TOP TELEVISION SPORTS FIGURES TO BE PRESENTERS AT THE 28th ANNUAL SPORTS Emmy® AWARDS, APRIL 30
Don Ohlmeyer To Be Honored At New York City Ceremony With Lifetime Achievement Award
New York, NY – April 18, 2007 – Prominent television sportscasters and accomplished athletes will be among the presenters at the 28th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards to be held April 30 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
The presenters will include veteran sportscaster Bob Costas (host of NBC’s Olympics coverage and HBO’s “CostasNow”); former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Cris Collinsworth (sports analyst for NFL coverage on NBC and the NFL Network and for HBO’s “Inside the NFL”); veteran sports broadcaster and HBO boxing commentator Jim Lampley; sports commentator Mary Carillo (HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel”); champion heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko, (HBO); sports announcer Joe Buck (FOX Sports NFL and MLB); lead game analyst Tim McCarver (MLB on FOX); champion NASCAR driver and lead analyst for NASCAR on FOX Darrell Waltrip; champion crew chief and FOX race analyst Jeff Hammond; sports broadcaster James Brown (host of CBS “The NFL Today”); play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg (CBS); studio host Ernie Johnson, (TNT’s “Inside the NBA”); play-by-play announcer Chip Carey, (TNT); play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico, (ESPN’s “Monday Night Football”); ESPN sideline reporter Michele Tafoya “Monday Night Football,” and former New York Knicks guard and ESPN’s NBA analyst Mark Jackson.
One of the highlights of the evening will be the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Don Ohlmeyer, legendary television producer/director/executive and winner of 16 Emmy® Awards, by Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics and Executive Producer, “NBC Sunday Night Football.” Ohlmeyer has enjoyed one of the most varied careers in the history of television. He has served as Executive Producer, Producer, Director and Writer for entertainment and sports programming since 1967, and served as President, NBC West Coast, overseeing the activities of all the company’s entertainment-related businesses, including NBC Entertainment, NBC Studios and NBC Enterprises, 1993-2000.
American Airlines and Thomson Grass Valley are official sponsors of the 28th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards. Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal is the exclusive magazine partner.
Winners in 30 categories including outstanding live sports special, sports documentary, studio show, play-by-play personality, and studio analyst will be honored. This year, three Emmy® Awards for outstanding sports content – event coverage, long-form and general interest – delivered via broadband, including the Internet, cell phones, personal media players and other devices will also presented.
The Sports Emmy® Award recipients are chosen by a Blue Ribbon Panel of their peers from over 700 entries in 30 categories. The awards recognize outstanding achievement by individuals and programs broadcast throughout the 2006 calendar year.
The National Television Academy is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Awardfor News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts and Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, and Business & Financial Reporting. Beginning in 2006, The National Television Academy began recognizing programming produced for the Internet, cellphones, and portable media players with its new Broadband Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Content for Broadband and Portable Delivery. Excellence in Primetime programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Regional Emmy®s are given in 20 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, the National Television Academy has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.Emmyonline.tv.
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