WQED-TV Awards and Accolades: 2021

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January 12, 2022

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation has announced that WQED is being recognized with five awards in its 33rd annual Robert L. Vann Media Awards contest. The recognition honors excellence in journalism coverage of African American and African diaspora communities, individuals and issues for content produced during the calendar year 2020.

WQED’s Robert L. Vann Media Award Winners, 2021

Arts/Entertainment “En Point: Black Dancers, Black History”  Gina Catanzarite, Dave Forstate, Amy Grove, Ash Warren

Documentary “The Good Fight”  Minette Seate, Chris Moore, Amy Grove, Frank Caloiero, Dave Forstate

Enterprise/Investigative “Childhood Lost: The Adultification of African American Girls” Minette Seate, Amy Grove, Dave Forstate, Frank Caloiero, Paul Ruggieri, Darryl Ford Williams

Public Affairs/Politics/Government “VOICES”  Anne Casper, Nathalie Berry, Alisyn Blackwell, Ryne DeCaprio, Dave Forstate, Amy Grove, Aidan McGarvey, Paul Ruggieri

Science/Environment “The Air That We Breath" Iris Samson, Ash Warren, Amy Grove


September 24, 2021

WQED scored 6 wins during this year's Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy® Awards ceremony. The honors included the coveted Community Service Emmy® and the station’s sixth Emmy® for Overall Excellence, a record in that category among stations in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

WQED’s Emmy Winners, 2021

Overall Excellence WQED Multimedia Deborah Acklin, President & CEO

Education/Schools - Program Feature/Segment The Hunger Lesson Beth Dolinar, Producer David Forstate, Photographer

Community Service Childhood Lost Project Minette Seate, Supervising Producer Arts/Entertainment – Short Form Content "Keep Pittsburgh Dope" Anne Casper, Producer/Videographer Aidan McGarvey, Videographer Ryne DeCaprio, Graphic Designer Education/Schools – Long Form Content SOS: Amusement Parks – Grades 5 & 6 Gina Catanzarite, Producer Annette Banks, Editor Historical/Cultural – Long Form Content "An Unlikely Refuge: Surviving the Holocaust in Shanghai" Iris Samson, Producer Frank Caloiero, Editor/Photographer David Forstate, Photographer Ilana Diamant, Researcher "Lifestyle – Short Form Content" August Wilson Park: “You plan right…” Annette Banks, Producer/Editor


Pennsylvania Association of Broadcast

Outstanding Documentary "An Unlikely Refuge: Surviving the Holocaust in Shanghai"

Outstanding Public Affairs Program "Childhood Lost:The Adultification of African American Girls"

Outstanding Feature Story "A Crowning Achivement"


Golden Quill Awards

Best of Show: Ed Romano Memorial Award - Videography "Pittsburgh Circus" Aidan McGarvey, Anne Casper, Amy Grove

Video: Science/Environment "The Air That We Breathe" Iris Samson, Ash Warren, Amy Grove

Video: News Feature "Life After Hate" Beth Dolinar, Amy Grove, Dave Forstate

Video: Arts/Entertainment "En Pointe: Black Dancer, Black History" Gina Catanzarite, Amy Grove, Ash Warren

Audio: Arts/Entertainment "Composer: Christopher Tin" Katie Brill, Bryan Sejvar

Video: Profile "Jean Bryant: A Crowning Achievement" Annette Banks, Ash Warren

Craft Achievement: Video Essay "Lasting Impressions" Paul Ruggieri

Craft Achievement: Feature Videography "Pittsburgh Circus" Aidan McGarvey, Anne Casper, Amy Grove


Ronald H.Brown Corporate Leadership Award Presented by Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh https://www.youtube.be/D3A5ftZzPjU

CFO of the Year by Pittsburgh Business Times CFO of the Year Mike Waruszewski