Fredi Gonzalez: Emmy Award Winner

Meant to post this over the weekend, but I've been slow to post everything, it seems.

FOX Sports South, SportSouth Receive

Five Southeast Regional Emmy Awards

Original Programming, Studio Programming, Live Event Production and

On-Air Talent Recognized

FOX Sports South and SportSouth received five Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Southeast Chapter. The 2012 NATAS Southeast Regional Emmy Awards recognize television excellence in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina.

“To be recognized with 12 Emmy nominations across nine categories and five Emmy wins is a great honor and confirms our commitment to provide the very best in local sports production and coverage,” said Jeff Genthner, senior vice president and general manager of FOX Sports South and SportSouth. “We are appreciative to the Southeast Chapter of NATAS for recognizing our accomplishments and congratulate the many other Emmy winners for their excellence in television production.”

Please see below for a c omplete list of FOX Sports South and SportSouth Emmy winners.

Programming Excellence – Interview/Discussion

  • In My Own Words: Fredi Gonzalez – Keith Wetzler, Steve Becker, Zach Whipple, Fredi Gonzalez

News and Program Specialty Excellence – Program Series

  • Under The Lights: Making of a Braves Broadcast – Keith Wetzler, Steve Becker, Zach Whipple

News and Program Specialty Excellence – Sporting Event / Game – Live / Unedited

  • SEC Football – East Carolina vs. South Carolina – Hammond Reynolds, Craig Ritchie, Jay Hoover, Mike Miller

Craft Achievement Excellence – On Camera Talent – Sports Play by Play/Sports Analyst

  • James Bates – The New College Football Show

Crafts Achievement Excellence – Interactivity

  • SEC GridIron LIVE – Christina Atkins, Kristina Akra, Bill Cochran, Keith Wetzler

The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast – FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth – collectively reach more than 12.9 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, Memphis Grizzlies and Nashville Predators, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA, Southeastern Conference, Big 12 Conference and Pac-12 Conference, and offer expanded coverage of the University of Kentucky, University of South Carolina and University of Tennessee. Combined, the four networks produce more than 800 live local events each year. For more information, please visit

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So cool to see Zach Whipple getting some recognition - he's so nice. And I did really like Fredi's In My Own Words, but then, I like Fredi more than a lot of Braves nation does. :)

Also from the email from FSS:

And although he didn't win, Jason Heyward was also among those nominated for "At Home With Jason Heyward" in the category of "News and Program Speciality Excellence." Overall FOX Sports South and SportSouth had 12 nominations across nine categories and took home five awards.

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