And the Emmy goes to... 2 former residents in running for Sports Emmys

Two countians up for Emmys

Two Wabash County men – at different points of their careers -- have been nominated for Sports Emmys in 2021.

Michael Ferry, a graduate of Wabash High School who now resides in Los Angeles, and Mike “Doc” Emrick, who was raised in LaFontaine, graduated from Southwood High School and Manchester College and now lives in Michigan, are both up for national Sports Emmys at the 42nd Annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences award show June 8.

The two Wabash County Mikes are different in just about every other aspect.

Emrick, the voice of the NHL on NBC for years, retired at the end of the 2020 season, but will be seeking his 10th award as Outstanding Sports Personality/Play-by-Play. He also has taken home five regional Sports Emmys for his work with the New York Islanders.

Ferry, 36, is executive producer of the show “The Cost of Winning,” which appeared on HBO and has been nominated for a Sports Emmy in Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary. His show is up against “All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur” (Amazon), “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” (Netflix), “Outcry” (Showtime) and “Texas 6” (CBS All Access).

Posted on 2021 May 11