WPSU Penn State honored with two prestigious Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards

September 21, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — WPSU Penn State earned a pair of prestigious Emmy awards from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The awards were presented during a sold-out event at the Philadelphia Hilton Saturday evening, Sept. 19.

WPSU Penn State director of creative services Mindy McMahon and senior producer/director Kristian Berg earned an Emmy in the Commercial – Single Spot category for “Connected for Life,” a national commercial for Penn State featuring an animated Nittany Lion shrine that comes to life. The production was the culmination of a five-year project that began with a 3-D laser scan of the lion shrine.

The station also won a regional Emmy in the Weather – News Single Story or Series category for its work on “WeatherWhys.” An educational series that appears on “Weather World,” “WeatherWhys” airs on WPSU-TV and highlights timely topics in meteorology and related environmental and astronomical sciences.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by an organization of our peers, and the station is incredibly proud of this accomplishment,” said Kate Domico, WPSU Penn State general manager. “Congratulations to all those who contributed to “Connected for Life” and “WeatherWhys.””

With the haul, the station has captured 19 Emmy awards since the formation of the Mid-Atlantic chapter in 1981. In all, WPSU Penn State earned seven nominations, which honor local productions for excellence in television programming and individual achievement. The Mid-Atlantic chapter represents Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and parts of both Ohio and West Virginia.

To learn more about WPSU Penn State, visit wpsu.org.

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Last Updated September 21, 2015