FOX Sports South and SportSouth received six EMMY Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Southeast Chapter on Saturday night. The awards recognize television excellence in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Asheville, North Carolina.
"To be recognized by our industry peers, who are equally dedicated and committed to excellence in programming and production is truly a great honor for FOX Sports," said Jeff Genthner, senior vice president and general manager of FOX Sports South and SportSouth. "We are a team of very talented and creative employees dedicated to innovative thinking and production excellence. Everyone at FOX Sports South and SportSouth played a significant role in winning these prestigious EMMY Awards."
Please see below for a complete list of FOX Sports South and SportSouth EMMY Winners.
Television News and Program Specialty Excellence – Daily or Weekly Program
• SEC Gridiron LIVE – Steven Toth, Christina Atkins, Kyle Payne, Nicole Murraco
Television News and Program Specialty Excellence – Program Series
• DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story – Kevin Allison, Keith Wetzler, Zach Whipple, Chipper Jones
Television News and Program Specialty Excellence – Sports-Interview/Discussion
• The Panel – EJ Manuel – Jeff Genthner, Keith Wetzler, Zach Whipple, Kyle Payne
Television News and Program Specialty Excellence – Sporting Event/Game-Live/Unedited
• MLB – Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs – Randy Stephens, Rohan Backfisch, Joe Vencius, Mike Miller
Television Crafts Achievement Excellence — Editor — Short Form
• Atlanta Braves Opening Day – Brian Woodrum
Television Crafts Achievement Excellence – On-Camera Talent – Performer/Narrator/Program Host/Moderator
• Tim Couch
Last year, FOX Sports South and SportSouth also took home six EMMY Awards after earning 13 nominations in 10 categories.
The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast – FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports Carolinas and SportSouth – collectively reach more than 13 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Hounds, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA, Southeastern Conference, and Big 12 Conference. Combined, the four networks produce more than 800 live local events and televise more than 1400 live local events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsTennessee.com, and FOXSportsCarolinas.com.