May 28, 2021 : By Office of Communications & Public Engagement
Flames Central, Liberty University’s sports television show dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of student-athletes and teams, has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards, the most in program history.
The show has already won a total of eight Emmys over the past five years, presented in recognition of achievements in a particular sector of the television industry, and will look to add more to its trophy case on June 26, when this year’s award winners are announced.
The weekly sports show is produced and anchored by Matt Warner and co-anchored by Rett McGibbon and Emily Austen.
“We are really excited to have our show receive this recognition,” Warner said. “To receive nominations in eight different categories just shows the talent we have within Flames Central. It has been a thrill to be able to introduce so many people to the stories within Liberty Athletics.”
The program airs on more than 22 affiliate stations across the country, with live premieres Fridays on ESPN+ at 2 p.m. EST and archives of past shows available on its website. Locally, Flames fans can watch the show on Sundays on WDBJ at 11:35 p.m. and WSET at 12:30 p.m.
Sports Program – Post-Produced or Edited (Single Program)
Flames Central: Episode 002 – Matthew Warner, Producer
Religion – Short Form Content
Angel Armies – Flames Central – Jonah Jabbour, Producer
Sports Story – Short Form Content
The Latvian Legend – Flames Central – Emily Austen, Producer
Promotion: Sports Promotion
The Comeback – Flames Central – Tyler Beatty, Producer
Sound Design & Audio Mix Composite
Flames Central – Alex Short, Sound Designer
Flames Central – Austin Reddington, Graphics Producer
Talent: Sports Play-by-Play
Liberty Flames Sports Network – Matthew Warner, Broadcaster
Writer – Short Form Content
This is Lynchburg – Flames Central – Cullen Ecoffey, Writer