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May 19, 2016

A WQED documentary received the Robert L. Vann Media Award, which honors exceptional print, broadcast, photography and online journalism coverage of the African American communities of Western Pennsylvania.

Outstanding Television Documentary
"Renewal & Reality: Rebuilding Braddock"
Nathalie Berry, Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Editor/Photographer
Walt Francis, Photographer

May 12, 2016

WQED received six Golden Quill Awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, which recognizes written, photographic, illustration, broadcast and online journalism in the 29 counties of Western PA. These are the winning productions in various categories.

Television: Arts and Entertainment
“The Making of ‘August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand’”
Minette Seate
Frank Caloiero

Television: History
“45 Years of Dance”
Nathalie Berry
Michael Bartley
Paul Ruggieri

Television: Education
“iQ smartparent: The Maker Movement”
Gina Catanzarite
Rebecca Born
Patricia Kievlan

Online/e-Media: Health/Science/Environment
“Living With Mental Illness”
Maria Kakay
Amy Grove
Paul Ruggieri

Online/e-Media: Arts and Entertainment
“WQED Sessions”
WQED Sessions Production Team

Online/e-Media: History
“The Italian Americans”
WQED Production Team

April 22, 2016

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania announced that WQED has 23 finalists in the 2016 Golden Quill Awards competition, which recognizes written, photographic, illustration, broadcast and online journalism in the 29 counties of Western PA. The winners will be announced May 12, 2016 in a ceremony at the Sheraton Station Square.

Television: Feature
Judson’s Final Gift
Michael Bartley
Paul Ruggieri
Walt Francis

Television: Public Affairs/Community Service
Renewal & Reality: Has the Smoke Cleared?
Pierina Morelli
Zak Boyle

Renewal & Reality: Rebuilding Braddock
Nathalie Berry
Paul Ruggieri
Walt Francis

Renewal & Realty: Why Not Wilkinsburg
Minette Seate
Amy Grove
Frank Caloiero

Television: Documentary
Finding Elizabeth’s Soldiers
David Solomon
Pierina Morelli
Paul Ruggieri

Television: Arts and Entertainment
The Making of "August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand"
Minette Seate
Frank Caloiero

Live From Neid's Hotel
Slim Forsythe,
Dino DiStefano
Mark Knobil

Braddock: Coming Home
Tonia Caruso
Amy Grove
Paul Ruggieri

Television: Business/Technology/Consumer
Building Hollywood East
Tonia Caruso
Frank Caloiero
Paul Ruggieri

Television: Health/Science/Environment
Warriors: A Semper Fi Odyssey
Chris Moore
Frank Caloiero
Walt Francis

Inspiring Change
Tonia Caruso
Paul Ruggieri
Walt Francis

Television: History
45 Years of Dance
Nathalie Berry
Michael Bartley
Paul Ruggieri

Television: Sports Reporting
The Pens' Other Team
Tonia Caruso
Frank Caloiero
Walt Francis

Television: Education
iQ smartparent: The Maker Movement
Gina Catanzarite
Rebecca Born
Patricia Kievlan

A City of Learning
Pierina Morelli
Zak Boyle

Television: Food Feature
Hopping to Brew
Pierina Morelli
Zak Boyle

Television: Feature Videography
Has the Smoke Cleared?
Pierina Morelli

Online/e-Media: Enterprise/Investigative Project
The Portrait Project: Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers
David Solomon

Online/e-Media: Education
Remake Learning
Iris Samson, Amy Grove
Paul Ruggieri

Online/e-Media: Business/Technology/Consumer
Closing the Gap: Workplace Mentors
Gina Catanzarite
Rebecca Born
Lisa Washington

Online/e-Media: Health/Science/Environment
Living With Mental Illness
Maria Kakay
Amy Grove
Paul Ruggieri

Online/e-Media: Arts and Entertainment
WQED Sessions
Sessions Production Team

Online/e-Media: History
The Italian Americans
WQED Production Team

April 14, 2016

Two episodes of WQED's Renewal & Reality documentary series have been named as finalists in the 2016 Robert L. Vann Media Awards, which honor exceptional print, broadcast, photography and online journalism coverage of the African-American communities of Western Pennsylvania. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony May 19, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh.

TV Broadcast: Public Affairs
Renewal & Reality: Why Not Wilkinsburg?
Producer: Minette Seate

TV Broadcast: Documentary

Renewal & Reality: Rebuilding Braddock
Producer: Nathalie Berry

March 21, 2016

WQED's follow-up documentary on Pittsburgh portrait artist Elizabeth Black has won the Outstanding Documentary category in the 2016 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards. The program documented producer David Solomon's efforts to find homes throughout the U.S. for 100 portraits of soldiers sketched by Miss Black in Europe during WW2.

Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers
David Solomon, Producer
Pierina Morelli, Director of Photography, Editor
Paul Ruggieri, Editor
Paula Zetter, Graphic Design

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