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October 24, 2013

WQED Multimedia received a Media and Mental Health Award from the Entertainment Industries Council, which recognizes high-quality, accurate reporting on behavioral health issues in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The awards were presented during a ceremony at the Heinz History Center.

Television Community Affairs Program
Rose's Garden: Surviving My Mother's Mental Illness
Beth Dolinar, Producer/Reporter/Writer
David Cohen, Editor
Walter Francis, Photographer

September 7, 2013

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

ARTS PROGRAM/SPECIAL
PostSecret
Dave Forstate, Producer/Photographer/Editor
Dave Crawley, Writer/Narrator

ENTERTAINMENT- PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Pittsburgh From The Air: Seasons Of Change
Frank Caloiero, Producer/Editor
David Solomon, Supervising Producer/Writer
Darryl Ford Williams, Vice President Of Content
Alisyn Blackwell, Production Assistant

HEALTH/ENVIRONMENT/SCIENCE PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
Orphan Wells
Pierina Morelli, Producer

HUMAN INTEREST PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Rose's Garden: Surviving My Mother's Mental Illness
Beth Dolinar, Producer/Reporter
David Cohen, Editor
Walter Francis, Videographer

MAGAZINE PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Woodworkers Of Western Pennsylvania
Nathalie Berry, Producer/Writer
Michael Bartley, Reporter
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Hunger: Our Hidden Crisis
David Solomon, Producer
Jill Neely, Producer
Gina Catanzarite, Producer
Nathalie Berry, Producer
Pierina Morelli, Producer
Maria Kakay, Producer
Beth Dolinar, Producer

August 1, 2013

Emmy nominations were announced today in the Mid-Atlantic region of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. WQED received 23 nominations in various categories. The following content and team members were recognized.

ARTS PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Duquesne University Tamburitzans
Rebecca Jean Born, Producer
Frank Caloiero, Director Of Photography/Editor

PostSecret
Dave Forstate, Producer/Photographer/Editor
Dave Crawley, Writer/Narrator

EDUCATION/SCHOOLS - PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Journey To Medicine
Iris Samson, Producer
Amy Grove, Editor

Teaching Success
Minette Seate, Producer/Writer

ENTERTAINMENT- PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Pittsburgh From The Air: Seasons Of Change
Frank Caloiero, Producer/Editor
David Solomon, Supervising Producer/Writer
Darryl Ford Williams, Vice President Of Content
Alisyn Blackwell, Production Assistant

HEALTH/ENVIRONMENT/SCIENCE PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
Orphan Wells
Pierina Morelli, Producer

HEALTH/ENVIRONMENT/SCIENCE PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Beyond Baby Blues
Alicia Schisler, Producer

HISTORIC/CULTURAL PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
The Allegheny Arsenal Explosion
Tonia Caruso, Producer/Reporter
Frank Caloiero, Editor/Photographer

HISTORIC/CULTURAL PROGRAM/SPECIAL
25 Things I Like About Pittsburgh
Rick Sebak, Producer/Host
Kevin Conrad, Editor
Matt Conrad, Editor
Bob Lubomski, Videographer

Squirrel Hill In A Nutshell
Iris Samson, Producer

HUMAN INTEREST PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Rose's Garden: Surviving My Mother's Mental Illness
Beth Dolinar, Producer/Reporter
David Cohen, Editor
Walter Francis, Videographer

MAGAZINE PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Woodworkers Of Western Pennsylvania
Nathalie Berry, Producer/Writer
Michael Bartley, Reporter
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor

PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS FEATURE/SEGMENT
The Clairton Bears
Michael Bartley, Producer/Reporter
Frank Caloiero, Photographer
Paul Ruggieri, Editor

PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Pittsburgh 360: The Hunger Episode
Jill Neely, Producer
Gina Catanzarite, Producer
Nathalie Berry, Producer
Pierina Morelli, Producer
Michael Bartley, Host/Reporter
Tonia Caruso, Host

Global Leaders: The Next Generation
Gina Catanzarite, Producer/Writer
Glenn Syska, Editor/Videographer
Alisyn Blackwell, Production Assistant

PROMOTION- NEWS AND PROGRAM AND PSA- SINGLE SPOT
Where Do You See Yourself
Michele Huber, Producer
Glenn Syska, Editor

STATION EXCELLENCE
“WQED Multimedia”- Deborah Acklin, President & CEO

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Hunger: Our Hidden Crisis"- WQED Multimedia
David Solomon, Producer
Jill Neely, Producer
Gina Catanzarite, Producer
Nathalie Berry, Producer
Pierina Morelli, Producer
Maria Kakay, Producer
Beth Dolinar, Producer

CRAFT ACHIEVEMENT: MUSICAL COMPOSITION/ARRANGEMENT
Jamie Peck

CRAFT ACHIEVEMENT: DIRECTOR - LIVE OR LIVE-TO-TAPE
Rebecca Jean Born

CRAFT ACHIEVEMENT: ON-CAMERA TALENT- PROGRAM HOST/MODERATOR
Michael Bartley

CRAFT ACHIEVEMENT: WRITER- PROGRAM
Beth Dolinar
Pierina Morelli

May 13, 2013

WQED-TV and WQED-FM won five Golden Quill Awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania at a ceremony at the Sheraton Station Square. On top of that, Rick Sebak received the evening's top honor, the Press Club's President's Award, for career achievement!

