Monthly Archives: September 2012

Excited For Sunday Night

Excited for Sunday night TV!

The Good Wife
Family Guy
Oprah’s Next Chapter – Stephen Colbert
Real Housewives of NJ-  Reunion Part 1
Giants vs. Eagles
666 Park Avenue
Behind the Music – Carrie Underwood

Eagles on Sunday Night Football

From NBC:

NEW YORK – Sept. 25, 2012 – Eli Manning and the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants travel to Philadelphia to take on Michael Vick and the NFC East rival Eagles on Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins Sunday with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET.

Both teams enter this important NFC East matchup at 2-1. The Giants look to keep the momentum going and capitalize on their two game win streak, as the Eagles try to rebound after a difficult loss last week in Arizona.

Calling Giants-Eagles is six-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 27th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 13-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for outstanding event analyst in each of his three seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, who, last year in her first season with SNF, won the inaugural Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Reporter.

Football Night in America is hosted by 23-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. Costas will be joined on site by Michaels and Collinsworth and two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward.

Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC’s Studio 8G at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday night. Patrick is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Peter King of Sports Illustrated, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network and Carolyn Manno will report from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., on the Saints-Packers game.


Happy Anniversary WIP and Comcast SportsNet

WIP celebrates its 25th anniversary as a sports station and Comcast SportsNet celebrates its 15th year on the air this month.

New Book From Former Philly Radio Executive

Former WIP program director, Bob Russo is the author of the new book Waiting For The ’32.

List of Emmy Winners

2012 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Recipients


1- Newscast – Evening- Larger Markets (markets #1-38)

“Channel 11 News 11 at 11: Paterno, Spanier Fired”- WPXI-TV
Michael Goldrick, News Director
Julie Fine, Reporter
Courtney Brennan, Reporter
Debora Gaita, Executive Producer
Kelly Eschberger, Producer


2- Newscast – Evening- Medium Markets (markets 39 & smaller)

