O'Neal, FSW, Kings win Emmys; Trebek praises Faust; local broadcasting note - LA Kings Insider

The LA Kings and FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket combined to win four Emmys at the 70th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards on Saturday night at the Academy of Television Arts and Science’s Saban Media Center. Patrick O’Neal won an Emmy in Outstanding Sports Reporting and Chris Calleton had previously been recognized for his outstanding work in graphics. The LA Kings also won for Outstanding Short Promo – Sports with their We Are All Kings campaign alongside FOX Sports West, and Bob’s Final Game – the Black and White tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster and Team Ambassador Bob Miller – won Outstanding Sports Feature. The awards recognized work from the year 2017.

In 22 years of Academy recognition, FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket have now been honored with 245 nominations and 82 wins.

Go check out the responses to Patrick’s tweet. Pretty amazing stuff.

The Kings and FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket were also nominated for awards in Sports Series – Programming, Live Sports Coverage (of Bob Miller’s final Kings home game), Sports Feature (for their Thank You, Bob feature), Outstanding Editing and Outstanding Videographer, Multi-Camera, Programming.

The Kings’ win in Short Promo – Sports and Sports Feature was presented to Executive Producer Rob McPherson, Editor Phillip Radke and Camera Christopher Wohlers, and the Thank You, Bob feature was presented to Executive Producer Pat Donahue, Producer Dominique DiDia, Associate Producer Rob McPherson and Associate Producer Christopher Wohlers.


Who here began the week expecting to click a link and see Alex Trebek, Alex Faust and TMZ in the same sentence? Liars! All of you! On Monday, TMZ publicized an OBJECTified interview between Harvey Levin and Trebek in which the Jeopardy! host praised the Kings broadcaster. “He’s young, he’s attractive, his first name is Alex,” Trebek said. “It wouldn’t be a big hardship for Johnny Gilbert say, ‘and now, here’s the host of Jeopardy, Alex Not Trebek…”

I will give you good odds that Jim Fox references this story within earshot of Alex in the coming season.


Stick taps to West L.A. native Josh Bogorad, who today was named the Dallas Stars’ television and radio play-by-play broadcaster. Bogorad, who attended University High School, grew up as a Kings fan before spending the last five seasons as the host of Stars radio broadcasts and, more recently, FOX Sports Southwest telecasts. He’ll work with Daryl Reaugh, who will move back to television color commentary. Bogorad becomes the second California-born broadcaster to be named a team’s play-by-play guy this summer, with Sacramento native Marc Moser ascending to the TV play-by-play chair for Altitude Sports broadcasts of Colorado Avalanche games. I don’t have the database for this, but perhaps there are some long-timers on here that might know the answer to this: is Bogorad the first team-specific NHL play-by-play broadcaster from the L.A. area? Upon some correspondence, he appears to be.

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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.