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LIU Post Alumnus to Produce Super Bowl 2012

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Fred GaudelliLIU Post alumnus and NBC "Sunday Night Football" producer Fred Gaudelli will produce Super Bowl XLVI in February, 2012. The 10-time Emmy Award winner also produced Super Bowls XLIII, XL and XXXVII. Gaudelli, who has also overseen sports coverage on ABC and ESPN, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from LIU Post in 1982.

The 2012 Superbowl will be held in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 5. The event will feature a halftime show by Madonna, in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil. Kick-off is at 6:30 p.m. Playoffs for the Super Bowl start January 7, 2012.

Throughout a career spanning three decades and 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 will achieve another first with the 2012 Superbowl: for the first time, the games will be streamed through the league's mobile apps on Verizon phones and on NFL.com or NBCsports.com.

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 had 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 12/27/2011

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