On Tuesday night at the Sports Emmys, the TNT host gave his award for best studio host to the daughters of late Espn anchor Stuart Scott, who lost his battle with cancer in January.
Ernie Johnson @TNT Won #SportsEmmy best studio host accepts,says "this belongs w Stuart Scott" gives to his children pic.twitter.com/WNTtY8TXQz
— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) May 6, 2015
TNT’s Johnson knows a thing or two about fighting cancer. In 2006, he took a leave of absence during his battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He later returned as host of the Emmy-winning show “NBA on TNT” alongside Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith.
Scott’s daughters attended the 36th Sports Emmys on behalf of their father, who was honored for his service and dedication to sports media.
This Emmy was for @TaeAndSyd & dad Stuart Scott, courtesy of Ernie johnson. Watch https://t.
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The Peacock’s “Sunday Night Football” (pictured) extended its streak in the live sports series category to a sixth consecutive year. NBC’s other wins included Bob Costas for sports personality in studio, Michele Tafoya for sports reporter and Cris Collinsworth for sports event analyst.
NBC sibling Telemundo also nabbed two trophies, including Andres Cantor’s win for on-air personality in Spanish.
Fox Sports ran a close second to NBC with five nods, including the prize for live sports special for last year’s World Series coverage.
Turner Broadcasting pioneer and former Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner was feted with the org’s life achievement award.
Here is a complete list of winners:
Outstanding Live Sports Special
The 109th World Series – Red Sox vs. Cardinals Fox
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As part of a continuing public-service campaign that typically features characters from its slate of original programs, NBCUniversal’s USA is expanding an annual effort it makes in conjunction with the National Football League to help young people who face prejudice and bullying.
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Starting Monday, December 2, USA Network and the National Football League will feature a weekly on-air vignette and webisode series on charactersunite.com, an extension of the previous program. The digital content will lead into the third annual showing of “NFL Characters Unite” on Friday, January 31, at 7 p.
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