Nashville, Tenn. (February 29, 2016) – FOX Sports Tennessee’s broadcast of Game Five of the 2015 Western Conference Quarterfinal series between the Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks was awarded an Emmy by the Nashville Midsouth chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences on Saturday night. The win, which came in the Live Sports Event/Game category, marked the third time a Nashville Predators broadcast has received the accolade.
“I am very proud of our talented staff and the high-quality work they consistently put out,” Nashville Predators Senior Director of Broadcasting and Entertainment Bob Kohl said. “To be recognized by our peers is a validation of the exemplary work they produce behind-the-scenes and in front of the camera.”
Randy Stephens (FOX Sports South Executive Producer), Rohan Backfisch (FOX Sports South Coordinating Producer), Bob Kohl (Sr. Director of Broadcasting and Entertainment), David White (Producer), John Tackett (Director), Brett Newkirk (Associate Producer), Pete Weber (Play-by-play), Stu Grimson (Color Analyst), Mark Howard (Studio Host), Terry Crisp (Studio Analyst), Lyndsay Rowley (Rinkside Reporter), and David Raynak (Replay) all make up the Nashville Predators broadcast team on FOX Sports Tennessee.
Founded in 1957, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) 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. The Nashville/Midsouth Region, founded in 1984, encompasses the States of North Carolina (except Asheville) and Tennessee, and the television market of Huntsville, Alabama. In addition to granting the Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards, the chapter awards scholarships, honors quarter-century industry veterans with the Silver Circle, conducts Regional Student Television Awards of Excellence for high schools, has a free, nationwide Job Bank, provides member discounts, and participates in judging Emmy entries at the regional and national levels.