Telly Awards! Los Angeles Area Emmys! - LA Kings Insider

The Los Angeles Kings and Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket have been recognized with a number of Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards nominations and Telly Awards.

First, The Sutter Farm, the first episode from this year’s Black & White series, a joint production between LA Kings Production and FOX Sports West, was nominated for a Los Angeles Area Emmy. Credit here goes to Chris Wohlers (Director of Photography), Philip Radke (Editor/Producer), Bryan Marye (Sound Editing) and Fred Coury (Music Score), who worked in concert with Los Angeles Kings Director, Production Rob McPherson and Senior Vice President, Communications and Broadcasting, Mike Altieri.

This is the third Emmy nomination for LA Kings Production (née Kings Vision), and first for the Black & White series.

Graphic designer Christopher Calleton of FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket was also nominated for a Los Angeles-Area Emmy, as were Prime Ticket videographers Jake Alba and Jake Loskutoff. It was a popular year for Kobe Bryant and Vin Scully-focused work. Eleven different Bryant and Scully features and presenters won Emmys, and an additional number more were nominated.

A number of FOX Sports West projects also won Telly Awards, including this feature that Jack Wilson, Marcus Ortiz and I put together in the first half of the season, when Denis Fugere spoke about his brave journey in becoming cancer free.

Patrick O’Neal and Kings Weekly were also recognized for their work in continuing to tell the story of Aleesa and James Miller, the Kings fans who were wed at center ice at Staples Center and are persevering through Aleesa’s heart scare.

Three Kings Weekly shows and Kings Live were also recognized with Telly Awards. FOX’s full list:

Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.