Loyola Blakefield High School
Subject of an HBO documentary, "Jim McKay: My World In My Words"
Served as a special correspondent for NBC during the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City
Was the studio host for the FIFA World Cup coverage
Covered the Munich massacre at the Summer Olympics for ABC
Hosted ABC's influential "Wide World of Sports"
Hosted the NBC game show "Make the Connection"
Hosted a variety show for CBS in New York
Joined the TV station WMAR-TV in Baltimore
Reporter for the Baltimore Sun newspaper
In 1988, McKay was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
McKay was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame during its 11th induction.
McKay was selected as the inaugural Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism recipient in 2002.
McKay provided the famous voice-over that accompanied the opening in which viewers were reminded of the show's mission ("spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports") and what lay ahead ("the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat").
McKay was the sole announcer of the outcome of the terrorist-held stand-off of the 1972 Munich Olympics. He was the anchor when events turned grim with the news that Palestinian terrorists kidnapped 11 Israeli athletes. It was left to McKay to tell Americans when a commando raid to rescue the athletes ended in tragedy.