WQED-TV Awards and Accolades: 2019

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May 29, 2019

Congratulations to the WQED team members honored with ten Golden Quill Awards, presented by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania. The Golden Quill Awards honor excellence in video, written and audio journalism as well as craft achievement in the media.

Ed King Memorial Award: Best of Show in Video Journalism

“Chris’s Room”
Beth Dolinar and Paul Ruggieri

Documentary
“Ink & Image: Tattoos That Heal”
Gina Catanzarite, Paul Ruggieri and Dave Forstate

Public Affairs/Politics/Government
“Midterm Matters”
Harold Hayes, Jill Neely and Dave Forstate

News Feature

“Chris’s Room”
Beth Dolinar and Paul Ruggieri

Traditional Feature

“Your Television Friend, Mister Rogers”
Beth Dolinar and Zak Boyle

Medical/Health

 “Stolen Years: Women, Caregivers & Alzheimer’s”
Nathalie Berry, Paul Ruggieri and Dave Forstate

Science/Environment

 “Downstream”
Gina Catanzarite, Glenn Syska and Zak Boyle

History/Culture

 “Service and Sacrifice”
Nathalie Berry, Paul Ruggieri and Dave Forstate

Lifestyle
“Meat Pittsburgh”

Rick Sebak, Kevin Conrad and Frank Caloiero

 Education

“A Story for All”
Minette Seate, Amy Grove and Alisyn Blackwell

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May 6, 2019

WQED has been honored with two PAB Awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

Outstanding Documentary (Large Market)

"A Beacon For Change: The Pittsburgh Courier Story"
Iris Samson, Harold Hayes, Paul Ruggieri, Dave Forstate

Outstanding Public Affairs Program (Large Market)

"...after war"
Zak Boyle, Alisyn Blackwell

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May 2, 2019

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation has announced the winners of the 2019 Robert L. Vann Media Awards. WQED is the recipient in three categories.

TV Documentary

"A Beacon For Change: The Pittsburgh Courier Story"
Iris Samson, Harold Hayes, Paul Ruggieri, Dave Forstate

TV Public Affairs

"The State of Black Pittsburgh 2018"
Minette Seate, Chris Moore, Lisa Washington, Rebecca Jean Born

TV Feature

"Service & Sacrifice"
Nathalie Berry, Paul Ruggieri, Dave Forstate

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April 23, 2019

WQED received 26 nominations in the 2019 Golden Quill Awards competition. Presented by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Quills honor excellence in video, written and audio journalism as well as craft achievement in the media.

Excellence in Video Journalism

Documentary

Authentic Lives
Minette Seate, Frank Caloiero and Walt Francis

Documentary
“Ink & Image: Tattoos That Heal”
Gina Catanzarite, Paul Ruggieri and Dave Forstate

Documentary
“... After War”
Zak Boyle, Alisyn Blackwell and David Solomon

Public Affairs/Politics/Government

“Hitting Home: Women, Families, Opioids”
David Solomon, Rebecca Jean Born and Lisa Washington

Public Affairs/Politics/Government

“Midterm Matters”
Harold Hayes, Jill Neely and Dave Forstate

Public Affairs/Politics/Government

 “The State of Black Pittsburgh 2018”
Minette Seate, Rebecca Jean Born and Christopher T. Moore

News Feature

“Chris’s Room”
Beth Dolinar and Paul Ruggieri

Traditional Feature

 “Your Television Friend, Mister Rogers”
Beth Dolinar and Zak Boyle

Traditional Feature

“And Both Shall Row ... My Love and I”
Beth Dolinar, Paul Ruggieri and Dave Forstate

Business/Technology/Consumer

“Night in the Woods”
Andrew Holman and Aidan McGarvey

Medical/Health

“Stolen Years: Women, Caregivers & Alzheimer’s”
Nathalie Berry, Paul Ruggieri and Dave Forstate

Science/Environment

“Downstream”
Gina Catanzarite, Glenn Syska and Zak Boyle

History/Culture

“Service and Sacrifice”
Nathalie Berry, Paul Ruggieri and Dave Forstate

History/Culture

“A Beacon for Change: The Pittsburgh Courier Story”
Iris Samson, Paul Ruggieri and Harold Hayes

History/Culture

“Never Forgotten”
Amy Grove, Iris Samson and Alisyn Blackwell

Arts/Entertainment

“The Imaginarium Imagined”
Alisyn Blackwell, Zak Boyle and Amy Grove

Arts/Entertainment

“Friends and Neighbors”
Minette Seate, Frank Caloiero and Dave Forstate

Lifestyle

 “Meat Pittsburgh”
Rick Sebak, Kevin Conrad and Frank Caloiero

Lifestyle

“Return of the Century”
Dave Forstate

Lifestyle

“Pittsburgh Eats”
WQED Digital Production Team

Education

“A Story for All”
Minette Seate, Amy Grove and Alisyn Blackwell

Education

“Learning: Getting From Here to There”
Dave Forstate, Frank Caloiero and Iris Samson

Education

“iQ smartparent: Edible STEM”
Gina Catanzarite, Rebecca Jean Born and Darieth Chisolm

Sports

“Friends in the Fight”
Beth Dolinar, Zak Boyle and Alisyn Blackwell

Profile

“WQED Sessions: Paul Luc”
Anne Casper, Zak Boyle and Alisyn Blackwell

Craft Achievement: Video Essay

“Catching Fire”
Dave Forstate

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April 10, 2019

WQED has been recognized with four nominations in the Robert L. Vann Media Awards. Presented by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, the Vann Awards honor achievements in print, broadcast, photography and online journalism coverage of the African American community of Western Pennsylvania.

TV Documentary

"A Beacon For Change: The Pittsburgh Courier Story"
Iris Samson, Harold Hayes, Paul Ruggieri, Dave Forstate

TV Public Affairs

"The State of Black Pittsburgh 2018"
Minette Seate, Chris Moore, Lisa Washington, Rebecca Jean Born

TV Feature

"Service & Sacrifice"
Nathalie Berry, Paul Ruggieri, Dave Forstate

Multimedia

"The Sweater Sessions: Frzy, Elias Khouri, The Buckledowns
Amy Grove, Zak Boyle, Alisyn Blackwell, Anne Casper