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NATAS Announces The 37th Annual Sports EMMY® Awards Winners


Iconic Broadcaster Verne Lundquist Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 37th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards at a special ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. “This has been another amazing year for Sports television,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “The diverse, inclusive, and innovative programming of Sports television continues to raise the bar of what is possible in allowing the fans to view the game in new and exciting ways.  In addition to the outstanding work by this evening’s nominees, we are also honored to salute the iconic broadcaster, Verne Lundquist, for his unique and insightful perspective on golf, basketeball, football, swimming, track & field and almost every sport known to man!”  The awards were presented by a distinguished group of sports figures and television personalities including Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson (CBS Sports), Scott Van Pelt (ESPN), Kevin Burkhardt and Katie Nolan (FOX Sports), Greg Louganis (HBO Sports), Al Leiter and Harold Reynolds (MLB Network), Michelle Tafoya (NBC Sports), Ernie Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal (Turner Broadcasting), Pablo Ramirez (Univsion) and many more.

Nominations were announced in 40 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 Sports Emmy® Award recipients were chosen by a Blue Ribbon Panel of industry peers. The awards recognize outstanding achievement by individuals and programs broadcast throughout the 2015 calendar year. Yangaroo, Inc. is the official provider of the Digital Media Distribution System Awards Management Solution (“DMDS”) for the submission, judging and voting of all categories for the 37th Annual Sports Emmy Awards.

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 37th Annual Sports Emmy Awards is also available on the National Television Academy’s website at


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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

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