WQED-TV Awards and Accolades: 2020

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December 5, 2020

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation has recognized WQED with five wins in the 32nd annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards, honoring print, broadcast, photography, and online journalism coverage of the African American and African Diaspora communities of Western Pennsylvania.

WQED’s Robert L. Vann Media Award Winners, 2020

Arts/Entertainment
“Alisha B. Wormsley: Art & Humanity”
Anne Casper and Andrew Holman

Documentary
“Serving Time, Too”
Beth Dolinar, Paul Ruggieri, Dave Forstate

News Feature
Here Lies...”
Nathalie Berry, Amy Grove, Zak Boyle, Harold Hayes

Public Affairs/Politics/Government
“The State of Black Pittsburgh 2019”
Minette Seate, Christopher T. Moore, Lisa Washington, Rebecca Jean Born

Sports
USS Cunningham: The Biggest Fight of My Life”
Brian Cook and Zak Boyle

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September 19, 2020

WQED scored 12 wins during the first ever virtual Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy® Awards ceremony tonight. The honors included the coveted Community Service Emmy® and the station’s fifth Emmy® for Overall Excellence, a record in that category among stations in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

WQED’s Emmy Winners, 2020

Education/Schools - Program Feature/Segment
“The Hunger Lesson”
Beth Dolinar, Producer 
David Forstate, Photographer 

Entertainment - Program/Special
“All the Marbles” 
Beth Dolinar, Producer 
Zak Boyle, Producer/Photographer/Editor 

Health/Science/Environment - Program Feature/Segment 
 The Air That We Breathe”
Ash Warren, Producer/Photographer 
Iris Samson, Producer 
Amy Grove, Editor 

Health/Science/Environment - Program/Special
“The Long Shadow of Childhood Trauma”
Beth Dolinar, Producer 
Paul Ruggieri, Editor/Photographer 
David Forstate, Director of Photography 
Amy Grove, Editor

Historic/Cultural – Program Feature/Segment 
“A Crowning Achievement”
Annette Banks, Producer/Editor
Ash Warren, Photographer

Historic/Cultural - Program/Special
“The Good Fight”
Minette Seate, Producer 
Christopher T Moore, Producer      

Human Interest - Program/Special
“Homecoming: Sgt. Hamilton’s Long Journey”
David Solomon, Producer 
Paul Ruggieri, Editor 
David Forstate, Photographer 
Michael Bartley, Narrator 
Zak Boyle, Field Producer 
Amy Grove, Field Producer 

Societal Concerns Program- Feature/Segment
Life After Hate” 
Beth Dolinar, Producer 

Ride to Rescue”
Nathalie Berry, Producer 
Amy Grove, Editor/Photographer 
Andrew Holman, Photographer 
Michael Bartley, Narrator 

Community Service 
 “Serving Time, Too” 
Beth Dolinar, Producer 

Overall Excellence
“WQED Multimedia”
Deborah Acklin, President & CEO

Talent – Reporter – Features/Human Interest
Beth Dolinar
(Reporting Compilation)

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September 3, 2020

The Golden Quill Award winners were announced tonight during a virtual ceremony, and WQED is honored to have received 12 awards - a new station record. The honors included two "Best of Show" honors for overall excellence in broadcast journalism and video, and wins in the “Documentary” and “Multi-Platform Project” categories.

Additionally, the Golden Quill Awards honored Chris Moore with the 2020 President's Award in lifetime achievement, presented annually by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania.

WQED’s Golden Quill Awards, 2020

Documentary
“The Great Ride: Landmarks Along the Trail”
WQED Production Team

News Feature
“Light in My City”
Anne Casper, Ash Warren

Medical/Health
The Long Shadow of Childhood Trauma”
Beth Dolinar, Amy Grove, Dave Forstate

History/Culture
Homecoming: Sgt. Hamilton’s Long Journey”
David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri, Paula Zetter

Arts/Entertainment
Visible”
Anne Casper, Andrew Holman

Lifestyle
“Drop by Drop”
Annette Banks, Anne Casper, Aidan McGarvey

Sports
“USS Cunningham: The Biggest Fight of My Life”
Brian Cook, Zak Boyle

Profile
“My Interview with Fred"
Rick Sebak, Anne Casper, Kevin Conrad

Video Essay
“Celebrating Cornbread”
Dave Forstate

Multi-Platform Project
Serving Time, Too”
Beth Dolinar, David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri

