Kings.