Sam Crenshaw is a Sports reporter and Anchor with 16 years experience in the Atlanta market. Sam is known in the Atlanta community for his knowledge of local athletes and teams as well as his passion for playing tennis.
A Birmingham, AL native, Sam joined 11Alive News in September of 1998. Sam came to 11Alive from WFMY-TV, Gannett’s CBS affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina where he served as sports anchor/reporter since August of 1991.
Prior to his work at WFMY-TV, Crenshaw was the Sports Director at WRDW-TV in Augusta, Georgia for five years. Crenshaw also served as the anchor for “Black College Sports Today” on ESPN, a weekly program that focuses on athletics at the nation’s historically black universities. Sam also served as sideline reporter and play-by-play voice for college football on ESPN2. A 2003 Emmy Award winner for Best Sports Performer, Crenshaw hosted Matchpoint Atlanta, a weekly tennis program that airs nationally,regionally and and locally.Sam has received the USTA’s Media Excellence Award and serves on the board of USTA Georgia. In addition, Sam has been Sideline Reporter for Atlanta Falcons Radio as well as Sideline Reporter for Georgia State University Panthers Radio. Sam is also Weekend Morning Host on sports radio 92.9 The Game.
Sam is a graduate of University of West Georgia, and is the Founder of PeachStateCollegeSports.Com a website designed for college students who want to become sports reporters. During his college years, Sam was an announcer at WSB-FM. He also is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Sam and his wife Phyllis live in Suwanee.