“69 News at 10:30”- WFMZ-TV

Miranda Villei, Producer

Janelle Hill, Senior Producer

Rob Vaughn, Anchor

Wendy Davis, Anchor


3- Newscast- Morning

“Channel 11 Morning News: PSU Riots”- WPXI-TV

Michael Goldrick, News Director

Maureen Feltz, Producer


4- General Assignment Report- Within 24 Hours

“Rally at Joe Pa’s House”- KDKA-TV

David Highfield, Reporter

Dave Colabine, Photographer

Steve Willing, Photographer


5- Team Coverage

“Western Psych Shooting”- WPXI-TV

Michael Goldrick, News Director


6- Spot News

“Hospital Shooting Rampage”- KDKA-TV

Anne Linaberger, News Director


7- Continuing Coverage- No Time Limit

“Flooding of 2011”- WGAL-TV

John Mason, Executive Producer


“Penn State Continuing Coverage”- NBC Philadelphia

Rosemary Connors, Reporter

Katy Zachry, Reporter

Brad Berner, Photographer

Matthew Pantaleno, Photographer

Brian Wasilauski, Photographer

Justin Pizzi, Reporter

LuAnn Cahn, Reporter




8- Investigative Report- Single Story or Series

“Check In At Your Own Risk”- CBS3

Ben Simmoneau, Reporter

Andrea Korff, Photographer

Joan Sill, Producer

Mike Henry, Editor


9- Feature News Report

“Storage Battles”- KDKA-TV

David Highfield, Reporter

Ian Smith, Photographer


10- Feature News Report -Serious Feature

“Venomous Snakes for Sale”- FOX29

Gary Scurka, Senior Investigative Producer

Sean Bernard, Photographer/Editor


11- Feature News Report- Series

“Susan’s Story”- KDKA-TV

Ken Rice, Anchor

Ian Smith, Photographer

Michael Challik, Photographer


12- Arts/Entertainment Program Feature/Segment

“State of the Arts: Steve Tobin”- PCK Media

Eric Schultz, Producer/Director/Writer

Joseph Conlon, Owner/Director of Photography


13- Arts Program/Special

“Pittsburgh is Art!”- WQED Multimedia

Pierina Morelli, Producer


14- Business/Consumer – News Feature or Series

“Sticker Shock”- CBS3

Jim Donovan, Producer

Jennifer Coleman, Producer

Mike Henry, Producer

Andrea Korff, News/Special Projects Photographer

Terence Brownley, News Photographer


15- Children/Youth/Teen (19 and under)- Program or Special

“Cosmo’s World II – Water”- eMediaWorks

Teri Haddad, Producer

Brandon Pousley, Editor

Scott Paul, Director







16- Crime News- Single Story or Series

“The Murder of the Rabbi’s Wife”- NBC Philadelphia

Edward Dress, Investigative Producer

Harry Hairston, Investigative Reporter

Michael Hickey, Video Editor

Steve Gresham, Photographer

Matt Pantaleno, Photographer


17- Education/Schools – News Single Story or Series

“Bully Teacher?”- NBC Philadelphia

Edward Dress, Investigative Producer

Harry Hairston, Investigative Reporter

Michael Hickey, Video Editor

Kristen Catalanotto, Photographer

Greg Durgin, Video Journalist

Michael Hurst, Video Editor


18- Education/Schools Program Feature or Segment

“Roboclass: Reconnecting a Homebound Student”- WQED Multimedia

Maria Kakay, Producer

David Cohen, Editor


19- Education/Schools- Program/Special

“Pitch Perfect”- WQED Multimedia

Minette Seate, Senior Producer


20- Entertainment- Program/Special

“American Beer Blogger – Pilot”- Green Leaf Productions, Inc

Rudy Vegliante, Producer/Director

John T. Wright, Director/Editor


21- Environment/Science – News Single Story or Series

“Drilling Dangers”- WPXI-TV

Mike Goldrick, News Director

Tim Holomon, Photographer/Editor


22- Health- News Single Story or Series

“Do You Know Your Doctor?” – CBS3

Stephanie Stahl, Reporter/Writer

Ellen Czajkowski, Producer

Andrea Korff, Photographer

Danielle Dolan, Editor


23- Health/Environment/Science- Program Feature/Segment

“Melissa Pihos”- Eagles Television Network

Douglas Interrante, Producer/Editor

Eric Long, Producer





24- Health/Environment/Science – Program/Special

“The Race to Save Pennsylvania’s Bats”- WQED Multimedia

Gina Catanzarite, Producer

David Cohen, Editor

David Forstate, Videographer

Glenn Syska, Videographer

Paul Ruggieri, Videographer


25- Historic/Cultural Program Feature/Segment

“Wilt’s Perfect Number”- Comcast SportsNet

Brad Nau, Producer

Justin Krapf, Editor


26- Historic/Cultural Program/Special

“Cresson: Remembering Life at the San”- WQED Multimedia

David Solomon, Producer/Writer

Paul Ruggieri, Photojournalist


“Remembering 9/11: Ten Years Later”- CBS3

Rich Edwards, Executive Producer

Susan Barnett, Anchor

Chris May, Anchor


27- Human Interest – News Feature

“The Trick Shot Artist”- WHP CBS21

Jason Bristol, Sports Director

Justin Raub, Photojournalist


“Compassion Project” WTAE-TV

Alexandra Bongiorno, News Director

Wendy Bell, News Anchor

Michael Lazorko, Editor


28- Human Interest Program Feature/Segment

“Harvey… by the Numbers”- Comcast SportsNet

Brad Nau, Producer


29- Human Interest Program/Special

“2011 Challenger Exhibition Game”- WVIA-TV

Ben Payavis, Producer/Director

Tom Curra, Senior VP/Executive Producer

A. William Kelly, Executive Producer

Kathryn Davies, Producer


30- Politics/Government- News Single Story or Series

“Welfare Red Tape”- WGAL-TV

Matt Belanger, Reporter

Thomas Knier, Photojournalist


“Inmates on Unemployment” – WHP CBS21

Chris Papst, Reporter

31- Sports- News Single Story or Series

“Manheim Magic: A Local Girl Inspires Community Through Basketball”- Blue Ridge Cable Communications

