Network honored in Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited – Program/Special Category

for sixth consecutive year

Seattle, WA – ROOT SPORTS was awarded three Emmys at the 53rd Annual Awards Ceremony for the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) on Saturday evening, June 4th.

The awards and nominations span a variety of categories, showcasing the extensiveness of ROOT SPORTS’ broadcast capabilities. The awards earned this year are as follows:

Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited – Program/Special

  • Big Sky Football on ROOT SPORTS • Jon Bradford, Executive Producer • Curtis Wilson, Producer  • Mike “Pike” Parker, Producer • Patrick Brown, Director • Justin Dexter, Technical Manager • Heather Berry, Studio Producer • Neil Stover, Studio Producer • David Hammond, Lead Editor • Marcus Teats, Editor • Jerry Petersen, Production Associate

Director – Live or Recorded Live

  • Patrick Brown

Editor – Program

  • David Hammond

This marks the sixth consecutive year ROOT SPORTS has taken home an Emmy in the “Live Sporting Events” category, and the second time in three years that the network has won for Big Sky Football, with the first win coming in 2014. Other previous wins in this category include Seattle Mariners, Portland Timbers, and College Football on FSN. This is the third Emmy for Patrick Brown in the Director – Live or Recorded Live category and the first for David Hammond in the Editor – Program category.

ROOT SPORTS earned five nominations in four different categories this year including Seattle Mariners Baseball in Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited and Why We ROOT in Promotion – Program – Campaign.



ROOT SPORTSis the television home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Portland Timbers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Big Sky Conference and Mountain West. The network reaches approximately 3.2 million households across five states, and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are available in high definition. ROOT SPORTS Northwest is operated by AT&T Sports Networks, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions. The four networks combined reach approximately 13 million households across 22 states and own exclusive rights to produce and distribute live events from more than 25 teams and conferences.