Best of Show: Video
Celebrating Cornbread”
Dave Forstate

Best of Show: Broadcast Journalism
The Great Ride: Landmarks Along the Trail”
WQED Production Team

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August 5, 2020

WQED was honored this evening with 30 Regional Emmy® Award Nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter, including the coveted categories of Overall Excellence as well as Community Service, which garnered nods for two station community projects, "Future Jobs" and "Serving Time, Too."


WQED’s EmmNominations, 2020
 

Arts/Entertainment- Program Feature/Segment
Painting with Light”
Andrew Holman, Producer 
Anne Casper, Producer ­

Pittsburgh Circus”
Aidan McGarvey, Producer 

 Arts Program/Special
“En Pointe: Black Dancers, Black History”
Gina Catanzarite, Producer 
Amy Grove, Editor/Photographer 
David Forstate, Photographer 
Ash Warren, Photographer 
Anna Singer, Narrator 

Education/Schools- Program Feature/Segment 
The Hunger Lesson”
Beth Dolinar, Producer 
David Forstate, Photographer                               

Education/Schools- Program/Special 
iQ smartparent: Inspiring Pre-School Scientists”
Gina Catanzarite, Producer 
Lisa Washington, Narrator 

Entertainment- Program/Special 
 My Interview with Fred”
Rick Sebak, Producer 
Anne Casper, Editor 
Kevin Conrad, Editor 

All the Marbles”
Beth Dolinar, Producer 
Zak Boyle, Producer/Photographer/Editor 

Health/Science/Environment- Program Feature/Segment 
 The Air That We Breathe”
Ash Warren, Producer/Photographer 
Iris Samson, Producer 
Amy Grove, Editor             

Health/Science/Environment- Program/Special
The Long Shadow of Childhood Trauma” 
Beth Dolinar, Producer 
Paul Ruggieri, Editor/Photographer 
David Forstate, Director of Photography 
Amy Grove, Editor                          

Historic/Cultural– Program Feature/Segment 
A Pearl Harbor Story: Remembering at Age 101”
Anne Casper, Producer/Photographer/Editor 
Andrew Holman, Sound Editor 

A Crowning Achievement”
Annette Banks, Producer/Editor 
Ash Warren, Photographer 

Historic/Cultural- Program/Special 
The Good Fight” 
Minette Seate, Producer
Christopher T Moore, Producer    

Human Interest- Program Feature/Segment 
 “The Braddock Piano”
Anne Casper, Producer/Photographer/Editor 
Andrew Holman, Audio Engineer                

Human Interest- Program/Special 
Homecoming: Sgt. Hamilton’s Long Journey”
David Solomon, Producer 
Paul Ruggieri, Editor 
David Forstate, Photographer 
Michael Bartley, Narrator 
Zak Boyle, Field Producer 
Amy Grove, Field Producer 

Interview/Discussion Program/Special 
iQ smartparent: Teen Suicide: Getting Help & Finding Hope”
Gina Catanzarite, Producer 
Rebecca Jean Born, Director 
Annette Banks, Associate Producer 
Darryl Ford Williams, Vice President of Content 

The State of Black Pittsburgh 2019”
Minette Seate, Producer 
Rebecca Jean Born, Director 
Christopher T. Moore, Host 
Lisa Washington, Host 
Darryl Ford Williams, Vice President of Content 

Lifestyle Program- Feature/Segment 
Drop By Drop”
Annette Banks, Producer/Photographer/Editor 
Aidan McGarvey, Photographer 

Colony Café”
Aidan McGarvey, Producer/Photographer 

Handmade Hearts” 
Anne Casper, Producer/Photographer/Editor 

Public/Current/Community Affairs Program- Feature/Segment 
Light In My City” 
Anne Casper, Producer/Photographer/Editor 
Ash Warren, Photographer 

At Home, At Last”
David Solomon, Producer 
Amy Grove, Editor 

Public/Current/Community Affairs- Program/Special 
Serving Time, Too”
Beth Dolinar, Producer 
Paul Ruggieri, Editor 
David Forstate, Director of Photography 

