The Portland Trail Blazers broadcasting crew took home the 2019 Northwest Regional Emmy for Best Sports Program, Live Event, or Game Saturday evening at the Northwest Chapter of the American Academy of Televisions Arts and Sciences awards ceremony in Seattle. On-air talent Lamar Hurd and Kevin Calabro, who accepted the award for Sportscaster of the Year in 2018, appeared alongside Director of Broadcasting Jeff Curtin and others from Blazers Broadcasting to receive the award.
Our @trailblazers broadcasting team won a NW Emmy tonight for “Best Sports Program, Live Event or Game.” This was made possible due to all the great people associated with the Trail Blazers organization, including those who weren’t able to make it to tonight’s event. Rip City! pic.twitter.com/fIk0OgKm6V— Lamar Hurd (@L_Hurd) June 9, 2019
Jaime Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest caught some live footage of their win.
Big congrats to the @trailblazers TV broadcasting crew — winners of the Sports Program - Game or Live Event #NWEmmys pic.twitter.com/tAVH0K9MAg— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) June 9, 2019
As anyone who watches the broadcast with regularity knows, it is a team effort every night. Congratulations to everyone recognized by the award, including Curtin, Hurd, and Calabro, but also producer Dan Hyatt, courtside reporter Brooke Olzendam, technical director John Burns, graphics coordinator John McConnell, lead tape operator John Lukrofka, pregame producer Nick Livingston, host Jordan Kent, analyst Michael Holton, and the studio director, Jeff Shrum. Rip City is proud of your win.