Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona
By FOX SPORTS ARIZONA  |  Last updated 9/26/13
For 17 years, FOX Sports Arizona has been the standard bearer for local sports television programming and coverage, and that tradition was cemented once again when the network was recently honored with 13 Emmy Award nominations by the Rocky Mountain Southwest Region. Todd Walsh already has won two Emmys as the best sports anchor and will now be vying for a third as he was once again nominated for an Emmy in the On Camera Talent Sports category. In all, Walshs work was honored with four different Emmy Award nominations this year that were spread across four categories. In addition, FOX Sports Arizonas acclaimed In My Own Words series was honored again as three different episodes received a nomination. Shows about Shane Doan, Todd Graham and Matt Williams all received Emmy consideration. The networks monthly series about the Arizona Diamondbacks -- Diamondbacks 10th Inning -- was nominated for an Emmy in the Sports - Daily or Weekly Program category. FOX Sports Arizona scored two nominations in the Sports - One Time Special category with Countdown: D-backs Opening Day and Hockey the Hard Way. A pair of the networks promo campaigns were singled out for Emmy nominations in the "Promotion Program - Sports category" -- the ASU vs Arizona Rivalry (basketball) promo and Phoenix Suns chemistry. Editor Tom Elsner and producer Josh Kelman both received five nominations; Walsh had four; producer Graham Taylor and graphics designer Scott Powell earned three each. Videographer Rusty Francisco picked up three nominations for his work on Work to Ride Kids, Countdown: Opening Day and various promos, teasers and openings. Here are the nominations received by FOX Sports Arizona: On-Camera Talent Anchor - Sports Todd Walsh Photographer Sports - No Time Limit Work to Ride Kids - Rusty Francisco Sports - Program FeatureSegmentRegularly Scheduled Daily or Weekly Program Grillin with J.J. Putz - Tom Elsner Sports - Daily or Weekly Program The 10th Inning: 92312 - Josh Kelman, Todd Walsh and Tom Elsner Sports - One-Time Special Countdown: Opening Day - Josh Kelman, Tom Elsner, Rusty Francisco, Richard Mendez and Jeff Halperin Hockey the Hard Way - Graham Taylor Promotion Program - Sports ASU. vs Arizona Rivalry Promo - Al Porteous and Scott Powell Phoenix Suns Chemistry - Scott Powell and Dan Omahen Photographer - Short Form Promos, Teasers and Opens - Rusty Francisco InterviewDiscussion-FeatureSegment In My Own Words: Todd Graham - Josh Kelman and Craig Morgan InterviewDiscussion-ProgramSpecial or Series In My Own Words: Shane Doan - Graham Taylor, Tom Elsner and Todd Walsh Nostalgia Program - ProgramSpecial In My Own Words: Matt Williams - Josh Kelman, Todd Walsh and Tom Elsner Magazine Program - FeatureSegment Polo 101: A Horses Tale - Josh Kelman, Scott Powell, Tom Elsner FOX Sports Arizona televises the most regional sports action in the state and is the exclusive local cable television home of the D-backs, Suns, Coyotes, Cardinals, Mercury, Northern Arizona University and the AIA. FOX Sports Arizona is currently seen in 2.5 million households in Arizona & New Mexico and can also be seen across the country via home satellite services. And for even more coverage of the local sports scene, log onto www.FOXSportsArizona.com, www.twitter.comfoxsportsaz and www.facebook.comfoxsportsarizona.
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