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Super Bowl and Sunday Night Football Producer Fred Gaudelli to Speak at LIU Post


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post

GaudelliBrookville, NY—Fred Gaudelli, producer of Super Bowl 2012 and NBC Sunday Night Football, will speak at LIU Post on Thursday, March 22, at 12:30 p.m. in Humanities Hall, Room 119, on the LIU Post campus. Gaudelli is a ten-time Emmy award winner who has revolutionized the sports broadcast industry. Gaudelli, who has also overseen sports coverage on ABC and ESPN, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from LIU Post in 1982.

Gaudelli's lecture will be held on Thursday, March 22 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 119, Humanities Hall, on the LIU Post campus. He will discuss his experience as a broadcasting student at LIU Post, his career from graduation to today, his impressions of today's media environment, and the future of broadcast and internet media.
Throughout a career spanning three decades at three major networks, Gaudelli has earned accolades including 10 Emmy Awards for categories such as "Best Live Series, "Outstanding Live Sports Series," and "Technical Innovation," six CableACE Awards, and two gold medals at the International Film & TV Festival.

Gaudelli's illustrious career in sports media has been marked by technological contributions that have shaped the future of sports coverage. Gaudelli introduced the GoalPost Cam, the rotating clock/score box, and the critically acclaimed "1st & Ten" technology, the electronically produced yellow line that appears to be painted across the field at the first down marker. He also produced the first live sports telecast to use real-time polling data (via Enhanced TV) on all instant replay challenges. In 1988, just a few years after graduation from LIU Post, Gaudelli introduced the live technique of tracking the speed of pitches – a first on television. Gaudelli achieved another first with the 2012 Superbowl: for the first time, the games were streamed through the league's mobile apps on Verizon phones and on or, making Super Bowl 2012 the most-watched program in the history of television.

This is Gaudelli's sixth season as lead producer of NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Prior to joining NBC's "Sunday Night Football," Gaudelli spent five seasons as producer of ABC's "Monday Night Football," including producing Super Bowl XL in February 2006. Previously, Gaudelli spent 10 years producing ESPN's "Sunday Night Football" game telecasts. Gaudelli also oversaw production of ESPN's Major League Baseball, National Football League telecasts, the NFL Draft, X Games, and the U.S. Olympic Festival. He served as senior producer of the ESPY Awards from 1998-2001.

Posted 03/19/2012

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