Mavericks Telecast Wins Lone Star Emmy
For Immediate Release October 23, 2009
FOX Sports Southwest's coverage of the Dallas Mavericks NBA game on Martin Luther King Day honoring the slain civil rights leader was awarded an Emmy for Live Sports Event. The awards ceremony took place on October 17 at the Palladium Ballroom at Gilley's in Dallas. The telecast, produced by Tom Stoner and directed by Clay Armstrong, featured in-game vignettes of several Mavericks players and coaches expressing how Dr. King influenced their lives and his impact on society. It marked the seventh consecutive year since the inception of the Lone Star Emmys that FOX Sports Southwest won the Live Sports category.
"Our talented staff is to be commended for their dedication to producing the best sports television that local fans have become accustomed to." said FOX Sports Southwest Senior Vice President/General Manager Jon Heidtke. "Being recognized by our peers is validation of our excellent work both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes. We continue to excel at the highest-levels and produce quality programming that resonates with our viewers."
Sharing the Emmy award with Stone and Armstrong were Play-by-Play announcer Mark Followill, Analyst Bob Ortegel, Associated Producers Dave Keeney, Eric Delley, Mike McTighe and Bruce Deck, along with Mavericks Director of Broadcasting Dave Evans, Mavericks Director of Production Tom Ward and FOX Sports Southwest Executive Producer Mike Anastassiou.
The Lone Star Emmys are presented by the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Entries are judged by peer judging panels from major television markets across the country. For more information, go to www.lonestaremmy.org.