2022 Sports Emmys
Thursday, May 26, 20222022 Sports Emmys: NBC Sports' Mike Tirico Shares the Credit for His Outstanding Studio Host WinFrom the Olympic Games, to the NFL, Horse Racing's Triple Crown, the Indy 500, and more, Mike Tirico has become the face and voice of NBC Sports. At the 2022 Sports Emmys, he shared the praise with his entire Peacock family after winning the trophy for Outstanding Personality/Studio Host. Tirico reflected on the team's work at two Olympic Games in a single year and how the behind the scenes team made it all possible.Thursday, May 26, 20222022 Sports Emmys: Embassy Row's Michael Davies Praises the On-Air Faces on Good Morning Football'Good Morning Football' has carved itself a place in the hearts of football fans - and NFL locker rooms - across the country. Now, the fun and innovative NFL Network morning show is a Sports Emmy award winner. The program took home the trophy for Outstanding Studio Show - Daily. At the 2022 Sports Emmys ceremony, legendary sports television producer and founder of Embassy Row Michael Davies explains how the show's hosts make the show so appealing and why focusing on the fun of football has made for a successful program. Those credited on the project included: Executive Producers Tim Brown, Michael Davies, Craig Germain, Tammy Johnston, David Jurenka, Shara Kabakow, Mike Muriano, Mark Quenzel, Brian Rolapp, Hans Schroeder, Charlie Yook Coordinating Producers Bill Hentschel, Alexandra Matcham Producers Kwabena Agyemang, Victoria Edwards, Mark Grillo, Matthew Hamilton, Dan Omahen, Taylor Pawloski, Chris Schwarz, Jeff Wheatley, David Ziplow Director Anthony Jones Associate Producers Samantha Cardona, Rich Goldberg, Kathryn Mallon, Nick Pfaff, Erin Rogers Associate Directors Ken Henderson, Alexis McCannThursday, May 26, 20222022 Sports Emmys: MLB's Alexander Reyna, Michael Furno on XR and Digital Innovation at HR DerbyAt the 2021 MLB All-Star Game, Major League Baseball teamed up with T-Mobile to launch MLB AR, a new augmented reality app for fans to engage with during the Home Run Derby. The innovative, interactive experience was a hit and now it's a Sports Emmy Award winner. MLB AR | VR Apps took home the statuette for Outstanding Digital Innovation. At the Sports Emmys ceremony in New York, Alexander Reyna, VP, Design and Innovation, Games, VR, AR, Synthetic Media, and Immersive Content at Major League Baseball and Michael Furno, Senior Director, Production and Development for Major League Baseball share the creative choices made in this project and their work is aimed at revolutionizing sports experiences. Those credited on the project included: Executive Producers Marc Caiafa, Jamie Leece, Chris Mallory, Robert McGlarry, Bill Morningstar Senior Coordinating Producer Douglas Jaclin Coordinating Producer Daniel Coldwell Senior Producer Steven Heimbold Producers Ron Anderson, Paul Calhoun, Zaac Christopher, Dan Clark, Stephen Cox, Edward Di Geronimo, Kamil Durzynski, Geoffrey Erickson, Marc Florestant, Andrew Gomez, Ian Harmand, Brett Kaplan, Vanessa Le, Te Liu, Chris Makris, Matt McEnerney, Matthew Oelbaum, Micah Rollins, AJ Sinker, Dan Trass, Glenn White, Keith Wilson Senior Directors Daniel Blanchard, Michael Furno, Jason Hedgcock Directors Stephanie Perone, Jeremy Pope, Robert Quist, Alexander Reyna, Jason Schreiber Senior Associate Producers Kayla Bliesener, Andrew Dotter, Kenneth C. Prue, Tim Whitney Associate Producers Joseph Crawford, Darien Dawes, Alex Fast, Brandon Gil, Aby Michael, Moses Nunez Associate Director Nick NolanWednesday, May 25, 20222022 Sports Emmys: ESPN's Lee Fitting on the Impact of 'Monday Night Football with Peyton & Eli'During the 2021 NFL season, ESPN took the concept of the alternate game viewing experience when the "Manningcast" took sports media by storm. Now, Monday Night Football with Peyton & Eli has been celebrated for its impact by swooping in and grabbing the 2022 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Live Series. At the ceremony, ESPN's ESPN's SVP, Production Lee Fitting reflected on taking risks with the project, the media prowess of the Manning Brothers, and how this style of broadcast is changing live sports. Those credited on the project included: Executive