The voice of Rutgers, Bruce Beck, posts tribute to his mother

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Bruce Beck took the time on Tuesday to commemorate the accomplished life of his mother, a woman who was a trailblazer in New Jersey politics.

Beck, the lead sports anchor at NBC New York and one of the most respected news people in the market, marked the second year since his mother’s passing in a touching way. Rutgers fans know Beck’s voice well from his time hosting ‘R Football’ and ‘Inside Rutgers Basketball.’

The groundbreaking Doris Beck was the first woman to serve as the mayor of an Essex County town when she assumed the role in Livingston in 1975. She was highly involved in the north Jersey town’s council as well as the local League of Women Voters.

In a social media post on Tuesday, Bruce remembered the woman he called his mother but who others called “Mayor Beck.”


Bruce is currently hosting his annual summer broadcasting camp, which has become an institution for young broadcasters aspiring to break into the sports reporting business.


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The week-long camp introduces teenagers to the concepts of sports broadcasting and news reporting.