Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the television home of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, garnered a personal best record 19 Emmy Award nominations from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the 2008-09 television season. The nominations were announced on October 1 with the awards ceremony to be held in Chicago on Saturday, November 7.
“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