Comcast SportsNet Chicago Nominated For Record 19 Chicago/Midwest Emmys
Blackhawks Programming Nominated For Three Awards
“We are honored to receive these nominations from our peers in the industry and we feel they are a reflection of the great work performed by our entire staff,” said James J. Corno, President of Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Note the following Comcast SportsNet Chicago Emmy nominations for the 2008-09 television season:
1) Category #1: Outstanding Achievement within a Regularly Scheduled News Program – Spot Coverage & Breaking News
* SportsNite: Van Lier/Kerr Passing: Lissa Christman, Charlie Schumacher, Kevin Cross, Executive Producers; Bill Koplos, Willie Parker, Producers; Tim Folke, Assignment Manager; Joe Collins, Assignment Editor; Luke Stuckmeyer, Gail Fischer, Chuck Garfien, Reporters; Eric Peterson, Director; Jared Storck, Associate Producer; Todd Williams, Videographer.
2) Category #4-a: Outstanding Achievement within a Regularly Scheduled News Program – Soft News Single Feature
* “Lake the Posts”: Chuck Garfien, Reporter; Sarah Lauch, Eric Fogle, Todd Williams, Producers.
3) Category #8: Outstanding Achievement for Informational Programs – Conversation/Interview Single Program or Program Series
* Chicago Tribune Live: Lissa Christman, Executive Producer; David Kaplan, Host; Jeff Nelson, Ezra McCann, Mark Harper, Eric Fogle, Brett Fisher, Mike Cappozzo, Todd Williams, Producers.
4) Category #12-a: Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Programs – Special Event Program – Live
* Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards: Jim Corno, Jr., Executive Producer; Mike Leiderman, Producer; Steve Dahl, Host.
5) Category #14-a: Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs – Live Sports Event/Game/Series – Unedited
* Celtics vs. Bulls, Game 6: Jim Corno, Jr., Executive Producer; Todd Benjaminson, John Walsh, Tamra Anderson, Producers; Neil Funk, Stacey King, Sarah Kustok, Hosts.
6) Category #14-b: Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs – Single Sports Program/Special
* On the Road with Ryno: Sarah Lauch, John Barnes, Aaron Stoeckel, Brett Fisher, Producers; Luke Stuckmeyer, Host; Joe Riley, Executive Producer.
7, 8, 9 & 10) Category #14-c: Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs – Sports Program Series Covering Sports or Based on a Sports Theme
* Bears Post Game Live: Lissa Christman, Kevin Cross, Executive Producers; Doug Brown, Willie Parker, Eric Fogle, Jason Dolan, Mike Cappozzo, Producers; Pat Boyle, Jerry Azumah, Jim Miller, Dan Jiggetts, William Jackson, Hosts.
* Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live: Josh Mora, Pat Boyle, Chris Boden, Steve Konroyd, Hosts; John Schippman, Jason Dolan, Eric Fogle, Joe Collins, Tim Folke, Jeff Korbitz, Sarah Lauch, Producers.
* Beer Money: Steve Grein, Executive Producer of NeWave Video Productions, Inc. (NOTE: program aired on Comcast SportsNet Chicago)
* Monsters in the Morning: Ryan McGuffey, Matt Ellis, Producers; Mike North, Dan Jiggetts, Jen Patterson, Hosts.
11 & 12) Category #14-d: Outstanding Achievement for Sports Programs – Sports Segment/Feature
* Fred Merkle: Chuck Garfien, Reporter; Sarah Lauch, Todd Williams, Producers.
* Take Me Out to the Ballgame 100th Anniversary: Sarah Lauch, Willie Parker, Mike Cappozzo, Eric Fogle, Producers.
13 & 14) Category #16-b: Outstanding Achievement for Announcements/Campaigns – Non News Promotion – Single Announcement or Campaign
* Comcast SportsNet ‘Fan’s Best Friend’: Jaclene Tetzlaff, Michael Dahl, Jennifer Cox, Producers.
* Comcast SportsNet ‘One Network’: Sarah Lauch, Mike Cappozzo, Michael Dahl, Jennifer Cox, Steve Stroud, Producers.
15) Category #17: Outstanding Achievement for Announcements/Campaigns – Single Commercial Announcement or Campaign
* Chicago Blackhawks All-Star Ad Campaign: Patrick Dahl, Producer from Chicago Blackhawks (NOTE: spots aired on Comcast SportsNet Chicago)
16) Category #19-c-d: Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence On Camera: News – Sportscaster/Traffic Reporter
* Chuck Garfien: composite
17 & 18) Category #16-b: Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence On Camera: Programming – Play-by-Play
* Pat Foley, Eddie Olczyk: 2008-09 Chicago Blackhawks Season
* Len Kasper, Bob Brenly: 2008 Chicago Cubs Season
19) Category #24-a: Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence Off Camera: Technical Achievement (Broadcast)
* Jim Corno, Jr., Mark Harper: High Speed Shutter Cam