FS South, SportSouth receive 12 Emmy nominations

FOX Sports South and SportSouth received 12 Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Southeast Chapter.

The 2012 NATAS Southeast Regional Emmy Awards, which will be presented June 9 in Atlanta, recognize television excellence in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Asheville, N.C.

In 2011, FOX Sports South and SportSouth received 19 Emmy nominations and recorded eight wins.  Here are the nominees:

News and Program Specialty Excellence – Sports Program Feature / Segment

ACC All Access – John Wilkerson, Nicole Muracco, Hannah Cerrone, Keith Wetzler

News and Program Specialty Excellence – Sports Regularly Scheduled

The NEW College Football Show – Steven Toth, Scott Sharrer, Ford Heiner, Keith Wetzler

News and Program Specialty Excellence – Program Series

Under the Lights: Making of a Braves Broadcast – Keith Wetzler, Zach Whipple, Steve Becker

News and Program Specialty Excellence – Sports-One Time Special

At Home with Jason Heyward – Keith Wetzler, Marcus Kluttz, Steve Becker, Jason Heyward

News and Program Specialty Excellence – Sporting Event/Game-Live/Unedited

MLB – Astros at Braves – Hammond Reynolds, Rohan Backfisch, Jay Hoover, Garry Lehman

SEC Football – East Carolina vs. South Carolina – Hammond Reynolds, Craig Ritchie, Jay Hoover, Mike Miller

Programming Excellence – Interview / Discussion

In My Own Words: Fredi Gonzalez – Keith Wetzler, Zach Whipple, Steve Becker, Fredi Gonzalez

In My Own Words: Gene Chizik “Journey to a Championship” – Marcus Kluttz, Steve Becker, Ray Goodrich, Gene Chizik

Crafts Achievement Excellence – Interactivity

SEC Gridiron LIVE – Kristina Akra, Christina Atkins, Bill Cochran, Keith Wetzler

Crafts Achievement Excellence – Graphics/Animation

Jon Johnson

Crafts Achievement Excellence – On-Camera Talent – Sports Play-by-Play / Sports Analyst

James Bates
Tommy Bowden

“To receive 12 Emmy nominations across 10 categories is a tremendous honor and recognition of our goal to achieve excellence in a variety of areas, including live event production, original programming production, on-air presentation and graphic design,” said Jeff Genthner, senior vice president and general manager of FOX Sports South and SportSouth.  “We are grateful to the Southeast Chapter of NATAS for recognizing our efforts and applaud the other nominees on being recognized for excellence in television production and programming.”