Producers Stephanie Druley, Lee Fitting, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning Senior Coordinating Producers Steve Ackels, Ed Placey Senior Producer Bryan Ryder Producers Jen Aiello, Matthew Bernabeo, Ashley Braband, Dave Chamberlin Field Producer Dominick Vargas Senior Coordinating Director Lorenzo Lamadrid Senior Director Tom Lucas Directors Brian Girardin, Lucas Nickerson, Alex Tyner Senior Associate Producers Elle Hebel, Steven Kim, Amanda Paschal, Bryan Rourke Associate Producers Jeremy Drummond, Tim Langlois, Brian Meek, Emily Osman, Lou Russo, Brett Thompson, Sterling Xie Operations Producers Shea Byram, Diane MacLeod, Elle Ramaglia, William Weeks Associate Director Kaley Lamarca Editors Brian Creason, Alisha Fonseca, Marcus Fremont, Anthony Monteleone, Carlos Rivera, Sean Rosales, Ben Whitmire Stage Manager Mike BlackWednesday, May 25, 20222022 Sports Emmys: NBC's David Barton, Mark Levy on the Tokyo Olympics' Gorgeous Graphics PackageFans from around the globe may not have been able to travel for the Tokyo Olympics but NBC Sports delivered a feast for the eyes for friends, family, and fans back home in the United States. The network's work on the Games of the XXXII Olympiad was celebrated at the 2022 Sports Emmys where it was awarded a trophy for Outstanding Graphic Design - Event/Show. Immediately after accepting their award, NBC Sports Senior Art Director David Barton and SVP, Original Productions and Creative Mark Levy broke down the wildly in depth and visually-stunning graphics package that aimed embody the spirit of the city of Tokyo. Senior Graphic Designers David Barton, Wade Echer, Mark Levy, David Melfi, John Schleef Graphic Designers Bianca Beck, Stephen Belmont, Jonathan Berry, Joseph Bertino, Dena Blumenthal, Ian Bonilla, Eric Brown, Earl Camburn, Jon Christensen, Selena Cohen, Bo Cordle, Terry Daily, Kenneth Dayhoff, J. Marty Dormany, Jennifer Eisner, Cara Fitzsimmons, Christie Grams, Chris Hein, Shawn Hendrickson, Borys Jarymovych, Michael Kerner, Catherine Krebs, Jacob Laplante, Jennifer Lorentz, James Magbanua, Kevin Price, Victor Ruano, Paul Simundich, Anna Adele Smith, Mark Stroming, Alexander Suarez, Frank Titoni, Stefanie Toigo, Jessica Torrico, Dino Tskhadaia, Daniel Velez, Masahiro Wakabayashi, Nanzi Wang, Kristy Weir, Emma Wiatrzyk, Craig Wilkie, Chung Wu, Anna ZavorinaWednesday, May 25, 20222022 Sports Emmys: CBS Producer Jim Rikhoff on Rising to the Occasion of Bills-Chiefs Playoff GameIn the immediate aftermath of the Kansas City Chiefs thrilling overtime victory over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs in January, many were calling it one of the greatest games in the history of professional football. At the 2022 Sports Emmys, it was validated that the television production was more than up to the task of carrying it, as CBS Sports won the Emmy for Outstanding Playoff Coverage. Lead game producer of The NFL on CBS Jim Rikhoff stopped immediately after accepting the award on Tuesday night to reflect with SVG on the unforgettable production and how the CBS Sports team relied on its talented team of on-air talent and behind-the-scenes crew to deliver on on a sporting event for the ages. Those credited on the project included: Executive Producers David Berson, Harold Bryant, Sean McManus Senior Coordinating Producer Stephen Karasik Coordinating Producer James C. Rikhoff Producers Ryan Galvin, Bryan Kosowski Coordinating Director Michael Arnold Associate Producers Thomas Boorstein, Tom Brewer, Adam Cohen, Ethan Cooperson, John Fisher, Oise Ohiwerei, James Peretzman, Amy Salmanson, Tom Spencer, Brooke Weiss Associate Directors Ray Bonassi, Adrienne Ford, Brad Garfield, G. Justin Haley, Blair Helwig, Rob Hughes, Susan Jacobs, Kile Keever, Cindy Mattson, Melissa Melendez, Amanda Rodriguez, Peter Snyder, Eric Spitzer, Chinyere Vann, Kayode VannWednesday, May 25, 20222022 Sports Emmys: Fox Sports Audio Engineer Joe Carpenter Reflects on a Magical Year of MLB on FOXSince Major League Baseball first debuted on FOX Sports back in 1996, the network's audio team has established itself as a benchmark of sound in the live sports production space. At the 2022 Sports Emmys, MLB on FOX returned to the summit of sound when it