The City of Bellflower is pleased to announce that Roy Firestone will serve as the Keynote speaker for the 23rd annual BRAVO Awards. Firestone is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning and seven-time cable ACE Award-winning host, interviewer, narrator, writer, and producer. As the ground-breaking, original host of ESPN’s legendary Up Close, Up Close Classic and Up Close Primetime, Firestone has interviewed more than 5,000 athletes, musicians, actors and political figures, as well as scores of writers and filmmakers. In addition, Los Angeles’ top rated morning show, “Good Day LA” features his regular contributions.
Sports Illustrated calls Firestone "The best interviewer in the business." Not limited to television, Firestone is also prolific on the printed page — as the author of two best-selling books, Up Close with Roy Firestone, and most recently, Don’t Make Me Cry, Roy.
The BRAVO Awards is one of the City’s most prestigious honors and stands for Bellflower Recognizes Acts of Valor and Outstanding Service. Sheriff deputies, firefighters, and local residents whom have acted in support of public safety or provided service above-and-beyond the call of duty, are presented an award and recognized for their efforts. The 23rd annual BRAVO Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at the Bristol Civic Auditorium in Bellflower.