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UPDATE: Liberty sports television show Flames Central wins two Emmy Awards

Flames Central brought two Emmy Awards home with wins in the categories of Sports Program (Matt Warner) and Graphic Arts (Austin Reddington) following the June 26 ceremony. With these wins, Flames Central has won at least one Emmy in the last six consecutive years. The show’s collection of Emmys now stands at 10 since the program began seven years ago.

Liberty sports television show Flames Central nominated for eight Emmy Awards


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.


2021 Emmy Nominations

Sports Program – Post-Produced or Edited (Single Program)
Flames Central: Episode 002 – Matt 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

Graphic Arts
Flames Central – Austin Reddington, Graphics Producer

Talent: Sports Play-by-Play
Liberty Flames Sports Network – Matt Warner, Broadcaster

Writer – Short Form Content
This is Lynchburg – Flames Central – Cullen Ecoffey, Writer