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Michele Tafoya, the long-time sideline reporter for NFL games, was named Outstanding Sports Personality -- Reporter at Monday's 40th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York City. Tafoya previously won in the same category in 2012 and 2014. She has been nominated seven times.

Tafoya, who also co-hosts KQRS's "The Tom Barnard Show" and still calls Minnesota home, was not present at the event. NBC's "Sunday Night Football" executive producer Fred Gaudelli, accepting on her behalf, said she had family matters that conflict with the event.

"Michele is a mom first, a sports reporter second," he said.

It was a big night for NBC, which took home six Emmys, tying it with ESPN for the most wins.