The 44th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards
The ceremony took place live and in-person at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on Monday, May 22, 2023.
The live-in-person, live-streamed presentation was filled with a star-studded group of sports television personalities as presenters such as Nate Burleson (CBS Sports), Ryan Clark (ESPN), Diana Flores (NFL Network/NBC), Keiana Martin (MLB Network), Rachel Nichols (Showtime), Tom Rinaldi (Fox Sports), David Scott (HBO), Kenny Smith (Turner Sports), Melissa Stark (NFL Network/NBC) and Mike Tirico (NBC Sports).
Emmy®, Peabody, NAACP Image and Edward R. Murrow Award winning television journalist and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his long, barrier-breaking career.
In addition, ESPN Sports Anchor Elle Duncan and Michael Braxton, Coca-Cola’s Senior Manager of Colleges and Universities, announced the winner of the $40,000 Coca-Cola HBCU Sports Production Grant – Florida A&M University’s “Defy the Odds.” Jonathan David, class of ‘23 accepted on behalf of the student production team which also included Aliya Chanté Everett, Breché DaValt, Tristian Hutton and advisor Edward Thomas.