FOX Sports Detroit takes home eight Michigan EMMYs

FOX Sports Detroit takes home eight Michigan EMMYs

Published Jun. 20, 2016 10:49 a.m. ET

FOX Sports Detroit was honored with eight EMMYs on Saturday night by the Michigan Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The awards were presented at the organization's 38th annual ceremony at Motor City Casino's Hotel's Sound Board Theatre in Detroit.

The FOX Sports Detroit winning entries included an EMMY for overall Station Excellence. FOX Sports Detroit has received 121 EMMYs overall since 2000, including 76 over the last eight years.

"All of us at FOX Sports Detroit are extremely thankful for the recognition by the Academy for our work in 2015," 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 2015:


-- Station Excellence: FOX Sports Detroit (Greg Hammaren)
FOX Sports Detroit is honored for excellence in overall station operations, including serving its viewership through local programming efforts.

-- Sports -- Program Feature/Segment: NU74, AM16, DB34 (Chad Schwartzenberger, Mickey York)
This EMMY is for an emotional segment from MHSAA Football Friday Overtime that visits Chippewa Valley to remember the lives of three players -- Nick, Alex and Duncan.

-- Sports -- Daily or Weekly Program: Spartan Hockey All-Access: "A Place to Go" (Justin Garant, Michigan State University Athletic Communications)
This EMMY is for the in-depth feature on senior Travis Walsh.

-- Sports Program -- Program Series: Spartan Football All-Access "The Road" (Ryan McPhail, Michigan State University Athletic Communications)
This EMMY is for the feature on senior wide receiver Aaron Burbridge.

-- Sporting Event/Game -- Live/Unedited -- Program/Special -- MHSAA D2 Finals: Detroit MLK vs Lowell "An Angel in the Endzone" (Jason Dizik, Mark Iacofano, Brady Clyma)
The network was honored for its coverage of the MHSAA D2 Finals game between Detroit MLK and Lowell.

-- Sporting Event/Game -- Live/Unedited -- Series: Pistons Basketball (Christopher Wasielewski, David Rhoades, Jason Dizik, Brady Clyma)
The network was honored for its coverage of Pistons basketball.

-- Craft Speciality -- Makeup (Janelle Thomason (The Makeup Loft/DPTV)
This EMMY is for the makeup for the actors involved in the features Living for Two and Bobbleheads that were featured on

-- Director -- Live or Recorded Live (Mark Iacofano)
This EMMY is for a compilation of directing by Mark Iacofano.

The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (MI-NATAS) 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

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. We are the cable TV home of the Detroit Lions.