Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Wins Six Regional Emmy Awards
The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) recognized Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic with six 2011 Emmy Awards at the 54th Annual Emmy Awards Gala on Saturday, June 16. The network’s six awards were won for its live event, news and original programming, as well as individual categories for sports play-by-play, sports analyst, and program host/moderator.
Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of Redskins preseason games, in conjunction with the Redskins Broadcast Network, won the award for live, unedited sporting event (Larry Michael and Bill Bell). The network has earned the top honor in this category seven times since 2001, including last year for its coverage of the Washington Capitals.
Comcast SportsNet’s My Life 365: Dominique Dawes earned the award for daily/weekly sports program. The long-running biographical My Life series, hosted by Ron Thompson, also won the award in this category in 2009 for its episode featuring Allen Iverson. Jill Sorenson’s Geico SportsNet Central feature on Bruce Boudreau’s recollection of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks won the prize for sports news story.
Joe Beninati claimed his third consecutive Emmy Award as the network’s play-by-play announcer for its coverage of the Washington Capitals. This year’s award is the seventh for Beninati in the sports play-by-play category. He also won the top honor in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010.
Trevor Matich was named the region’s top sports analyst for his contributions to Comcast SportsNet’s NFL coverage, including Redskins Kickoff and Redskins Postgame Live. Matich has now won five Emmy Awards in the past five years, including four as the region’s top sports analyst (2011, 2010, 2009, and 2007) and one for Redskins Kickoff.
Comcast SportsNet anchor and reporter Michael Jenkins was recognized with the award for program host/moderator for leading the network’s special live coverage of the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon. Jenkins has also earned Capital Region Emmys for sports reporter (2008) and sports anchor (2004).
Comcast SportsNet won the top award in each of the six categories it earned nominations in this year. Since 2001, the network has been honored with 94 nominations and 52 Emmy Awards.
Comcast SportsNet’s Six 2011 Emmy Awards:
· Sports/Play-by-Play – Joe Beninati
· Sports/Analyst – Trevor Matich
· Program Host/Moderator – Michael Jenkins, Marine Corps Marathon
· Sporting Event/Game, Live/Unedited – Redskins Preseason Game (Larry Michael, Bill Bell)
· Sports, Daily/Weekly Program – My Life 365: Dominique Dawes (Andre Jones, Ron Thompson, Melvin Royster, Brooks Meriwether)
· Sports, News Single Story/Series – Remembering 9/11: Bruce Boudreau (Jill Sorenson, David Letourneau, Brooks Meriwether, Trevor Nau, Mike DiVenere)