Gary Lang, Emmy-Winning Producer for Fox Sports, Dies at 53

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Gary Lang

He worked on Super Bowls, World Series games and 'Fox NFL Sunday' during his 14 years with the division.

Gary Lang, a prolific producer who won 17 Emmy Awards while at work for Fox Sports, died April 21 of natural causes at his home in Redondo Beach, California, his family said. He was 53. 

Lang, who attended Cal State Northridge, started his career in 1991 in the CBS Sports tape vault, eventually becoming a segment producer for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Later that year, he moved from New York to Los Angeles as part of the production team that launched Fox Sports' inaugural NFL season, rising from broadcast associate to vp special projects while with the network from 1994-2008.  

Lang helped create the edgy look and style of Fox Sports; produced World Series, MLB All-Star Games, MLB on Fox, NFL on Fox and Fox NFL Sunday telecasts; and worked on innovative opening teases for America's biggest sporting events and programs, including Super Bowls, All-Madden Shows, NASCAR races and Bowl Championship Series games. 

More recently, Lang was a supervising producer for ESPN's Shifting Gears With Dale Earnhardt Jr. and produced Hell's Kitchen, Pros vs. JoesShaq Versus and various projects for the NFL Network. He also served from 2012-15 as vp production for the Tennis Channel.

Survivors include children Jessica and Noah and siblings Bill, Richard, Chris and Lisa.