Monday, December 4th, 2017


Chicago, IL (December 4, 2017) – NBC Sports Chicago, the multi-platform home for the most games and the comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, was the recipient of three Emmy Awards from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  The 59th annual ceremony was held in Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 2.

“We are honored to receive these awards from our peers in the industry, but more importantly, I’m even prouder of the hard work and dedication our entire staff delivers on a daily basis,” said Kevin Cross, VP of Content for NBC Sports Chicago.

To date, NBC Sports Chicago has earned a total of 42 Emmy Awards since it launched on October 1, 2004.  Note the following Emmy Award winners for the 2016-17 television season:


 1) Category #19-b:  Outstanding Achievement for Programming Promos (Non-News) Single Spot/Campaign

  • In the Loop/Lauch Promo:  Michael Forzley, Michael Horn, Justin Schoenrock, Jay Wadhwa, James Wallin, Scott Zuegner, Producers.


 2) Category #26-c:  Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air: Editor – Promotions/PSAs/Commercials

  • Justin Schoenrock – CSN/Crosstown/Chicago Cubs vs. White Sox.


3) Category #28-c:  Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air: Writer – Short Form

  • James Wallin – Composite.


 NBC Sports Chicago, a partnership between the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Cubs (MLB), Chicago White Sox (MLB) and the NBC Sports Group, features over 275 live pro games in high definition each year.  In addition, NBC Sports Chicago delivers extensive pre/post-game coverage for its core pro team partners, as well as the Chicago Bears, along with numerous entertaining local sports discussion/social media-focused programs via In the Loop and SportsTalk Live.  Through the network’s growing digital platform,, Chicago sports fans tap into the most comprehensive and dedicated 24/7 online destination for breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights, multimedia video clips, and standout coverage from the network’s team of multi-platform experts.  Follow the network on Twitter via @NBCSChicago.  

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