Jacquie Franciulli, Reporter/Photographer


32- Sports- Program Feature/Segment

“The Boys of BP”- Comcast SportsNet

Brad Nau, Producer


33- Sports- Daily Program or Sportscast

“Toyota SportsNite”- Comcast SportsNet

Rob Kuestner, Assistant News Director

Michelle Murray, VP- News Programming

Michael Mulhern, Show Producer

Rob Michel, Producer

William Markel, Director

Pat Devlin, Assignment Editor

Lisa Hillary, Anchor


34- Sports- Program Series

“The Players Show”- Eagles Television Network

Douglas Interrante, Producer

Bryan Thomas, Producer

Kiel Leggere, Editor/Designer


35- Sports- Program One-Time Special

“Bringing Harry Home”- Wipe Out Productions

Scott Graham, Executive Producer

Dave Petrelius, Producer

Curtis Albucher, Videographer/Editor


“Flyered Up For The Winter Classic”- NBC Philadelphia

Colin Macaulay, Producer

Matthew Maiorano, Photographer/Editor

Tim Furlong, Reporter

Jason Ryan, Photographer

Derek Robinson, Graphic Artist


36- Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited Program/Special/Series

“Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs 7/8/11”- ROOT Sports TV

Douglas Johnson, Executive Producer

Pete Toma, Director

Andy Kosco, Producer

Adam Elmore, Tape AD

Jason Steele, Associate Producer


“Philadelphia International Cycling Championship”- Comcast SportsNet

Shawn P. Oleksiak, Senior Executive Producer

Scott Faccenda, Vice President Operations

Brian McLendon, Production Manager

Nicola Marchetta, Broadcast Director

37- Documentary

“Remembering The Scranton Sirens”- WVIA-TV

Gregory Matkosky, Creative Director

Thomas M. Curra, Executive Producer

Andrew Sordoni, Executive Producer

Kris Hendrickson, Producer/Editor

A. William Kelly, President

Kathryn Davies, Producer

Ben Payavis, Producer


38- Interview/Discussion Program/Special

“Due Process – Justice Breyer: On Democracy”- NJN Public Television

Sandra King, Producer/Co-host

Tania Ivanova, Associate Producer

John Farmer, Executive Producer

Raymond Brown, Co-host

Peter Troost, Lighting Director

Joseph Conlon, Director of Photography


39- Interview/Discussion Series

“Due Process Composite”- Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Sandra King, Producer/Co-host

Tania Ivanova, Associate Producer

Raphael Caprio, Executive Producer

John Farmer, Executive Producer

Raymond Brown, Co-host

Joseph Conlon, Director of Photography/Technical Manager

Patricia Scannella, Floor Director


40- Magazine Program/Special

“The Scene – Eastern State Penitentiary”- NBC Philadelphia

Eileen Matthews, Producer/Writer

Lauren Bacigalupi, Executive Producer

Brendan Conway, Camera/Photographer

Paul Quimby, Camera/Photographer

Michelle Grossman, Host

Vince Lattanzio, Host


41- Public/Current/Community Affairs Feature/Segment

“Chad Lewis at Mt Kilimanjaro”- Eagles Television Network

Joseph Helder, Senior Producer

Eric Long, Producer

Mike O’Connor, Editor


42- Public/Current/Community Affairs Program/Special

“Open For Business”- WGAL-TV

Jere Gish, Reporter





43- Special Event Coverage- Live (other than News or Sports)

“Celebrate 2012: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Special”- CBS3

