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Marquee Sports Network earns three regional Emmy awards

1 year agoStaff Report

“Cubs Live!” recognized for outstanding achievement in a live sports program;
Network earns awards for outstanding sports documentary and sports interview/discussion

December 8, 2022

CHICAGO – Marquee Sports Network this past weekend earned three Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy® Awards, including outstanding live sports program, outstanding sports documentary, and outstanding achievement for a sports interview/discussion. The network earned 12 total nominations across 11 different categories.

Marquee Sports Network was honored with the following Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Awards:

  • Cubs Live!
    Outstanding Achievement for Sports Single Program/Series – Live
  • Glory and Grief: The Ferguson Jenkins Story
    Outstanding Achievement for Sports – Documentary
  • Class is in Session
    Outstanding Achievement for Sports – Interview/Discussion – Short or Long Form Content

“We’re honored to receive these awards, recognizing our studio shows, documentaries and original programming,” said Marquee Sports Network General Manager, Mike McCarthy. “Congratulations to the many, many folks involved with Cubs Live! on a daily basis, bringing the most extensive Cubs coverage to fans both before and after games all season-long. A special nod goes out to Doug Glanville and the Class is in Session team on a second-straight year of well-deserved recognition, as well as a thank you to Ferguson Jenkins for allowing us to share his story and to our partners at MLB Network and Cubs Productions for their continued excellence.”

“All of the credit for these awards goes to our incredible production staff, operations team and on-air talent, who continually devote long hours to producing engaging, best-in-class programming,” said Marquee Sports Network SVP of Programming and Production, Mike Santini. “We look forward to an even better 2023 as we to strive to deliver new, innovative content to the viewers.”

In addition to the categories above, Marquee Sports Network also received Emmy nominations for the following categories: post-produced sports program (Let’s Play Two), one-time sports special (Cubs Trade Deadline Special), live sporting event (Cubs Baseball), sports documentary (Billy Williams: The Sweet Swinger), sports promotion (We Get All of It), on-camera sports talent (Cole Wright, Jon Sciambi), graphic acts/motion graphics (Joe Grochocki, Brandon Fishman) and sports editing (Lance Brozdowski).

More information on each of the awards can be found below:

Cubs Live!
Outstanding Achievement for Sports – Live Sporting Event – Single Game/Series

Marquee Sports Network’s signature program Cubs Live! is one of the most extensive studio shows across all local regional sports networks, airing hour-long pre-game shows before all Cubs games, and going live for extensive analysis and clubhouse access following the games. Hosted by Chicago-native Cole Wright, Cubs Live! features expert analysis and opinion from former Cubs stars, insightful breakdowns from Marquee analysts and the most in-depth and comprehensive game analysis.

Glory and Grief: The Ferguson Jenkins Story
Outstanding Achievement for Sports – Documentary

Glory and Grief: The Ferguson Jenkins Story details all of Cubs legend Ferguson Jenkins’ tremendous on-field accomplishments and successes, while acknowledging the tremendous hardships and loss he has had to endure off the field, and how those hardships have shaped his outlook on life and his relationships with family and friends. The heartfelt documentary features rarely seen footage from the MLB archives and exclusive interviews with MLB teammates, including Billy Williams and Randy Hundley, as well as his son, Raymond, and daughters Delores, Kelly and Kimberly.

Class is in Session
Outstanding Achievement for Sports – Interview/Discussion – Short or Long Form Content

Former Chicago Cubs outfielder Doug Glanville welcomes in a distinguished panel to discuss the Hall of Fame selection process across professional sports, focusing on the debate regarding how leagues should weigh a player’s character when considering enshrinement. Panelists on this episode include Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins, long-time journalist and MLB Hall of Fame voter, Joe Posnanski, and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee, Dan Pompei.

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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