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Marquee Sports Network earns 12 regional Emmy nominations

1 year agoStaff Report

Network nominated for studio programming and game broadcasts, plus on-air talent recognition for Jon Sciambi and Cole Wright

For immediate release / October 12, 2022

CHICAGO – Marquee Sports Network has received 12 nominations for the 2021-22 Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy® Awards, including nominations spotlighting Marquee’s studio production, game broadcasts, documentaries, on-air talent and more. Award recipients will be announced in early December.

Marquee Sports Network has now received 24 total Chicago/Midwest regional Emmy nominations since launching in February of 2020.

“We are proud to receive these nominations recognizing all of the hard work from our staff, including studio and game production, on-air talent, engineering and marketing,” said Marquee Sports Network General Manager, Mike McCarthy. “While there are many individuals cited in these Emmy nominations, and deservedly so, they are all a result of supreme team efforts across our organization. Mike Santini leading production with Nick Steger and Maleek Ndile, Deb Schneider leading engineering, Alli Bertucci on programming, Robin Mulvaney on finance, among many others, are all well-deserving of this recognition. Congratulations as well to the Cubs Productions team led by Matt Romito on their well-deserved nominations and we look forward to continuing to showcase their work on Marquee.”

Marquee’s studio production earned five nominations, led by the nomination of Marquee’s pregame studio show, Cubs Live!, in the category of outstanding achievement for a live sports single program/series. Marquee also received a nomination for a one-time sports special for its live 2021 Cubs Live! Trade Deadline coverage.

Additionally, studio host Cole Wright earned a nomination for outstanding crafts achievement for a sports anchor, Lance Brozdowski received a nomination for outstanding crafts achievement for a sports editor, recognizing his work with Cubs Live! breakdowns, and Joe Grochocki and Brandon Fishman were both nominated in a composite for their work with motion graphics and art direction.

Marquee’s game broadcasts earned two nominations, including outstanding achievement for a live sporting event and outstanding sports play-by-play broadcaster. For live sporting event, Marquee’s broadcast on May 17 of this season vs. the Pirates earned recognition, highlighted by the memorable debut and home run from Christopher Morel. The home run was called by play-by-play broadcaster Jon “Boog” Sciambi, who earned a nomination for outstanding crafts achievement for a sports analyst/play-by-play broadcaster.

Marquee received two of the three nominations for outstanding achievement for a sports documentary, recognizing the network’s hour-long features on Billy Williams (Billy Williams: The Sweet Swinger) and Ferguson Jenkins (Glory and Grief: The Ferguson Jenkins Story) produced in partnership with MLB Network.

Two of Marquee’s non-game programs also earned nominations for outstanding achievement. Class is in Session with Doug Glanville, the winner of last year’s award for outstanding achievement for sports interview/discussion, was again nominated in the same category. Let’s Play Two!, Marquee Sports Network’s weekly Cubs recap show, earned a nomination for outstanding achievement for a post-produced or edited sports program.

Finally, Marquee Sports Network earned a nomination for outstanding achievement for a sports promotional campaign for its “We Get All of It” series of on-air promos produced in partnership with the Quality Meats agency.

The full list of Marquee Sports Network nominees for the 64th annual Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Awards can be found below.

64th Annual Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Awards – Nominations

Outstanding Achievement for Sports Single Program/Series – Live

  • Cubs Live!

Outstanding Achievement for Sports Single Program – Post-Produced or Edited

  • Let’s Play Two!

Outstanding Achievement for Sports – One-Time Special

  • Cubs Trade Deadline Special

Outstanding Achievement for Live Sporting Event/Game – Single Game/Series

  • Cubs vs. Pirates, May 17, 2022

Outstanding Achievement for Sports Documentary

  • Billy Williams: The Sweet Swinger
  • Glory and Grief: The Ferguson Jenkins Story

Outstanding Achievement for Sports Interview/Discussion – Short or Long Form Content

  • Class is in Session

Outstanding Achievement for Sports Promotion – Single Spot/Campaign

  • We Get All of It

Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent – Sports Anchor/Reporter

  • Cole Wright

Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent – Sports Analyst/Sports Play-by-Play

  • Jon Sciambi

Outstanding Crafts Achievement for Graphics Arts/Motion Graphics/Art Direction/Set Design

  • Joe Grochocki, Brandon Fishman

Outstanding Crafts Achievement for Editing – Sports

  • Lance Brozdowski

The list of all Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy nominations can be found here.

ABOUT MARQUEE SPORTS NETWORK: In partnership with the Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI), Marquee Sports Network brings together one of the most iconic sports franchises in the country with one of the largest television broadcasting companies to deliver unparalleled Cubs coverage, as well as additional local live sporting events, including Chicago Sky games, and original programming. Marquee Sports Network is available within the Cubs home television territory in portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, and is carried on more than 50 cable providers, as well as streaming platforms DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) and fuboTV. For more information, visit marqueesportsnetwork.com/about.


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