WPSU public media station nominated for six 2020 Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards

August 06, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — WPSU Penn State — central Pennsylvania’s public media station — has been nominated for six 2020 Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards for excellence in the television and media industries from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

WPSU — a Penn State Outreach service — and its University partners earned six nominations in five categories. The nominees were announced Aug. 5, during a virtual event, and the 38th annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards will be presented in a virtual format on Sept. 19.

WPSU nominations are:

In all, 348 entries received nominations in 78 categories.

Regional NATAS chapters in comparable television markets complete Mid-Atlantic Emmy judging across the country. Industry professionals with expertise in that category judge all entries in a given category, and the judges apply personal standards of excellence to evaluate each entry in areas of content, creativity and execution. 

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences represents 750 members in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware from more than 32 television stations, numerous cable companies and programmers, as well as independent producers, production facilities and educational institutions.

The five WPSU nominees with productions teams are:

“Schreyer Honors College – Schreyer Stories”

  • Mark Stitzer, director of photography/editor
  • Richard Humber, field audio
  • Topher Yorks, senior producer/director

“LifeLink PSU – Penn State Football”

  • Mindy McMahon, executive producer
  • Michael Loftus, senior producer/director/writer
  • Shane Robinson, videographer
  • Jon Baker, editor
  • Justin Donnelly, videographer/editor
  • Richard Humber, field audio

“The Penn State Basketball Story”

  • Mindy McMahon, executive producer
  • Don Hampton, senior producer/director
  • Allen Goldate, senior producer/director
  • Will Price, producer/director
  • Shane Robinson, videographer/editor
  • Clint Yoder, videographer/editor
  • Justin Donnelly, videographer/editor
  • Matt Stephens, videographer/editor
  • Sam Newhouse, videographer/editor
  • Michael Klein, post-production audio

“Unrivaled: The Penn State Football Story”

  • Mindy McMahon, executive producer
  • Don Hampton, senior producer/director
  • Michael Loftus, senior producer/director
  • Anya Swanson, producer/director
  • Matt Stephens, videographer/editor
  • Clint Yoder, field and post-production audio
  • Justin Donnelly, videographer/editor
  • Shane Robinson, videographer/editor
  • Sam Newhouse, videographer/editor
  • Blake Newsock, videographer/editor
  • Jon Baker, editor
  • Michael Klein, post-production audio

“Science-U Parent Inspiration PSA’s”

  • Kristian Berg, writer/producer/director
  • Melissa DeJesus, character designer/animator
  • Kristin Bittner, instructional designer/co-writer
  • Christopher Kugler, editor

Visit the WPSU website for more information.

  • animated dad and daughter perform a science experiment

    WPSU created a series of animated "Science-U Parent Inspiration PSAs" that were nominated for a 2020 Mid-Atlantic Emmy award.

    IMAGE: WPSU Penn State

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Last Updated August 07, 2020