WPSU nominated for regional Emmy awards’ top honor for station excellence

August 16, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — WPSU Penn State has been nominated for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards’ top honor as the public media station earned 10 nominations for excellence in the television and media industries.

WPSU earned a nomination in the top category — Overall Station Excellence — for the first time, and the web series, “Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings,” earned the station’s most nominations as three of its episodes were recognized for excellence in a program or special that covers schools, teaching or education.   

The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Philadelphia Marriott.

“WPSU is incredibly honored to be recognized with these Mid-Atlantic Emmy award nominations,” said Isabel Reinert, interim executive director and general manager for WPSU Penn State. “We strive to produce programming that impacts our local communities in unique ways, and the nominations are testaments to the hard work and vision of all those who have worked on these projects.”

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, which represents Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and parts of West Virginia and Ohio, annually recognizes the top cultural, educational, technological, entertainment, news, informational programming and craft achievements in television and online. WPSU has earned 22 regional Emmy awards since 1981.

WPSU Penn State nominees, by category, are:

Overall Station Excellence —

For excellence in the overall operations of a television station, news/sports cable system or online media outlet:

Arts Program/Special —

For excellence in a program or special of visual and performing arts:

Education/Schools - Program/Special ­—

For excellence in a program or special that covers schools, teaching or education:

Health/Science/Environment - Program/Special —

For excellence in a program or special that covers health, science, medical topics, environmental impact issues, topics or subject matter:

Sports - Program Series —

For excellence in a sports limited series (non-news):

Lifestyle - Program/Special —

For excellence in a program or special that deals with everyday life subjects; such as food preparation, recipes, techniques, home improvement, decoration, renovation, gardening, outdoors, crafts and/or automotive repairs:

Editor, Program - Craft Achievement:

  • Mark Stitzer, “A Time to Heal”

Writing/Program (Non News) - Craft Achievement:

  • Kristian Berg, “Managing Risk in a Changing Climate”

WPSU Penn State, central Pennsylvania’s public media station, seeks to spark discovery, enrich learning and strengthen communities through high-impact and diverse content on its PBS- and NPR-affiliated stations, WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM, and through original online programming at WPSU Digital Studios.

Visit the WPSU website for more information.

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Last Updated August 16, 2018