Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Radnor Valley Country Club
The Beacon CEO Roundtable will be hosting a special event on May 8th at the Radnor Valley Country Club that we’re opening up to all Beacon members.
Thanks to long time Beacon member Taylor Fernley, Merrill Reese, The Philadelphia Eagles announcer (who obviously needs no introduction) will be our speaker. Given the Eagles amazing 2017/18 season we think this will be a special morning that really should be a Beacon total organization event.
Furthermore, given that the event will occur one week after the NFL draft, Merrill has agreed to share some of his insights as to the draft’s impact on the upcoming season. We expect a large turnout for this event and registration will be capped at 125 people. Attendees should feel free to wear their Eagle’s gear. Start time will be 7:30am.
Play-by-play "Voice of the Philadelphia Eagles" for over four decades. The games are heard on 94/WIP(CBS) and a tri-state network.
Named Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year by the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters numerous times.
Selected Radio Broadcaster of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.
Selected Person of the Year by the Broadcast Pioneers.
Recipient of the March of Dimes Lifetime Achievement Award.
Recipient of the Louis Braille Award for service to the blind.
Winner of the Lindsey Nelson Award for Excellence in Sportscasting by the All American Football Association.
Inducted into: Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame
Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame
Temple University Communications Hall of Fame
Overbrook High School Hall of Fame
Honored for special achievement by the Philadelphia Sportswriters Association.
Recipient of both the Bill Campbell and Harry Kalas Memorial Awards.
Recipient of the Leonard Tose Award for Community Service.
Spent 14 years as Sports Director of WIP.
Has handled play-by-play of Big 5 basketball and University of Pennsylvania football.
Was the on-camera host and play-by-play voice of ESPN's award winning series, "NFL Dream Season".
Play-by-play for Madison Square Garden Television in New York with Billie Jean King.
Selected by Philadelphia Magazine as Philadelphia's best sportscaster.
Served in the U. S. Navy as Public Affairs Officer. (Lieutenant Senior Grade)
Began his career at WPAZ in Pottstown; next stop WBCB in Levittown. Merrill is part-owner of WBCB and serves as Vice President / General Manager.
Autobiography published in 1998 … Merrill Reese: “It’s Good”.
Also, wrote “Sportscasting… Turning Your Passion into a Profession”.
Merrill is an avid golfer and competes in numerous charity tournaments. He resides in Blue Bell with his wife Cindy. Son, Nolan, is a film editor residing in Hollywood, California. Daughter, Ida, is a graphic designer.
Beacon Members - $40