Sam Crenshaw is a Sports reporter and Anchor for 11Alive News. 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 also hosts Matchpoint Atlanta, a weekly tennis program that airs nationally on Sportsouth and locally on 11Alive. In addition, Sam is the broadcast voice of the fledgeling Georgia State University Panthers football team.
Sam is a graduate of University of West Georgia. During his college years, Sam was an announcer at WSB-FM. He also is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and serves on the board of USTA Georgia. Sam and his wife Phyllis live in Duluth.
Follow Sam on twitter: @screnshaw