Joseph Kern, Director

Jim Spering, Chief Photographer

Christopher Brady, News Operations Supervisor


44- Promotion- News and Program and PSA- Single Spot

“Phillies Aces”- Comcast SportsNet

Eugenia Krug, Creative Director

Matthew Hess, Writer/Producer


45- Promotion- News and Program and PSA- Campaign

“The Online Coach for”- Comcast SportsNet

Eugenia Krug, Creative Director

Cynthia Weiss, VP Marketing

Kimberly Stewart, Marketing Director


46- Commercial – Single Spot

“You’ll Understand”- Take One Productions

Kevin Martorana, Director

John Morrison, Director of Photography

Bob Greenberg, Graphic Artist


47- Station Excellence


Raymond Carter, General Manager


48- News Excellence

“Eyewitness News”- CBS3

Susan Schiller, News Director


49- Community Service

“Facing Cancer Together”- WITF-TV

Kathleen Pavelko, President & CEO

Cara Williams Fry, Sr. VP & Chief Content Officer

Katie Carpenter, Interactive Producer

Mitchell Mathias,Video Edit Manager


50- Musical Composition/Arrangement

Jamie Peck, WQED Multimedia


51- Director

Douglas Interrante, Eagles Television Network


52- Editor-Program

Justin Krapf, Comcast SportsNet


53- Editor- Short Form

Dana Heberling, Eagles Television Network



54- Editor- News

Mike Henry, CBS3


55- Graphic Arts/Animation

Dana Heberling, Eagles Television Network


56- On-Camera Talent – Anchor – News

Chris May, CBS3


57- On-Camera Talent – Anchor – Weather

Kathy Orr, CBS3


58- On-Camera Talent – Anchor- Sports

Jason Bristol, WHP CBS21


59- On-Camera Talent – Program Host/Moderator

Walter Staib, Multi Media Productions


60- On-Camera Talent- Reporter- Features/Human Interest

Wendy Bell, WTAE-TV


61- On-Camera Talent- Reporter- General Assignment

Walt Hunter, CBS3


62- On-Camera Talent- Reporter- Specialty Assignment

Stephanie Stahl, CBS3

Jim Donovan, CBS3


63- On-Camera Talent- Reporter- Sports

Chris Fischer, WHP CBS21


64- On-Camera Talent- Sports Analyst/Play-by-Play

Marc Zumoff, Comcast SportsNet

Mick Moninghoff, Sports Traditions Network


65- Photographer- Program

Douglas Interrante, Eagles Television Network


66- Photographer- News

Eric Heisler, WHTM abc27


67- Video Essay (Single Camera Only)

Matthew Maiorano, NBC Philadelphia


69- Writer- Program

Neal Slotkin, Comcast SportsNet



70- Writer- News/Commentary/Short Form

Walt Hunter, CBS3




71a- College Production Newscast

“Academy of Natural Sciences”- Drexel University/DUTV

Alexa Fuentes- Associate Producer

Ian Jabour- B Unit Photography

Sam Moskowitz- Gaffer

Dennis Mullen- Audio

Courtney Thomas- Talent, Associate Producer

Maria Papadakis- Talent, Associate Producer

Chelsea O’Rourke- DP/Editor


71b- College Production- News: General Assignment

“Neumann University: Uniquely Personal”- Neumann University

Cortney Brooks, Producer/Photographer

Athena Thompson, Editor

Katie Orr, Producer/Photographer

Michele Furgeson, Writer

Crystal Bianchi, Writer

Megan Scott, Writer

Karen Thomas, CMA Instructor


71c- College Production- Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs

“Three Students, Three Expressions of Art at Moravian College”- Moravian College

Brittany Garzillo, Writer/Reporter/Producer

Emily Cohen, Executive Producer/Editor/Director of Photography


71d- College Production- Sports

“Red Raider Goes For Gold”- Shippensburg University

Brandon Bubba Smith, Multimedia Journalist


71e-College Student Production- Public Affairs/Community Service

“Camden: The Forgotten City”- Neumann University

Casey Jones, Producer

Dan Angelo, Photographer/Editor

Amy Cockerhill, Writer

Karen Thomas, CMA Instructor


71f- College Student Production- Long Form: Fiction/Non-Fiction

“Study Away: South Africa”- Temple University/TUTV

Lauren Hertzler, Producer

Mid-Atlantic Emmys Report



CBS3 leads Mid-Atlantic chapter with 13 awards

(PHILADELPHIA) – Marking 30 years of broadcasting excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) tonight presented the 2012Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards during ceremonies at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia. Presented by Comcast/NBCUniversal, a total of 77 Emmy® Awards were awarded in 69 categories as the audience of more than 400 regional TV industry professionals gathered for the annual festivities celebrating outstanding achievement in television news, programming and individual achievement in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Mike Jerrick, the current host of FOX 29’s “Good Day” morning show, served as host for the evening’s ceremony.

