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Lake Country man has won an Emmy award

Lake Country resident Jordan Wiberg with his Emmy award.
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A Lake Country man has won an Emmy award.

Jordan Wiberg took the prestigious award for a podcast he produced for NBC Sports at the Tokyo Olympics.

Wiberg said a producer at NBC asked him to submit a couple of clips from The Podium podcast for Emmy consideration about a year ago.

"It had completely fallen off my radar, and then an email says 'hey, you've won an Emmy,'" Wiberg told iNFOnews.ca.

At first, Wiberg thought the email must have been for someone else.

"I didn't actually believe it until I went to the Emmy website and saw my name in the winner category," he said. "(Then) I thought, oh my goodness it's actually real."

Wiberg's podcast won the category 'Outstanding Interactive Experience - Event Coverage.'

He admits he didn't even know you could win an Emmy for a podcast.

Wiberg produced the NBC podcast from the recording studio at his Lake Country home and his partner, Romain Dompnier was on the ground in Tokyo.

The two made 31 episodes of 'The Podium' featuring stories outside the mainstream coverage, such as malfunctions during the opening ceremony, and how parents felt about their kids winning silver. A further 18 episodes of In the Village podcast focused on the life of the athletes inside the Olympic Village – the food, the accommodations, and what they'd get up to in their downtime.

Wiberg said they made one podcast per week in the three months leading up to the games, and then two per day once the Olympics started.

Needless to say, Wiberg didn't get much sleep during those two weeks.

Wiberg has had widespread success before when in 2020 his alter ego, Clark W. had a country music video go viral for its self-deprecating look at Canada. To date, the video has had more than 2.3 million views.

READ MORE: iN VIDEO: Okanagan musician's self-deprecating look at Canada, country music goes viral

Unlike the Television Academy Emmy Awards, the Sports Emmy Awards doesn't have a fancy televised ceremony, although it is streamed online but only NBC executives get to go.

However, Wiberg said he will have his own Emmy party at his house, where his friends have been told to dress up and a red carpet will be rolled out.

As for the Emmy award itself, Wiberg said he'll keep it in his recording studio.

"It will be there to remind me ridiculous unexpected things can happen," he said.

The Podium and In the Village podcast can be found wherever you get your podcasts.


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