The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the hosts of their upcoming live telecast of the 22nd Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards. Mick Mixon, Voice of the Carolina Panthers, and Pete Weber, Voice of the Nashville Predators, will co-host the awards ceremony on Saturday, January 26, 2008, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.
“We are delighted to have two outstanding broadcasters directing the action on the broadcast,” said Ellen Jones Pryor, president of the Chapter. “As sports analysts, representing the National Hockey League in Tennessee and the National Football League in North Carolina, they are experts in live television and are quick wits.”
Awards will be presented in 70 categories, including the new Advanced Media areas at the event. For a complete list of nominees, please go to http://nashville.emmyonline.org/#101MICK MIXON
Currently in his 27th year as a sports announcer, Mick is a former radio and TV “Voice of the Maine Guides” Triple-A Baseball Club. He spent 16 years as Color Analyst and Production Manager for the Tar Heel Sports Network. Mick was named play-by-play announcer for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers in April, 2005, and calls games for Fox Sports South.
Mick was named North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year in 1999 and 2004, and has taught at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He is the only non-official to be inducted into the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Officials Association.
Mick is married to Kristin Lyn Tucker, and plays drums in two working bands, “Franklin Street” and “Mick & The Ultras” He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in Broadcast Journalism/Radio, Television, Motion Pictures.PETE WEBER
During his years as a sportscaster, Pete Weber has demonstrated his versatility by calling action in the NHL, NFL, NBA, the Winter Olympics; and Triple A baseball, along with college hockey, football, and basketball.
Pete is currently the voice of the Nashville Predators. He also spent two seasons as radio play-by-play man for the Buffalo Sabres and three seasons as color commentator on the Los Angeles Kings' radio and TV teams. When he returned to Buffalo from the West Coast in 1982, he re-established his hockey ties, substituting on Rochester Americans broadcasts for six seasons. He traveled to Sarajevo, Yugoslavia to cover the 1984 U.S. Olympic team for the Mutual Broadcasting System, and has worked as host for the Buffalo Sabres' cablecasts.
Pete worked two seasons as color commentator on the Buffalo Bills radio network, served five seasons as host of Bills Pre- and Post-Game shows, anchored "Buffalo Bills Magazine" on cable, hosted the Bills radio shows for five seasons, and hosted Quarterback Frank Reich’s TV show on the Empire Sports Network.
Pete's baseball experience was highlighted by his thirteen seasons as Voice the Buffalo Bisons, Triple A baseball's most successful franchise. He broke into baseball with the Albuquerque Dukes in 1981, and spent three seasons in the Rochester Red Wings' broadcast booth as well.
In basketball, his record includes television play-by-play for the Seattle SuperSonics, plus time providing color commentary for the legendary Chick Hearn on the Lakers broadcasts when Pat Riley left to join the coaching ranks. Pete was Mutual Broadcasting's analyst for the 1980 NBA Championship Series between the Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers, and handled play-by-play for the CBA Albuquerque Silvers in 1983.
Pete had a voice role in the 1981 ABC-TV movie "Miracle on Ice," and in 1999, he was honored with induction into the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame.
Holder of a Master of Arts degree in Communications from Notre Dame, Pete and his wife Claudia reside in Antioch, TN.