ROOT SPORTS Northwest was awarded two Emmys at this year’s 52nd Annual Awards Ceremony for the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).
In the category of “Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited – Program/Special”, ROOT SPORTS was honored for its game coverage of Mariners Baseball. The crew specially recognized by NATAS included:
Jon Bradford, Executive Producer
Sarah Hilsendeger, Production Manager
Curtis Wilson, Senior Producer
Liz Serrette, Operations Manager
Mark Engelbrekt, Senior Director
Pike Parker, Producer
Doug Herbison, Director
Lacey Cameron, Director
Andy Urlacher, Audio Specialist
Steven Hurd, Production Associate
Stu Vitue, Editor
Carl Severson, Editor
A second Emmy for “Graphic Arts” was also awarded to ROOT SPORTS this year, accepted by Richard Ealom.
“Congratulations to ROOT SPORTS Northwest for earning two Emmys this year, the fifth consecutive year it has been recognized by NATAS,” said Randy Adamack, Mariners Sr. Vice President of Communications. “The production quality of Mariners Baseball games on ROOT SPORTS ranks among the very best in baseball, both locally and nationally, which is a tribute to the hard work, pride and creativity of the staff.”
In 2015, ROOT SPORTS produced and distributed 161 of the Mariners 162 regular season games, as well as 16 spring training game telecasts, the most in team history.
ROOT SPORTS Northwest is the home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Portland Timbers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Big Sky Conference and Mountain West Conference. The network reaches 3.4 million households across five states, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are available in high definition.