took home the trophy for Outstanding Audio/Sound - Live Event. SVG caught up with Fox Sports' senior sound engineer Joe Carpenter to break down a unique and successful year of MLB on FOX that included the return of live fans to the ballpark, the MLB at Field of Dreams game, and another memorable Postseason. Senior Audio Engineers Mark Antcliffe, Jason Blood, Joe Carpenter, Matt Huff, Michael Mason, Loren Sherman Audio Engineers Alex Alleva, Jeff Barwise, Paul Bouzar, Jonathan Campos, Andre Carabajal, Peter Clark, Bobby Diaz, Peter Erskine, Fred Ferris, Joel Groeblinghoff, Richard Headen, David Heffelfinger, Jason Knapp, Brian Lally, Tim Lewis, Anthony Lomastro, Marc Majerus, John Mureddu, Ryan O'Gorman, Greg Pavis, Frank Rafka, Brian Ready, Mike Rew, Michael Rew, Atiba Riley, Matt Rossetti, Andy Rostron, Zachary Vick, Steven WagonerWednesday, May 25, 20222022 Sports Emmys: ESPN's John LaChance Commends Crew of the CFP National ChampionshipThe College Football Playoff National Championship kicks off the annual sports calendar in January, and while that position presents a golden opportunity, it also adds a bit of pressure on the production and technical crews at ESPN. The 2022 edition between the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the University of Georgia Bulldogs turned the tides of the college football landscape, and despite the challenges, obstacles, and the eyes of millions of viewers watching at home, the four-letter network broadcasted the spectacle with style and precision. At the 2022 Sports Emmys, ESPN's Director, Remote Production Operations John LaChance highlights how the crew elevates and improves the production every year and gives credit to his colleagues that helped make this game a huge success. Other notable names that worked on this production include: Technical Supervisors Stephen Ackels, Rex Arends, Ryan Bastek, Jim Birch, Chris Calcinari, Kevin Cleary, Jack Coffey, Liza Cole, Jesse Kupec, John La Chance, Joe Lyons, Leigh Michaud, Thomas Mitchell, Derek Mobley, Richard Mullen, Neang Ne, Cindy Pennington, Ed Placey, Richard Rappi, Brian Ristine, Henry Rousseau, Bob Simon, Chris Swihart, Daryl Timothy, Kevin Wendling, Ryan Zainc Technical Directors Ross Flagg, Bob Yodice, John Zipay Electronic Camera Persons Steve Angel, Chris Bancroft, Rick Beattie, Bill Brennan, Graham Carpenter, Rene Champagne, Tim Coakley, John Delgiorno, Mike Denton, Alex Dicicco, Shawn Eyre, Larry Faircloth, Kevin Flagg, Corny Harris, Kirby Hilderbrand, Ryan Humble, Tyler Ibarra, Al Ishu, Dallas Kieffer, Andre Koroskenyi, Robert Krumme, Gwendoline Lauzel-Thorne, Erik Leidal, Dana Levin, Willie Lockhart, Clay Loveless, Steve Lowe, John Lubash, Trevor MacHalick, Shane Marshall, Sean O'Halloran, Nick Paredes, Dustin Paulos, Steve Ritchie, Kevin Rogers, Joe Schmidt, Erik Sears, John Senese, Mike Shea, Dana Sherman, Tim Stevens, Tom Stone, Sam Tamez, Tim Tew, Duke Thorne, Brian Thorne, Ted Van Allen, Ulrich Vilbois, Mike Williams, Craig Ziogas Graphics Operators Drew Breese, Craig Dutra, Thomas Grow Senior Audio Engineers Devin Barnhart, Dan Bernstein, Greg Fowler, Thom Mangan, Steve Yoder Audio Engineers Tim Bischof, Aaron Lang, Alex Meszaros, Shawn Peacock, Kale Sallee, Eric Williams, Abby Worsfold Audio Assistants Jon Beil, Mike Brown, Joel Cook, Carlos Garcia, Chase Hayes, Michael Hogg, Jerry Hooper, Keith Marrero, Sumner Thompson Digital Replay Operators Sam Abramson, Mike Allen, Shan Amin, Logan Boren, Mike Campana, Ryan Conrey, Matt Croley, Jim Dove, George Dunmore, Nathaniel Flynn-Ryan, Stan Francois, Ryan Gemmel, Jason Kalish, Brian Lowe, David Paulson, Mike Pelkey, Anatoly Skuratovskiy, Steve Smyrl Senior Maintenance Engineers Christopher Barrett, Ethan Bernstein, Kevin Biggins, Shaun Bledsoe, Julius Bolton, Ray Cantwell, Ceon Forte, Brad Griswold, Ray Laird, Adam Landers, Allison Lott, Mike Martin, Shawn McStay, Adam Medeiros, Kyle Monroe, Ld Morrison, Joshua Muehlberger, Brian Nupnau, Scott O'Shea, Paul Saffell, Robert Smith, Sean Stanley, Samuel Stephens, Josh Thompson, Daniel Tighe, Eric Van Gorp, Joe Ward Video Engineers Jd Alquist, Justin Avery, Daniel Babich, Quintavious Benton, Julius Bolton, Al Bonilla, Jeff Brown, Matt Butler, Darion Chappell, Gary