WQED-TV Awards & Accolades: 2015

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September 19, 2015

WQED Multimedia received seven Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Emmy statuettes were presented at a ceremony in Philadelphia to the following WQED team members.

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT NEWS SINGLE STORY
Cello Fury

Amy Grove, Producer/Editor

HUMAN INTEREST PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Finding Elizabeth’s Soldiers
David Solomon, Producer
Pierina Morelli, Director of Photography
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor
Paula Zetter, Design Manager

INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION SERIES
IQ: Smartparent
Jennifer Stancil, Executive Director of Educational Partnerships
Jennifer Kraus, Project Manager
Darieth Chisolm, Host
Samantha Gorsuch, Editor
Darryl Ford Williams, Vice President of Content

PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Portrayal & Perception: Already Doing It
Pierina Morelli, Producer

OVERALL EXCELLENCE
WQED Multimedia

Deborah Acklin, President & CEO

COMMUNITY SERVICE
The Portrait Project: Finding Elizabeth’s Soldiers
David Solomon, Executive Producer

WRITER- PROGRAM
David Solomon

 

August 11, 2015

WQED garnered 16 Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter, including the coveted "Overall Excellence" category for the station's entire body of work over the last year. This year's Emmy Awards will be presented at a gala in Philadelphia on September 19.  These are the nominees:  

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT NEWS SINGLE STORY
“Cello Fury”
Amy Grove, Producer/Editor

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT – PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
“Fireball: Telling Lombard’s Story” 
David Solomon, Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor

ARTS PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Chautauqua: Charting A Life In The Arts” 
Pierina Morelli, Producer
Michael Bartley, Reporter
Zachary Boyle, Associate Producer

ARTS PROGRAM/SPECIAL
“Portrayal & Perception: Fine Arts & Artists” 
Iris Samson, Producer
Amy Grove, Editor

EDUCATION/SCHOOLS PROGRAM FEATURE OR SEGMENT
“Pittsburgh 360: The Education Episode” 
Jill Neely, Producer
Tonia Caruso, Producer/Host
Michael Bartley, Producer
Pierina Morelli, Photographer

ENTERTAINMENT - PROGRAM/SPECIAL
“Pittsburgh From The Water” 
Paul Ruggieri, Producer/Editor
David Solomon, Executive Producer
Darryl Ford Williams, Vice President Of Content

HUMAN INTEREST PROGRAM/SPECIAL
“Finding Elizabeth’s Soldiers” 
David Solomon, Producer
Pierina Morelli, Director Of Photography
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor
Paula Zetter, Design Manager

INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION PROGRAM/SPECIAL
“Closing The Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay” 
Gina Catanzarite, Producer
Rebecca Jean Born, Director
Darryl Ford Williams, Vice President Of Content
Samantha Gorsuch, Production Assistant

INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION SERIES
“IQ: Smartparent” 
Jennifer Stancil, Executive Director Of Educational Partnerships
Jennifer Kraus, Project Manager
Darieth Chisolm, Host
Samantha Gorsuch, Editor
Darryl Ford Williams, Vice President Of Content

MAGAZINE PROGRAM/SPECIAL
“Pittsburgh 360: The Winter Episode”
Jill Neely, Producer
Tonia Caruso, Host
Nathalie Berry, Producer/Writer/Narrator

PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS PROGRAM/SPECIAL
“Portrayal & Perception: Already Doing It”
Pierina Morelli, Producer

PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS PROGRAM/SPECIAL
“Will’s Story: A Steeler’s Stand Against Domestic Violence”
Michael Bartley, Producer

OVERALL EXCELLENCE
WQED Multimedia
Deborah Acklin, President & CEO

COMMUNITY SERVICE
“The Portrait Project: Finding Elizabeth’s Soldiers”
David Solomon, Executive Producer

PHOTOGRAPHER - PROGRAM
Pierina Morelli

WRITER - PROGRAM
David Solomon

 

May 21, 2015

WQED Multimedia was honored with six Golden Quill Awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania in a ceremony at the Sheraton Station Square. The winners represented our work in television, education, radio and direct-to-web content.

