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Congratulations to Bob Costas and NBC Sports Group on Sports Emmy Wins

I’m thrilled to congratulate my longtime friend and TEAMS alum Bob Costas on winning his 25th career Emmy and fifth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality at the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards on May 7. No surprise to me!

Along with Bob’s win, NBC Sports Group has many reasons to celebrate—the network won 11 Sports Emmy Awards: the London Olympics received five Emmys, including Outstanding Live Event Turnaround; Super Bowl XLVII won for Outstanding Live Sports Special; “Sunday Night Football” won its fifth consecutive award for Outstanding Live Sports Series; Al Michaels won for Outstanding Sports Personality–Play-by-Play for his work on “Sunday Night Football”; Cris Collinsworth was awarded his fifth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality–Sports Event Analyst; and Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports Group’s “Inside the Glass” analyst for its NHL coverage, was awarded his first career Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality–Sports Reporter.

There are plenty of reasons to honor broadcasting excellence, and I am looking forward to doing the same for sports events at our 11th Annual SportsTravel Awards at the TEAMS Conference and Expo November 4–7 in Salt Lake City. Nominations are now being accepted at SportsTravelMagazine.com.

SportsTravel Associate Publisher Lisa Furfine and Emmy-winning broadcaster Bob Costas at TEAMS 2008
SportsTravel Associate Publisher Lisa Furfine and Emmy-winning broadcaster Bob Costas at TEAMS 2008