2022 Sports Emmys: CBS Sports Lead Game Producer Jim Rikhoff Says the TV Production Rose to the Occasion of Incredible NFL Playoff Game Between Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs

CBS Sports took home the Emmy for Outstanding Playoff Coverage on Tuesday night in New York City

In the immediate aftermath of the Kansas City Chiefs thrilling overtime victory over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs in January, many were calling it one of the greatest games in the history of professional football. At the 2022 Sports Emmys, it was validated that the television production was more than up to the task of carrying it, as CBS Sports won the Emmy for Outstanding Playoff Coverage.

Lead game producer of The NFL on CBS Jim Rikhoff stopped immediately after accepting the award on Tuesday night to reflect with SVG on the unforgettable production and how the CBS Sports team relied on its team of on-air talent and behind-the-scenes crew to deliver on a sporting event for the ages.

Those credited on the project included:

Executive Producers
David Berson, Harold Bryant, Sean McManus

Senior Coordinating Producer
Stephen Karasik

Coordinating Producer
James C. Rikhoff

Ryan Galvin, Bryan Kosowski

Coordinating Director
Michael Arnold

Associate Producers
Thomas Boorstein, Tom Brewer, Adam Cohen, Ethan Cooperson, John Fisher, Oise Ohiwerei, James Peretzman, Amy Salmanson, Tom Spencer, Brooke Weiss

Associate Directors
Ray Bonassi, Adrienne Ford, Brad Garfield, G. Justin Haley, Blair Helwig, Rob Hughes, Susan Jacobs, Kile Keever, Cindy Mattson, Melissa Melendez, Amanda Rodriguez, Peter Snyder, Eric Spitzer, Chinyere Vann, Kayode Vann

For more of SVG’s coverage of the 2022 Sports Emmys, visit SVG’s YouTube channel. For more, video interviews and podcasts with experts from across the sports video production industry, visit SVG On Demand.

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