NBC News President Steve Capus received the prestigious Board of Governors’ Award. Capus, who began his journalism career in Philadelphia more than 25 years ago, was recognized with the prestigious award for his career longevity, lifetime achievements and significant contributions to the television industry.

Well-known news personalities from across the region assisted with award presentations, including Comcast SportsNet’s John Boruk, CBS3’s Ben Simmoneau, WHTM’s Dennis Owens,WGAL’s Ron Martin, WPXI’s Courtney Brennan, WFMZ’s Jaccii Farris, WTAE’s Mike Harvey and NBC10’s Katy Zachry, among others. Music was provided by Be Jolly Music.

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter also awarded six College Student Awards for Excellence in College Production. Students honored in these categories received a certificate and their institution received a Crystal Pillar award. 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 2012 Emmy® Award winners follows and is online at

Blue Ridge Cable Comm. (Lehighton, PA) 1

CBS3 (Phila, PA) 13

Comcast SportsNet (Phila, PA)​ 10

Eagles Television Network (Phila, PA) 7

eMediaWorks (Center Valley, PA) 1

Greenleaf Productions, Inc. (Easton, PA) 1

KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh, PA) 4

Multi Media Productions (Langhorne, PA) 1

NBC Philadelphia 6

NJN Public Television (Trenton, NJ) 1

PCK Media (Trenton, NJ)​ 1

ROOT Sports TV (Pittsburgh, PA)​ 1

Rutgers, The State University of NJ​ 1

Sports Traditions Network (Emmaus, PA) 1

Take One Productions (Lancaster, PA)​ 1

WFMZ-TV (Allentown, PA) 1

WGAL-TV (Lancaster, PA) 3

WHP CBS21 (Harrisburg, PA) 4

WHTM-TV (Harrisburg, PA) 1

Wipe Out Productions (West Berlin, NJ)​ 1

WITF-TV (Harrisburg, PA) 1

WPXI-TV (Pittsburgh, PA) 5

WQED Multimedia (Pittsburgh, PA) 6

WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh, PA) 2

WTXF- FOX29 (Phila, PA) 1

WVIA-TV (Pittston, PA)​ 2

College Production Student Awards for Excellence

Temple University/TUTV (Phila., PA) 1 Drexel University/DUTV (Phila, PA) ​ 1

Neumann University (Aston, PA)​ 2​ Moravian College (Bethlehem, PA)​ 1

Shippensburg Univ. (Cumberland County, PA) 1

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About NATAS Mid-Atlantic

Mid-Atlantic NATAS is a non-profit, professional association with 650 members in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware representing more than 27 television stations, numerous cable companies and programmers, as well as independent producers, production facilities and educational institutions. Please visit the Web site,, for information about membership benefits and programs. Follow us on Twitter: @EmmyMidAtlantic

Salute to NFL Films Founder Steve Sabol

From The NFL Network:

This Sunday, a feature on Steve Sabol that will air on NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Morning. NFL Network conducted new interviews with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, former head coach Bill Parcells and director Peter Berg to discuss the impact Steve had on football and Hollywood. All of these interviews were conducted yesterday and today.

 Brady, Belichick and Parcells were selected for this feature because Steve’s final interview was with Tom Brady; Steve personally got Bill Belichick to wear a wire for an entire season for A Football Life; Bill Parcells and Steve had a long relationship with dating back to their college days when they played each other in football. Peter Berg  reflects on a fellow director, filmmaker, and storyteller.

The music and footage in the piece will be from NFL Films, a tribute to the institution Steve helped create.

Ellen Holding Off Katie So Far

In their first week of battle at 3 p.m., Ellen (NBC10) beat Katie (6ABC) in the ratings. That is the same trend nationwide.  The Doctors (CBS3) and Judge Judy (Fox29) tied for third place.

Facebook Group to Bring Back TV News Personality

There is a Facebook group – Bring Back Stacey Stauffer to Philadelphia TV.  Stauffer was released from NBC10 news a few weeks ago.