Rich Eisen Nominated For Sports Emmy
March 26, 2015 at 12:33 PM (PT)
FOX SPORTS RADIO and DIRECTV host RICH EISEN has been nominated for a Sports EMMY Award for his work at NFL NETWORK. EISEN's nomination is his fourth in the Outstanding Sports Personality - Studio Host category but his first since launching "THE RICH EISEN SHOW" for radio syndication last OCTOBER; the show airs on 160 affiliates and DIRECTV's AUDIENCE NETWORK.
EISEN faces a stellar field of nominees in his category, including NBC and MLB NETWORK's BOB COSTAS, "NBA ON TNT" studio host ERNIE JOHNSON, ESPN2 "OLBERMANN" host KEITH OLBERMANN, MLB NETWORK's MATT VASGERSIAN, and the late ESPN "SPORTSCENTER" anchor STUART SCOTT.
COSTAS is also up for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play against ABC and ESPN NBA voice MIKE BREEN, TBS/TNT/TRU TV/CBS college basketball announcer IAN EAGLE, NBC and NBC SPORTS NETWORK hockey play-by-play legend MIKE "DOC" EMRICK, and NBC and GOLF CHANNEL commentator DAN HICKS. Among the Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst nominees are "NBA ON TNT" co-host CHARLES BARKLEY, MLB NETWORK's HAROLD REYNOLDS and TOM VERDUCCI, and PAC-12 NETWORK's RICK NEUHEISEL.
Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst nominees include NFL commentators CRIS COLLINSWORTH (NBC SUNDAY night games) and JON GRUDEN (ESPN "MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL"), ABC and ESPN basketball analyst JEFF VAN GUNDY, and ABC and ESPN college football commentator KIRK HERBSTREIT. And Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter nominees are FOX/FOX SPORTS 1 and MLB NETWORK reporter KEN ROSENTHAL, NBC football sideline reporter MICHELE TAFOYA, MLB NETWOR'K's TOM VERDUCCI, ESPN's LISA SALTERS and HOLLY ROWE, and TBS, CBS, TNT, TRU TV, and NFL NETWORK's TRACY WOLFSON.