Broadcaster Brent Musburger Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
New York, NY – May 9, 2017 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), announced the winners of the 38th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards at a special ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
“Tonight we salute the competence, skill and grandeur that is the sports broadcasting industry,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “In addition to celebrating the outstanding work by this evening’s nominees, we are pleased to honor Brent Musburger for his long and prolific career and present him with the Sports Lifetime Achievement Award.”
The awards were presented by a distinguished group of sports figures and television personalities including Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery (CBS); Bob Ley and Jeremy Schaap (ESPN); Kevin Burkhardt, Alex Rodriguez and Frank Thomas (FOX); Andrea Kramer (HBO); Harold Reynolds and Bill Ripken (MLB Network); NASCAR’s rising star, Daniel Suarez; David Feherty and Tara Lipinski (NBC); Dan Hellie, Willie McGinest and Michael Robinson (NFL Network); Brandon Marshall and Mauro Ranallo (Showtime); and Pedro Martinez, Jimmy Rollins and Gary Sheffield (Turner Sports).
Winners were announced in 41 categories including Outstanding Live Sports Special, Live Sports Series and Playoff Coverage, three Documentary categories, Outstanding New Media, Outstanding Play-by-Play Announcer and Studio Host, among others. The awards recognize outstanding achievement by individuals and programs broadcast throughout the 2016 calendar year.
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A detailed listing of all awards is below as compiled by the independent accountancy firm of Lutz and Carr, LLP. A list of winners for the 38th Annual Sports Emmy Awards is also available on the National Television Academy’s website at www.emmyonline.tv.
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About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional, non-profit 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 Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 15,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional 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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