FOX Sports Detroit takes home five EMMYs
JUN 16, 2014 2:29p ET
FOX Sports Detroit was honored with five EMMYs on Saturday night by the Michigan Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The awards were presented at the organization's 36th annual ceremony at MotorCity Casino's Hotel's Sound Board Theatre in Detroit.
The FOX Sports Detroit winning entries included an EMMY for the live/unedited coverage of the Red Wings Alumni Game as part of Hockeytown Winter Festival at Comerica Park. FOX Sports Detroit has received 105 EMMY's overall since 2000, including 60 over the last six years.
"All of us at FOX Sports Detroit are extremely thankful for the recognition by the Academy for our work in 2013," said Greg Hammaren, senior vice president/general manager of FOX Sports Detroit. "Sports touch every emotion and every age group in this community, and we're proud to play a leading role in serving the greatest sports fans in America. I am immensely proud of all the creative and dedicated people who make FOX Sports Detroit such an exciting and thriving place to work."
Here are the EMMY-winning entries for FOX Sports Detroit, recognizing excellence in productions originating in 2013:
Sports - News Feature: Ramon Right (Justin White, Chad Schwartzenberger)
An EMMY-winning segment featuring Ramon Aguilar, who realized his dream of playing in a game for Thurston's football team after being born with a rare genetic disorder and having heart failure as a toddler which prevents him from playing contact sports.
Sporting Event/Game - Live/Unedited - Series: Pistons Basketball (Christopher Wasielewski, David Rhoades, Brady Clyma)
The network was honored for its coverage of Pistons Basketball.
Sporting Event/Game - Live/Unedited - Program/Special: Red Wings Alumni Game (Mark Iacofano, Brady Clyma, John Tuohey)
The network was honored for its five hours of coverage of the Red Wings Alumni Game at Comerica Park.
On-Camera Talent - Anchor - Sports: Shannon Hogan Anchoring Compilation (Shannon Hogan)
This EMMY is for a compilation of studio and site anchoring by Shannon Hogan.
Photographer - Program (Non-News): Chad Schwartzenberger Comp Reel: (Chad Schwartzenberger, Good Problem Productions)
This EMMY is for a compilation of photography by Chad Schwartzenberger.
The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the most recognized non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of excellence in television. The EMMY is a distinct honor awarded to TV professionals. Judges, representing EMMY selection committees in other parts of the country, scored the Michigan nominations based on content, creativity and execution of work. For a complete list of winning entries, visit www.natasmichigan.org.
FOX Sports Detroit is delivered to 3.2 million cable and satellite households throughout Michigan and portions of Northwest Ohio and Northern Indiana. The regional network is home to more than 350 live, local events per year, including the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons; college hockey; and Michigan High School Athletic Association football and basketball championships.