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September 4, 2014

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation hosted the 2014 Robert L. Vann Media Awards honoring excellence in print, broadcast, photography and online journalism coverage of the African-American community of Western PA. WQED productions won 2 of the 3 television categories.

Broadcast/Television Feature
The LeMoyne Center
Christopher T. Moore, Producer/Reporter
Bob Lubomski, Photographer
Frank Caloiero, Editor

Broadcast/Television Documentary
Media Men
Nathalie Berry, Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Editor
Walt Francis, Photographer
Bob Lubomski, Photographer
Frank Caloiero, Editor

August 12, 2014

WQED is proud to report that the station received 23 Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter. The regional Emmy Awards will be presented at a gala in Philadelphia on September 20, 2014. Congratulations to all the nominees listed below.

Arts/Entertainment Program Feature/Segment
Prattis And The Piano
Nathalie Berry, Producer
Christopher T. Moore, Reporter

Stage To Sacraments
Mike Clark, Producer/Reporter
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor

Arts Program/Special
Portraits For The Home Front: The Story Of Elizabeth Black
David Solomon, Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Director of Photography
Paula Zetter, Design Manager

Education/Schools Program Feature or Segment
The LeMoyne Center
The LeMoyne Center
Bob Lubomski, Photographer

Education/Schools - Program/Special
Getting Schooled
Christopher T. Moore, Producer/Reporter

Entertainment- Program/Special
Joys Of Millvale
Rick Sebak, Producer/Writer/Narrator
Kevin Conrad, Editor
Bob Lubomski, Photographer
Frank Caloiero, Photographer

Health/Environment/Science Program/Special
Concussions: A New Way Of Thinking
Beth Dolinar, Producer/Reporter

Historic/Cultural Program Feature/Segment
Salute To The Skies
Pierina Morelli, Producer

Historic/Cultural Program/Special
Memories Of The March
Iris Samson, Producer
Frank Caloiero, Photographer
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer
Amy Grove, Editor

Human Interest Program/Special
Change of Habit
Michael Bartley, Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Editor/Photographer

Sports- Program One-Time Special
Stories From The Stands
Tonia Caruso, Producer/Reporter
Frank Caloiero, Photographer/Editor

Lifestyle Program- Feature/Segment
More Than Art
Nathalie Berry, Producer
Christopher T. Moore, Reporter

Lifestyle Program/Special
Memories From The Table
Pierina Morelli, Producer/Editor/Writer
Christian Fennimore, Reporter/Narrator

Sendall Style: No Bones About It
Jill Neely, Producer
Rebecca Jean Born, Director
Bob Sendall, Host
Minette Seate, Supervising Producer
Darryl Ford Williams, VP Content

Public/Current/Community Affairs Program/Special
Gun Violence: The Victims
Michael Bartley, Producer

Gun Violence: The Voices
Tonia Caruso, Producer/Reporter

Human Trafficking: Pittsburgh Fights Back
Gina Catanzarite, Producer/Writer
Frank Caloiero, Editor/Photographer
Dave Forstate, Photographer

Station Excellence
WQED Multimedia
Deborah Acklin, President & CEO

Community Service
Gun Violence: Victims & Voices For Change
Darryl Ford Williams, VP of Content

Portrayal & Perception: The African American Men & Boys Project
Darryl Ford Wiliams, VP of Content

On-Camera Talent- Reporter- Features/Human Interest
Michael Bartley

Photographer- Program
Pierina Morelli

Writer- Program
Portraits for the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black
David Solomon

August 1, 2014

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation has announced the finalists for its 2014 Robert L. Vann Media Awards, honoring coverage of the African-American community in Western Pennsylvania. WQED was honored in several categories. Winners will be named September 4 during a ceremony at the University of Pittsburgh.

Television Documentary
Media Men
Nathalie Berry, Paul Ruggieri, Walt Francis, Bob Lubomski, Frank Caloiero

Television Feature
Getting Schooled
Christopher T. Moore, Paul Ruggieri, Walt Francis, Bob Lubomski

The LeMoyne Center
Christopher T. Moore, Bob Lubomski, Frank Caloiero

Journey to Medicine
Iris Samson, Amy Grove

Television Sports Feature
The Clairton Bears
Michael Bartley, Paul Ruggieri, Frank Caloiero

July 14, 2014

The Race to Save Pennsylvania Bats has been chosen as an official selection of the 2014 American Conservation Film Festival. The event promotes outstanding films and the arts that educate and inspire people to become engaged in conservation. The award-winning documentary was written and produced for WQED by Gina Catanzarite. The 2014 festival runs from October 30 through November 2 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

June 23, 2014

Portraits for the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black was selected to receive a CINE Golden Eagle Award. This award recognizes excellence in production through CINE's thorough and renowned jury process. CINE (Council on International Non-Theatrical Events" honored "Portraits" in the category of Televised Documentary & Performance Division - History. The WQED documentary was written and produced by David Solomon, with camera and editing by Paul Ruggieri.

