Suns Honored with Three Emmys

by Jeramie McPeek
VP, Digital

Posted: Nov 5, 2009

PHOENIX - For the fourth consecutive year, the Phoenix Suns were recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with the prestigious Emmy Award. The 2009 Rocky Mountain Emmy awards, held on Saturday, October 24 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, recognized the best in broadcast media over the past year.

Suns’ VP of Game Operations Kip Helt and former Downtown Digital Post editor Dan Davis received Emmys in the Editing category for their work on the in-arena open that plays just prior to the introduction of the Suns starting lineup. The “control room” open was also recognized in the animation category.

Broadcast Producer/Director Bob Adlhoch also picked up an Emmy in the Live Directing category for his efforts on the Suns’ game broadcast from last December, when the Suns defeated the Eastern Conference champion Orlando Magic at US Airways Center.

Founded in 1955, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. The Academy recognizes excellence with the coveted Emmy Award, the most prestigious peer-judged award in television.

The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences includes the states of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.