FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Sun win six Suncoast Emmys

December 5, 2017

FOX Sports Florida and FOX Sports Sun were awarded six Emmys at the 41st Annual Suncoast Emmy Awards on Saturday night in Orlando. The awards recognize broadcast excellence in television markets in the entire State of Florida; Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and New Orleans, La.; Mobile, Ala.; Thomasville, Ga. and Puerto Rico, as presented by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science.

From live coverage to shoulder programming, this year’s Emmy Award winners were honored for their collective hard work, creativity and overall dedication to carefully crafting the stories we tell on a daily basis through our networks and team partners.
Since 2004, our networks have won a total of 79 Emmy Awards.

FOX Sports Florida / FOX Sports Sun 2017 Suncoast Emmy Winners:

Sports – Daily or Weekly Program

Inside The Marlins: One Heartbeat
Matthew R. Shedenhelm, Mike Plante, Charlie Luken
Fox Sports Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Sports – One-Time Special

Kids Day Pregame Show
Edward Ballard, Jason Jackson, Eric Reid, Tony Fiorentino
The Miami HEAT/Fox Sports Sun, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Miami Marlins Baseball:
First Game Following the Passing of Jose Fernandez
James Shapiro, John Sulser, Christian Roberts, Rich Waltz
Al Leiter, Craig Minervini, Brett Opdyke
Fox Sports Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Tampa Bay Rays Baseball: Demo Day
Kevin Patterson, Doug Yalacki, Dewayne Staats
Brian Anderson, Orestes Destrade, Doug Waechter
Erik Barnhart, Brett Opdyke
Fox Sports Sun, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Sport Event/Game – Live/Unedited – Series

Miami Marlins Baseball:
Coverage of the week Following the Jose Fernandez Tragedy
James Shapiro, John Sulser, Christian Roberts, Rich Waltz, Al Leiter
Craig Minervini, Jessica Blaylock, Tim McDermott, Brett Opdyke
Fox Sports Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Writer – Program (Non-News)

TV Dreams In A World of Sports – Kids Day Open
Branden Wellington
The Miami HEAT/Fox Sports Sun, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL


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