June 19, 2014

Portraits for the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black received the national Gabriel Award in the category of Television Arts. Producer David Solomon accepted the statuette at a ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina. Gabriel Awards are presented by the Catholic Academy of Communication Arts Professionals to films and programs throughout North America that uplift the human spirit by focusing on people who foster community, creativity, tolerance, justice and compassion.

May 22, 2014

WQED Multimedia was honored with six Golden Quill Awards. Presented by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the awards recognize excellence in print, broadcast, and interactive media in the region extending north to Erie and east to State College.

Congratulations to the following Golden Quill recipients.

Documentary - TV
Portraits for the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black
David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri, Paula Zetter

Arts & Entertainment - TV
PostSecret
Dave Forstate, Dave Crawley

History/Culture - TV
The Allegheny Arsenal Explosion
Tonia Caruso, Frank Caloiero

Education - TV
Journey To Medicine
Iris Samson, Amy Grove

Business/Technology/Consumer - Online/e-Media
The WQED Pittsburgh Innovators Project
Joan Guerin, Christa Majoras, Zack Tanner

Arts & Entertainment - Online/e-Media
The Portrait Project: Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers
David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri, Jay Volk

May 5, 2014

Two WQED productions have been honored with the bronze Telly Award, which honors film and video productions, online video content, and local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs. WQED's winners, both written and produced by Gina Catanzarite, were honored in the following categories:

TV Programs - Informational
Human Trafficking: Pittsburgh Fights Back

TV Programs - Social Responsibility
Gay For Good

May 1, 2014

WQED Multimedia has received 21 Golden Quill Award nominations from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania in the television, radio and interactive/online categories. The WQED nominees are listed below. Winners will be announced May 22, 2014 during an awards ceremony at the Sheraton Station Square.

Feature - TV
For All the Marbles
Dave Crawley, Dave Forstate

North Side Sandwiches
Rick Sebak, Kevin Conrad, Bob Lubomski

Public Affairs/Community Service - TV
Gun Violence: The Victims & The Voices
Michael Bartley, Tonia Caruso

Why Do You Live In Pittsburgh?
Rick Sebak, Kevin Conrad, Bob Lubomski

Documentary - TV
The Joys of Millvale
Rick Sebak, Kevin Conrad, Frank Caloiero

Portraits for the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black
David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri, Paula Zetter

Arts & Entertainment - TV
PostSecret
Dave Forstate, Dave Crawley

Health/Science/Environment - TV
Concussions: A New Way Of Thinking
Beth Dolinar, David Cohen, Walter Francis

Business/Technology/Consumer - TV
A Ballooning Business
Nathalie Berry, Paul Ruggieri, Walter Francis

History/Culture - TV
The Allegheny Arsenal Explosion
Tonia Caruso, Frank Caloiero

Nostalgia House
Dave Crawley, Dave Forstate

Squirrel Hill Tunnels
Rick Sebak, Matt Conrad, Walter Francis

Sports Reporting - TV
The Clairton Bears
Michael Bartley, Paul Ruggieri, Frank Caloiero

Education - TV
iQ: smartparent - Tots + Tech
Debbi Casini Klein, Jennifer Stancil, Jennifer Kraus

Bullying: A Musical Message
Pierina Morelli

Journey To Medicine
Iris Samson, Amy Grove

Feature Videography - TV
Memories from The Table
Pierina Morelli

Business/Technology/Consumer - Online/e-Media
The WQED Pittsburgh Innovators Project
Joan Guerin, Christa Majoras, Zack Tanner

Arts & Entertainment - Online/e-Media
The Portrait Project: Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers
David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri, Jay Volk

Classical Crossroads: California Guitar Trio
Jim Cunniningham, Stephen Baum, Jim Shock

Feature - Radio
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio Tour Report: A Footrace in Frankfurt
Jim Cunningham, Stephen Baum

April 22, 2014

Portraits for the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black has won the Edward R. Murrow Award as best news documentary in region 11, which consists of entries from New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Written and produced by David Solomon, with camera and editing by Paul Ruggieri, the documentary now competes for the national Murrow Award in June 2014.

March 27, 2014

The Race To Save Pennsylvania's Bats was screened as an official selection at the 2014 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capitol. Founded in 1993, the festival has become one of the world’s largest and most influential showcases of environmental film and a major collaborative cultural event in Washington, D.C.

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