2012 MID-ATLANTIC EMMY® AWARDS PRESENTED IN PHILADELPHIA
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 http://www.natasmid-atlantic.org.
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, http://www.natasmid-atlantic.org, for information about membership benefits and programs. Follow us on Twitter: @EmmyMidAtlantic