Monumental Sports & Entertainment and Monumental Sports Network Honored with Six Capital Emmy Awards

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2024) – Tonight, the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) and Monumental Sports Network (MNMT) as recipients of six Capital Emmy Awards. Winners for this year’s awards were unveiled during the 66th Emmy Awards Gala in Bethesda, MD, attended by hundreds of professionals in the D.C.-area television and production industry. 

Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s full list of wins includes: 

  • Interview/Discussion for Hometown with Rachel Nichols: Tom Wilson’s Impact produced by Jim Kowats (Executive Producer), Mark Johnston (Producer), Matt Cone (Associate Producer), Thomas Jacobi (Director of Photography), Alex Diamond (Camera Operator), Tim Libeau (Editor), and Adam Parr (Editor).
  • Sports Program Live for Mystics Pregame Live produced by James Williams (Producer), James Scibilia (Executive Producer), Terrence Stroder (Producer/Editor), Zachary Hamilton (Producer), Shaun Salehi (Associate Producer), Wes Hall (Host), Meghan McPeak (Play-by-Play Announcer/Analyst), Christy Winters Scott (Color Analyst), Darryl Johnson (Photographer), Greg Abernathy (Photographer), Bill Hobson (Photographer), and Ariana Prather (Reporter).
  • Sports Program Live for Capitals Pregame Live – Stadium Series produced by Tim McDonough (Executive Producer), Tim McDermott (Producer), John Harvey (Producer), Alexa Landestoy (Host), Alan May (Analyst), Alexander Marquez (Producer/Editor), Shaun Salehi (Associate Producer), Cory Skloff (Producer/Editor), Mitchell Tischler (Photographer), Greg Abernathy (Photographer), Darryl Johnson (Photographer), and Al Koken (Reporter/Analyst).
  • Sports Program – Post Produced or Edited for Caps Red Line: Media Day produced by Jim Kowats (Executive Producer), David Konschnik (Series Producer), Lisa Hendin (Producer), Meredith Hays (Producer/Editor), Catherine Allocco (Associate Producer), Anne Marie Huntington (Associate Producer), Joseph Kirchner (Editor), Patrick Stump (Assistant Editor), and Alexa Landestoy (Talent).
  • Talent: Sports Play-By-Play – Joe Beninati (Capitals Play-By-Play Announcer).
  • Sports Open/Tease for Wizards Boundary Stones Open produced by Paul Turner (Executive Producer), Tim Libeau (Editor), Yannick Skerritt (Producer), and Tim Gordon (Director of Photography).

 

Monumental’s awards recognized groups and individuals across Monumental Sports Network and MSE’s productions team for their work from January 1 through December 31, 2023. MSE and MNMT earned 16 overall Capital Emmy nominations in 11 different categories, recognizing nearly 60 talented Monumental Sports employees. 

We are tremendously proud of all the work that has gone into launching our independent media platform over the past year and are thrilled to have our top-notch content and employees recognized with these deserved awards,” said Zach Leonsis, President of Media & New Enterprises at Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “Our people are our most valuable asset and it’s an honor to have so many of our best-in-class employees in front of and behind the camera recognized as Capital Emmy Award winners.” 

Monumental Sports Network (previously NBC Sports Washington) has had a long history of success with the Capital Emmys. Prior to tonight, the incredible roster of talent, many of whom were integrated into the new network, had won more than 40 Capital Emmys over the past 10 seasons and received more than 70 nominations. MSE Productions, the namesake company’s existing, in-house production arm, has also had a successful record of nominations and wins. Last year, MSE Productions was nominated for five Capital Emmys and took home four awards – and has won more than a dozen Emmy Awards over the last five years. 

In December, Sports Business Journal (SBJ) announced Monumental Sports Network as the recipient of its “Best in Local Media” award for 2023, part of SBJ’s fifth-annual “Year-End Awards.” In April, MNMT was awarded best new show (“Caps Red Line”) and outstanding individual achievement in sports broadcasting (Alexa Landestoy) at the 2024 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards. Then in May, MSE celebrated earning the “Sports and Entertainment Company of the Year for Engagement Excellence” award at the 2024 Hashtag Sports Awards. 

Monumental Sports Network has undergone a period of rapid growth recently. In August 2022, Monumental Sports & Entertainment acquired full ownership of NBC Sports Washington from Comcast/NBC Universal. The station was rebranded Monumental Sports Network in September 2023 with a new slate of programming. For fans without a Pay TV subscription, in October 2023, Monumental Sports Network rolled out direct-to-consumer (DTC) subscription memberships for viewers seeking to access Monumental Sports Network’s live and on-demand programming. In March of this year, the networkunveiled a brand-new multi-million-dollar home for the local media platform, including a best-in-class production facility and broadcast studios. Finally, in early April the network announced a slate of live alternate broadcasts for Washington Capitals and Wizards games with a rotation of hosts, analysts, and special guests.  

In addition to owning the local broadcast rights for the Washington Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics, Monumental Sports Network broadcasts a robust lineup of original programming and live men’s and women’s college basketball, college football, college volleyball, high school basketball, and esports, as well as Washington Spirit (NWSL), Old Glory DC (Major League Rugby), Hershey Bears (AHL), and Annapolis Blues (NPSL) games.  

The Capital Emmy Awards is non-profit, professional organization serving the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. television and media community. The Capital chapter is representative of the Emmy® Award, the TV industry’s gold-standard for the recognition of television excellence. The awards have been handed out on an annual basis for more than six decades and nominations are given based on outstanding achievement in the television profession across all media platforms within the national capital area. The full awards ceremony is available for viewing at CapitalEmmys.tv. 

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About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment is America’s leading sports and entertainment family. Our people, players, teams and events bring excitement and joy to millions. We invest and innovate to consistently raise the game so we can deliver extraordinary experiences that will inspire and unite our community, our fans and our people. To learn more, please visit https://monumentalsports.com/.  

About Monumental Sports Network   
Monumental Sports Network is wholly owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE). The network holds exclusive local television media rights for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards and WNBA’s Washington Mystics games. Monumental Sports Network is also the TV and digital home to the NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go and the NBA 2K League’s Wizards District Gaming as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes content and original sports and entertainment programming. The network also broadcasts live NWSL and Major League Rugby matches, college football, men’s and women’s college basketball, college volleyball, and boys and girls high school basketball. The network boasts the most comprehensive regional high-school and regional collegiate Division II-and-under sports programming in the greater Washington D.C. metro area.  For more, visit: www.monumentalsportsnetwork.com.     

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