The Chiefs put up 28 points in Oakland over the weekend, but added seven more off the field as well.
Last Saturday night, the Kansas City Chiefs in-house production team (65 Toss Power Trap Productions) was honored with the franchise’s first-ever Emmy awards. Several members of the crew traveled to St. Louis, Missouri and accepted the Emmys on behalf of the Chiefs organization, while the rest of 65 TPT accompanied the team to Oakland and witnessed Kansas City’s first-ever road shutout of the Raiders.
On and off the field, it was a historic weekend for the Chiefs.
"This is one of the most talented crews I have ever been associated with,” said Chiefs Vice President of Media and Marketing Rob Alberino. “I have been a part of the production business for two decades and Saturday’s accolades at the Emmy’s rank as one of my proudest moments for my crew and myself.
“We began this journey together in March of 2010, and that journey was to make the most compelling productions possible for Chiefs fans. Working as a team, we accomplished that goal. Watching our crew receive those statues for the first time in team history, and the first time in their careers, was rewarding beyond words.”
In total, the Chiefs were awarded seven Emmys in six different categories by the Mid-America Chapter of NATAS (The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; the governing body of the Emmy Awards).
The pieces, shows and individuals who were honored with Emmys include…
1. In the Human Interest: Program Feature category, 65 TPT tied itself as the category winner and took home two Emmys for its work on “Rosie - 51 Year Season Ticket Holder” and “Joshua Griffith - Blind Fan” (Jodain Massad, Wil Blackwell and Robert Alberino). Both features aired last season on Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider.
2. In the Sports: News Feature or Program Feature category, 65TPT brought home an Emmy for its work on “Fastest Player” (Robert Alberino and Wil Blackwell). The feature aired last season on Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider and KCChiefs.com.
3. In the Public/Current/Community Affairs: Feature category, 65TPT brought home an Emmy for its work on "Pro’s vs. G.I. Joe’s" (Adam Pellegrino and Robert Alberino). The feature aired last season on Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider and KCChiefs.com.
4. In the Graphic Arts: Graphics – Program/News category, 65TPT brought home an Emmy for its work on “Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider” (Jodain Massad, Brad Young and Wil Blackwell).
5-6. In addition, Jodain Massad received two individual nods for his editing work in the following categories: Editor: Program and Editor: Short Form (Promo/PSA).
Earlier this year, 65 TPT took home 14 Telly Awards, which represented the highest single-year total in team history. Those awards came on the heels of the Chiefs becoming the first NFL franchise to win a New York Festival Award for 65 TPT’s work on “The New Arrowhead Grand Opening.”
“This kind of work can’t be done without complete faith from the Chiefs ownership and front office,” Alberino said. “We have a tremendous amount of support and freedom and for that, we are grateful.”
65 TPT produces all of the Chiefs television broadcasts and online features. The crew also runs the stadium show at Arrowhead each gameday.