Alexi Lalas (right) with Rob Stone.
Lalas joined Fox Sports from ESPN in January 2015. He had been ESPN's lead studio analyst for the network’s coverage of the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups. He will
be part of the studio team in Russia for the 2018 World Cup.
Others nominated included three baseball analysts (Al Leiter, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci) and football analyst Michael Strahan. All work for Fox Sports or MLB Network or both.
NBC Sports' Premier League coverage was nominated in the technical team studio category.
Four of the five nominees for outstanding on-air personality in Spanish are known primarily for their soccer work: Andres Cantor and Sammy Sadovnik of Telemundo and Jose Ramon Fernandez and Jorge Ramos of ESPN Deportes.
Three soccer shows -- Futbol Central (Univision Deportes), Futbol Picante (ESPN Deportes) and La Liga Premier (Telemundo) -- are up for a Sports Emmy for the outstanding studio show in Spanish.