Societal Concerns Program- Feature/Segment
“Life After Hate”
Beth Dolinar, Producer 

Ride to Rescue”
Nathalie Berry, Producer 
Amy Grove, Editor/Photographer 
Andrew Holman, Photographer 
Michael Bartley, Narrator 

Overall Excellence
“WQED Multimedia”
Deborah Acklin, President & CEO 

Community Service 
Serving Time, Too”
Beth Dolinar, Producer 

Future Jobs Initiative”
Darryl Ford Williams, Vice President of Content 

Editor- Program
Aidan McGarvey
(Editing Compilation) 

Talent – Reporter – Features/Human Interest
Beth Dolinar
(Reporting Compilation)

Writer
David Solomon
(Homecoming: Sgt. Hamilton’s Long Journey

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April 20, 2020

WQED has been recognized with 26 finalist designations in the 2020 Golden Quill Awards. Sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the competition honors journalism excellence in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia. Congratulations to the finalists.

 

WQED’s Golden Quill Awards Finalists, 2020

Enterprise/Investigative
“Serving Time, Too”
Beth Dolinar, Paul Ruggieri, Dave Forstate

Documentary
“The Great Ride: Landmarks Along the Trail”
WQED Production Team


Public Affairs/Politics/Government
“Our Compelling Interests: Out of Many Faiths”
Jill Neely, Rebecca Jean Born, Lisa Washington

Public Affairs/Politics/Government

Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Community Forum”
David Solomon, Rebecca Jean Born, Lisa Washington

News Feature
“Light in My City”
Anne Casper, Ash Warren

Traditional Feature
“Tyrion’s Tale”
Nathalie Berry, Amy Grove, Zak Boyle

Traditional Feature
“Body of Work”
Gina Catanzarite, Amy Grove, Zak Boyle

Business/Technology/Consumer
“Future Jobs: The Digital Series”
Richard Capaldi, Ryne DeCaprio

Business/Technology/Consumer

Just a Minute: Tech and Trending in Pittsburgh”
WQED Digital Production Team

Medical/Health
“The Long Shadow of Childhood Trauma”
Beth Dolinar, Amy Grove, Dave Forstate

Science/Environment
“Straw Forward”
Annette Banks, Ash Warren

Science/Environment

STREAM Girls”
Gina Catanzarite, Amy Grove, Glenn Syska

History/Culture
“Here Lies…”
Nathalie Berry, Amy Grove, Zak Boyle

History/Culture

Homecoming: Sgt. Hamilton’s Long Journey”
David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri, Paula Zetter

 Arts/Entertainment
“Building the Festival of Trees”
Annette Banks, Ash Warren, Amy Grove

 Arts/Entertainment
Visible”
Anne Casper, Andrew Holman

Lifestyle
“Drop By Drop”
Annette Banks, Anne Casper, Aidan McGarvey

Lifestyle
Pittsburgh Eats”
WQED Digital Production Team

Lifestyle
“My Seven Weeks in Magee”
Rick Sebak, Frank Caloiero, Aidan McGarvey

Education
“Time Out: Talking With Students About Opioids”
Beth Dolinar, Frank Caloiero, Aidan McGarvey

Education
“Future Jobs: Growing Our Region’s Workforce”
Iris Samson, Frank Caloiero, Dave Forstate

Sports
“USS Cunningham: The Biggest Fight of My Life”
Brian Cook, Zak Boyle

Sports
“All the Marbles”
Beth Dolinar, Zak Boyle

Profile
“My Interview With Fred”
Rick Sebak, Anne Casper, Kevin Conrad

Video Essay
“Celebrating Cornbread”
Dave Forstate

Multi-Platform Project

Serving Time, Too”
Beth Dolinar, David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri

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January 29, 2020

The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters announced its PAB Award winners today. Two WQED productions were honored.

WQED’s PAB Winners, 2020

Outstanding Public Affairs Program
"Homecoming: Sgt. Hamilton's Long Journey”
David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri, Paula Zetter

Outstanding Judges' Merit Award
"Friends and Neighbors"
Minette Seate, Frank Caloiero