WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School (WOHS) Class of 2012 graduate Molly Rich recently received an Emmy Award as an Associate Producer on Major League Baseball (MLB) Network's "MLB Tonight" (Best Studio Show) program.
While at WOHS, Molly was familiar face on TV 36/45, pitched on the girls softball team, worked on the yearbook, wrote for the WOHS publication “The Pioneer” and spent summers with the “Write on Sports” program.
Rich attended Rutgers University and continued to build her resume in broadcast television and journalism. It was her lifelong passion for all things baseball (and the Yankees in particular) and her comprehensive resume that landed her a job at the MLB Network, where she began work in 2016 as an Associate Producer in the Media Management Department for “MLB Tonight.”
When the Emmy nominations were announced, Rich said she was pleased but did not think much about it; but when she was part of the team that received an Emmy for Best Studio Show, she was thrilled.
"I never really envisioned winning an Emmy being in the realm of possibility when getting a job at MLB Network,” she said. “It’s nice to be recognized for all the hard work the entire network puts in to make ‘MLB Tonight’ great every single night.”
Rich currently works as a Media Management Tech Specialist at MLB/NHL Network, where her department is "more behind the scenes in terms of what we do for the show every night,”she explained.
“We support production by restoring old footage, bringing in or delivering content, and aiding in any technical issues that may arise in the process," said Rich.
Another Emmy could be looming in Rich's future, as this year’s Sports Emmy Nominations will be announced on March 27, and awards will be given out in May.