Education: Online
"Remake Learning"
Iris Samson, Amy Grove, Walter Francis

Education: Television
"Classrooms Without Borders"
Tonia Caruso, Amy Grove, Frank Caloiero

History/Culture: Television
"A History of Pittsburgh in 17 Objects"
Rick Sebak, Kevin Conrad, Matt Conrad

Arts/Entertainment: Television
"From Stage to Sacraments"
Mike Clark, Paul Ruggieri

Sports: Television
"Sports Days Gone By"
Tonia Caruso, Glenn Syska, Frank Caloiero

Documentary: Radio
"Pittsburgh Symphony Brass Holiday Show"
Jim Cunningham, Amanda Iannuzzi

April 28, 2015

WQED Multimedia has received 29 nominations in the annual Golden Quill Awards presented by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania. The finalists listed below reflect the great work of many departments within the organization. The winners will be announced at the awards dinner on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Sheraton Station Square.

Television – Feature 
“Change of Habit” 
Michael Bartley, Paul Ruggieri, Frank Caloiero

Television - Public Affairs/Community Service 
“Human Trafficking: Pittsburgh Fights Back” 
Gina Catanzarite, Frank Caloiero, Walter Francis

“Will’s Story: A Steeler’s Stand Against Domestic Violence” 
Michael Bartley, Frank Caloiero, Walter Francis

“Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay” 
Gina Catanzarite, Rebecca Born, Maria Kakay

Television – Documentary 
“Portrayal & Perception: Already Doing It” 
Pierina Morelli, Alisyn Blackwell

“Chautauqua: Charting a Life in the Arts” 
Pierina Morelli, Michael Bartley, Zachary Boyle

“Pittsburgh From the Water” 
Paul Ruggieri, Richard Cook, Jamie Peck

Television - Arts & Entertainment 
“Stage to Sacraments” 
Mike Clark, Paul Ruggieri

“Fireball: Telling Lombard’s Story” 
David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri

“Prattis and the Piano” 
Nathalie, Berry, Christopher Moore, Frank Caloiero

“Portrayal & Perception: Fine Arts & Artists” 
Iris Samson, Amy Grove, Frank Caloiero

Television - Business/Technical/Consumer 
“Forging Ahead” 
Dave Crawley, Dave Forstate

“Thread” 
Tonia Caruso, Amy Grove, Paul Ruggieri

“Pittsburgh Wage Gap” 
Gina Catanzarite, Frank Caloiero, Walter Francis

Television - Health/Science 
“Therapy Dogs” 
Nathalie Berry, Amy Grove, Paul Ruggieri

Television - History/Culture 
“A History of Pittsburgh in 17 Objects” 
Rick Sebak, Kevin Conrad, Matt Conrad

“Memories of the March” 
Iris Samson, Amy Grove, Frank Caloiero

“Salute to the Sky” 
Pierina Morelli

Television - Sports Reporting 
“Sports Days Gone By” 
Tonia Caruso, Glenn Syska, Frank Caloiero

“Pittsburgh Donnybrook” 
Michael Bartley, Frank Caloiero, Walter Francis

“Sled Hockey Sensation” 
Michael Bartley, Walter Francis, David Cohen

Television – Education 
"Classrooms Without Borders"
Tonia Caruso, Amy Grove, Frank Caloiero

“iQ smartparent: Digital Badging” 
Alicia Schisler, Jennifer Kraus, Jennifer Stancil

Television - Feature Videography 
“Pierina Morelli Composite” 
Pierina Morelli

Online/e-Media – Feature 
“What’s Rick Sebak Been Doing?” 
Rick Sebak, Frank Caloiero, Amy Grove

Online/e-Media – Education 
“Remake Learning” 
Iris Samson, Amy Grove, Walter Francis

Radio - Documentary 
“Pittsburgh Symphony Brass Holiday Show” 
Jim Cunningham, Amanda Iannuzzi

Radio - Arts & Entertainment 
 “Pittsburgh Symphony Radio: Space and Beyond” 
Jim Cunningham, Bryan Sejvar

Radio – Education 
“Performance in Pittsburgh: Musical Kids 2014” 
Jim Cunningham, Stephen Baum

April 4, 2015

The Gathering: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life honored WQED's Michael Bartley and Tonia Caruso for their two documentary productions, "Gun Violence: Victims & Voices for Change." The event recognized community leaders working to stop violence in the region.

March 17, 2015

WQED's Michael Bartley received the Roy McHugh Award for his coverage of "The Pittsburgh Donnybrook" boxing event. The award is presented to a Pittsburgh media personality who best exemplifies McHugh's commitment to excellence in the field of sports media.