NETWORK CLAIMS PAIR OF HONORS FOR WIZARDS COVERAGE, INCLUDING TOP LIVE SPORTING EVENT
BENINATI WINS 9TH EMMY FOR SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY; MATICH TAKES HOME 6TH INDIVIDUAL AWARD
Bethesda, Md. (June 29, 2015) – The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) recognized CSN Mid-Atlantic with five 2014 Emmy Awards at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards Gala on Saturday, June 27, in North Bethesda, Md. CSN, which earned nine nominations in six categories this year, has won 72 Emmy Awards on 123 nominations since 2001.
CSN’s five Emmy Awards were earned for live sporting event (Washington Wizards) and one-time sports special (The Real Beal), and in individual categories for sports play-by-play/analyst (Joe Beninati and Trevor Matich) and sports anchor (Keli Fulton).
CSN’s live coverage of the Washington Wizards won the network its 10th Emmy for live sporting event since 2001, its sixth in the last seven years in this category. CSN’s coverage of the Wizards also earned an award for one-time sports special, won for The Real Beal, a profile of Bradley Beal.
Joe Beninati, the network’s Washington Capitals play-by-play announcer, won his ninth Emmy for sports play-by-play/analyst. Beninati, who has now claimed the top honor in this category in five of the last six years, was previously honored in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.
CSN Redskins analyst Trevor Matich also earned an Emmy for sports play-by-play/analyst for his work on Redskins Kickoff and Redskins Postgame Live, his sixth individual honor since 2007. He was previously honored in this category in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Matich has also earned three Emmys as part of Redskins Kickoff.
Former CSN anchor/reporter Keli Fulton won the award for sports anchor. With Michael Jenkins’ 2012 and 2013 wins in this category, a CSN anchor has now earned the award for three consecutive years.
CSN Mid-Atlantic’s 2014 Emmy Awards:
- Live Sporting Event/Game: Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards (Rich Wolff, Chris Grain, Steve Buckhantz, Chris Miller, Phil Chenier)
- One-Time Sports Special: The Real Beal (Kyle Irion, Chris Miller, Mitch Tischler, Greg Abernathy, Melvin Royster)
- Sports Play-by-Play/Analyst: Joe Beninati (Composite)
- Sports Play-by-Play/Analyst: Trevor Matich (Composite)
- Sports Anchor: Keli Fulton
CSN Mid-Atlantic, part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, is the official sports network of the NFL’s Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, MLS’s D.C. United, Atlantic Coast Conference and Colonial Athletic Association. CSN Mid-Atlantic – the leading multiplatform sports media organization serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia – delivers more than 500 live events per year, along with Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and entertainment programming, to more than 4.7 million homes. Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic’s digital media portfolio, highlighted by CSNWashington.com and CSNBaltimore.com, is the region’s top online source for written, video and interactive sports content. Follow Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic on Twitter at @CSNMA.
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