Congratulations to the winners listed below.

Radio Arts & Entertainment
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio
Jim Cunningham and Bryan Sejvar

Radio Education
WQED FM PSO Tour Blog
Jim Cunningham and Stephen Baum

TV Documentary
Rose's Garden: Surviving My Mother's Mental Illness
Beth Dolinar, David Cohen and Walt Francis

TV Business/Technology/Consumer
Reclaiming Ground Zero
Mike Lee, Paul Ruggieri and Glenn Syska

TV History/Culture
25 Things I Like About Pittsburgh
Rick Sebak, Kevin Conrad and Matt Conrad

April 30, 2013

The Telly Awards has recognized WQED's Global Leaders: The Next Generation with the 2013 Bronze Award in the category of TV Programs - Social Responsibility. The documentary was produced by Gina Catanzarite in conjunction with the 2012 One Young World Summit held in Pittsburgh.

April 18, 2013

WQED's Chris Moore was recognized with the Bill Burns Award for his many years of service to journalism. Named for the legendary KDKA news anchor, the honor is bestowed annually at the Art Rooney Awards event, which honors people who have made outstanding contributions in media, sports, community service and more.

April 12, 2013

WQED has received 17 nominations in the 2013 Golden Quill Awards sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania. The winners will be chosen at a ceremony on May 13, 2013 at the Sheraton Station Square.

Congratulations to the finalists listed below.

Radio Arts & Entertainment
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio
Jim Cunningham and Bryan Sejvar

Pittsburgh Symphony Tour Report - Cologne, Germany
Jim Cunningham and Stephen Baum

Radio Education
WQED FM PSO Tour Blog
Jim Cunningham and Stephen Baum

TV Feature
Antiques Roadshow Comes To Town
Pierina Morelli, Nathalie Berry and Michael Bartley

TV Public Affairs/Community Service
Pittsburgh 360: Marcellus Shale Episode
Pierina Morelli, Tonia Caruso and Michael Bartley

Pittsburgh 360: Hunger Episode
Gina Catanzarite, Nathalie Berry and Pierina Morelli

TV Documentary
Rose's Garden: Surviving My Mother's Mental Illness
Beth Dolinar, David Cohen and Walt Francis

Woodworkers of Western Pennsylvania
Nathalie Berry, Paul Ruggieri and Michael Bartley

TV Arts and Entertainment
Duquesne University Tamburitzans
Rebecca Jean Born and Frank Caloiero

What Makes Rick Tick?
Pierina Morelli

TV Business/Technology/Consumer
Reclaiming Ground Zero
Mike Lee, Paul Ruggieri and Glenn Syska

Pittsburgh's Next Renaissance: Downtown Living
Tonia Caruso, Bob Lubomski and Paul Ruggieri

TV Health/Science/Environment
The Race To Save Pennsylvania’s Bats
Gina Catanzarite, David Cohen and Glenn Syska

TV History/Culture
25 Things I Like About Pittsburgh
Rick Sebak, Kevin Conrad and Matt Conrad

TV Sports Reporting
Dave Palone: The Drive to Win
Mike Lee, Paul Ruggieri and Luke Furedy

TV Education
Roboclass: Reconnecting a Homebound Student
Maria Kakay, David Cohen and Frank Caloiero

TV Feature Videography
What Makes Rick Tick?
Pierina Morelli

March 15, 2013

An episode of WQED's "Experience" program on the internationally acclaimed "Tammies" has received the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters (PAB) 2012 Award for Excellence in Broadcasting in the category of Outstanding Documentary Program.

Duquesne University Tamburitzans
Rebecca Jean Born, Producer
Frank Caloiero, Camera & Editing

January 19, 2013

WQED Multimedia has won the 29th edition of the John Hervey Award for excellence in broadcasting for a feature on Dave Palone becoming the winningest driver in North American harness racing history. The honor is presented by the U.S. Harness Writers Association to recognize excellence in harness racing journalism.

The Drive To Wins
Mike Lee, Producer/Reporter
Paul Ruggieri, Camera/Editing

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