2023 Sports Emmys: Fox Sports’ Pete Macheska on Bottling the Playoff Excitement of the 2022 National League Championship Series

The network won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Playoff Coverage

The 2022 National League Championship Series had everything that you’d possibly want in a playoff matchup: the young San Diego Padres, looking to appear in their first World Series in nearly two and a half decades, going up against the Philadelphia Phillies, who were trying to turn a final Wild Card spot into a shot at winning the Fall Classic. After a go-ahead, two-run homer by NLCS MVP Bryce Harper in the eighth inning of Game 5, this series became one for the history books and helped Fox Sports bring home the 2023 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Playoff Coverage.

At the ceremony, Producer Pete Macheska highlights the meaning of this win and his colleagues at the front bench that made this a special production.

Those credited on the project included:

Executive Producers
Eric Shanks, Mark Silverman, Brad Zager

Senior Coordinating Producers
Judy H. Boyd, Kent Camera

Coordinating Producers
Pete Macheska, Bardia Shah-Rais

Senior Producers
PT Navarro, Aaron Stojkov

Jon Kaplan, Stephen Monte, Scott Riddell

Feature Producers
Erin Hoskins, Etienne Materre, Amada Materre, Rick Thomas

Field Producers
Brian Alexander, Brandon Savory

Highlight Producer
Travis Almeida

Coordinating Directors
Matt Gangl, Geordie Wimmer

Senior Director
David Faller

Sirushi Witte

Senior Associate Producers
Scott Diener, Matt Larussa, Emilie Mateu, Cameron Mertens, Tyler Mustin, David Salerno, Tamer Tartir

Associate Producers
Mary-Hollis Beighley, Wayne Fidelman, Jake Fuller, Phil Guidry, Zack Handy, Brandon Henson, Eron Iki, Craig Jacobson, Mike Jenkin, Matt Kallinger, Natalia King, Scott Laubacher, Mark Mason, Anthony Masterson, Ty Mikan, Tyler Orrentia, Milton Palomo, Vincent Paollella, Daisy Reynoso, Ryan Sheehy, Arianna Takis, Wendy Villarreal, Sam Vovsi, Jeff Willson

Operations Producers
Corey Bodnar, Matt Byers, Logan Kessigner, Jennifer Nielsen, Juan-Carlos Ortiz, Jason Toth, David Tripler

Senior Associate Director
Larry Lancaster

Associate Directors
Bryan Colucci, Mark Maxham, Matt Saldana, Ashley Sandoval

Adam Greenberg, Blake Jackson, Ryan Little, Matt Tan

Stage Manager
Dominic Tringali

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