New Canaan, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To New Canaan’s Armen Keteyian!
Armen Keteyian, who has owned a home in New Canaan, turns 61 on Thursday. The television sports journalist was born March 6, 1953, in Detroit.
He began his journalism career as a sports and feature writer at the Times-Advocate in Escondido from 1978 to 1980.
He then joined NBC Sports as a reporter and producer, working on a wide range of programming, including the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
He was a writer-reporter for Sports Illustrated in New York (1982-89), where he specialized in investigations.
He joined ABC News in New York as a network correspondent in September 1989 and for eight years reported on hard-edged and issue-related sports stories for ABC's "World News Tonight."
He joined CBS Sports as a special-features reporter in December 1997 and also a sideline reporter for the Network's coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship since 1998.
For the 2005 and the 2006 NFL seasons, he served as the sideline reporter with the NFL broadcast team of Dick Enberg and Dan Dierdorf.
He also was a featured correspondent for HBO's "Real Sports" with Bryant Gumbel, from 1998 to 2006 and returned to the show from April 2010 to December 2012.
He has written or co-written nine books, including the New York Times bestseller, "Why You Crying?" the autobiography of actor/comedian George Lopez; "Money Players: Days and Nights Inside the New NBA," and the New York Times bestseller "Raw Recruits."
He won a Women's Sports Foundation Journalism Award in 1993 and also has won 11 Emmy Awards.
He is currently the lead correspondent for "60 Minutes Sports" on Showtime, a CBS News correspondent based in New York, and a contributing correspondent to "60 Minutes."