Demarco, Jim Dilley, Mark Dreckmann, Juan Enriquez, Cameron Epperson, Steve Griswold, Chris Halloran, Shawn Harman, Terrence Henderson, Willie Howell, John Janke, Rick Jones, Max Kaura, Jason Kay, Mario Martinez, Patrick McConnaughey, Mark McGee, Don Mills, Anthony Mount, Robert Ormaas, Todd Parsons, Michael Price, Rocky Romero, Jeremy Rosenstein, Thomas Ruth, Calvin Savage, Scott Secrest, Peter Sichko, Katy Symanovich, Mike Todd, Jason Tuska, Mike Wagstaff, Joshua Wiggins, Steve Zelem Broadcast Media Managers Lindsay Bohlen, Brian Burney, Kevin Gauthier, Kylene Hamulak, Hector Hernandez, Tatianna Montalvo, Oscar Serrano, Ryan Wentworth, Adam Whitlock Broadcast Network Engineers Norman Barajas, Stadar Heng, John Iovino, Zachary Moline, Vance Piccin, Brian Reguly, DJ Rockwell, Anthony Valenti, Alex WardWednesday, May 25, 20222022 Sports Emmys: Fox Sports' Pete Macheksa Recounts the Cinematic Magic of MLB at Field of DreamsMLB at Field of Dreams was applauded as one of the most breathtaking and emotion-provoking broadcasts of the past year. Tapping the iconic landscape seen in Field of Dreams and the vision of Director Matt Gangl, the inaugural presentation of this regular-season showdown mixed engaging storytelling and technological innovation like drones, 1080p HDR workflows with 4K up-conversion, aerial camera systems, and more. SVG caught up with Producer Pete Macheska to describe how this win feels different than in years past, how the production and technical teams responded to a multitude of challenges, and how everything came together to create an unforgettable night. Other notable names that worked on this project include: Executive Producers Eric Shanks, Mark Silverman, Brad Zager Senior Coordinating Producers Judy H. Boyd, Kent Camera Coordinating Producer Bardia Shah-Rais Senior Producer P.T.Navarro Producers Jon Kaplan, Stephen Monte, Scott Riddell, Aaron Stojkov Feature Producers Erin Hoskins, Etienne Materre, Amada Materre, Dave Strumpf, Rick Thomas Coordinating Directors Geordie Wimmer Senior Director David Faller Senior Associate Producers Bryan Collucci, Matt Larussa, Cameron Mertens Associate Producers Wayne Fidelman, Jake Fuller, Noah Hammond, Brandon Henson, Steve Horn, Eron Iki, Craig Jacobson, Mike Jenkin, Dave Korus, Scott Laubacher, Frankie Luongo, Mark Mason, Anthony Masterson, Ty Mikan, Tyler Mustin, Bill Pinkel, Daisy Reynoso, Ryan Sheehy, Arianna Takis, Wendy Villarreal, Sam Vovsi, Mary-Hollis Williams, Jeff Willson Operations Producers Matt Byers, Brad Cheney, Rod Conti, Francisco Contreras, Michael Davies, Jeffrey Hershey, Scott Lembke, Thomas Lynch, Emily McLanahan, Jennifer Nielsen, JuanCarlos Ortiz, Marc Proval, Troy Steinly, Kevin Walter Senior Associate Director Larry Lancaster Associate Directors Bryan Biederman, Mark Maxham, Andrea Pearce, Ashley Sandoval Editors Brian Alexander, Adam Greenberg, Blake Jackson, Ryan Little, Matt Tan World Feed Producers Bernadette McDonald, Brian O'Gara Stage Manager Dom TringaliWednesday, May 25, 20222022 Sports Emmys: CBS Sports' Jason Cohen on How RomoVision Changes the Way Fans Watch NFL GamesThe George Wensel Technical Achievement Award has a long lineage of innovative creations, and at the 43rd Annual Sports Emmys, CBS Sports added their name to the list for their deployment of RomoVision. Working in conjunction with Genius Sports' Second Spectrum and the NFL’s Next Gen Stats system, these augmented-reality–driven replay segments show 11 X’s and 11 O’s on a virtual field on the left side of the screen as lead analyst Tony Romo breaks down pivotal plays of the game. At first, this AR implementation was used well after initial replays were shown, but as the team became more comfortable with the workflow, turnaround times began to shrink and RomoVision became the first replay on the broadcast. CBS Sports VP, Remote Technical Operations Jason Cohen breaks down how the team came together to provide these replays immediately after the play and what it means for the network to win this prestigious award. Other notable names that worked on this project include Alvin Anol, Komal Bhukhanwala, Jason Cohen, Michael Francis, Elizabeth Graham, Rajiv Maheswaran, Joshua Mendoza, Ross Molloy, Drew Simon, and Craig Stevens.