WQED-TV Awards and Accolades: 2021

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January 12, 2022

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation has announced that WQED is being recognized with five awards in its 33rd annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards contest. The recognition honors excellence in journalism coverage of African American and African diaspora communities, individuals and issues for content produced during the calendar year 2020.

WQED’s Robert L. Vann Media Award Winners, 2021

Arts/Entertainment “En Point: Black Dancers, Black History”  Gina Catanzarite, Dave Forstate, Amy Grove, Ash Warren

Documentary “The Good Fight”  Minette Seate, Chris Moore, Amy Grove, Frank Caloiero, Dave Forstate

Enterprise/Investigative “Childhood Lost: The Adultification of African American Girls” Minette Seate, Amy Grove, Dave Forstate, Frank Caloiero, Paul Ruggieri, Darryl Ford Williams

Public Affairs/Politics/Government “VOICES”  Anne Casper, Nathalie Berry, Alisyn Blackwell, Ryne DeCaprio, Dave Forstate, Amy Grove, Aidan McGarvey, Paul Ruggieri

Science/Environment “The Air That We Breath" Iris Samson, Ash Warren, Amy Grove


September 24, 2021

WQED scored 6 wins during this year's Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy® Awards ceremony. The honors included the coveted Community Service Emmy® and the station’s sixth Emmy® for Overall Excellence, a record in that category among stations in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

WQED’s Emmy Winners, 2021

Overall Excellence WQED Multimedia Deborah Acklin, President & CEO Community Service Childhood Lost Project Minette Seate, Supervising Producer Arts/Entertainment – Short Form Content Keep Pittsburgh Dope Anne Casper, Producer/Videographer Aidan McGarvey, Videographer Ryne DeCaprio, Graphic Designer Education/Schools – Long Form Content SOS: Amusement Parks – Grades 5 & 6 Gina Catanzarite, Producer Annette Banks, Editor Historical/Cultural – Long Form Content An Unlikely Refuge: Surviving the Holocaust in Shanghai Iris Samson, Producer Frank Caloiero, Editor/Photographer David Forstate, Photographer Ilana Diamant, Researcher Lifestyle – Short Form Content August Wilson Park: “You plan right…” Annette Banks, Producer/Editor