NBC10 Philadelphia/Telemundo 62 and WQED Multimedia led the chapter with 11 awards each
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) tonight presented the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards during a ceremony held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. A total of 83 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards were awarded in 79 categories as the sold-out audience of more than 650 regional television industry professionals and their guests gathered for the 36th annual event. The awards honor excellence in television news, programming and individual achievement in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and parts of Ohio and West Virginia.
NBC10 Philadelphia/Telemundo 62 and WQED Multimedia led the night with 11 Emmy® awards each. CBS3 received four awards including Continuing Coverage, Business/Consumer News Feature or Series and two individual achievement awards for Henry Rosoff, Outstanding Features/Human Interest Reporter, and Brad Nau, Outstanding News Photographer. Iris Delgado of NBC10 Philadelphia/Telemundo 62 took home the award forOutstanding News Anchor and History Making Productions, NBC Sports Philadelphia, KDKA-TV, and WTAE-TV all received four Emmy® awards. Telemundo 62 received the Outstanding Evening Newscast – Larger Markets award for “Telemundo 62 at 6” and CBS21 was awarded the Outstanding Evening Newscast in a medium TV market. WPSU Penn State brought home the coveted Overall Excellence Emmy® which is a station award given to the general manager.
Some of the highlights from the award show included KDKA-TV’s Feature News Report “Glory Bound Gym” and WTAE’s Team Coverage on “Search for a Killer”. WTAE also received acknowledgement for Outstanding Morning Newscast in a larger market while WGAL-TV brought home the Emmy in the same category for a medium market.
Well-known news personalities from across the region assisted with award presentations, including Matt Maisel from WPMT 43, A.J. Donatoni from WBRE, Roberto Vinces from WFMZ, and Rosemary Connors from NBC10 Philadelphia. Cassie Semyon from Temple University, aka the NBC News intern turned #GoBlueDressGo internet sensation, made a special appearance to help present this year’s awards.
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter also inducted seven television professionals into the Silver Circle Society, an honor society that recognizes significant contributions by individuals in the broadcast industry for 25 years or more. This year’s inductees included Bill Wallace, lead photographer at WPSU Penn State; Mark Hiller, anchor, reporter, and producer at WBRE in Wilkes-Barre; Kim Lemon, news anchor at WGAL in Lancaster; Chris Moore, host/producer with WQED, PCNC and KDKA Radio; Sue Serio, Good Day Philadelphia weather anchor at Fox29 in Philadelphia; Ray Tipton, producer and director at NBC Sports in Philadelphia; and James DePury, retired news director atWPMT in York and WBRE in Wilkes-Barre.
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter also awarded eight College Student Awards for Excellence in College Production in eight categories. Students honored in these categories received a certificate and their institution received a Crystal Pillar award. Temple University’s TUTV led the night with five awards including Outstanding Student Production and Talent. Shippensburg University took home two awards for Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs and Sports – Live Event and Drexel University took home an award for Long Form Production. The college production awards are intended to be an incentive for the > continued pursuit of excellence by those studying media and journalism and to focus public attention on outstanding > cultural, educational, technological, entertainment, news and informational > achievements by undergraduate college students.
The presentation of the Emmy® is intended to serve as an incentive for the ongoing pursuit of excellence for those working in the television industry and to focus public attention on outstanding cultural, educational, technological, entertainment and news achievements in television.
A complete list of 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award winners follows, is attached, and is available atwww.natasmid-atlantic.org.
About NATAS Mid-Atlantic
Mid-Atlantic NATAS is a non-profit, professional association with more than 700 members in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware representing more than 32 television stations, numerous cable companies and programmers, as well as independent producers, production facilities and educational institutions. Please visit the website, www.natasmid-atlantic.org, for information about membership benefits and programs.